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19
Mar

Bonne Semaine de la langue française et de la Francophonie

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Happy French language and Francophony week (18-26 March 2017)… … can you believe it’s the 22nd edition?! What is this week about? Organized every year around March 20th, the International Francophonie Day (French: Journée internationale de la Francophonie), the week is about celebrating the richness of the French language and […]

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18
Sep

Au café du marché, le bistro par excellence

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  Quoi: Le Café du Marché – Bistro Où: 16 Avenue Henri-Dunant (Plainpalais) Le café du marché est une de mes adresses préférées à Genève. D’abord c’est pratique, en plein coeur de Plainpalais (et en plus à côté de l’excellente pâtisserie Chistophe Berger) la grande salle aux baies vitrées donne […]

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18
Jul

Il fait trop beau pour travailler!

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Is the weather too good to be working today where you are?   Share now / Partage maintenant!

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07
Apr

French Fashion Explained – Hermès

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If you ask someone why they are learning French, the top three cultural reasons are because they like French fashion, food and movies. If you are part of the first category, you probably know that Hermès is a famous French producer of high quality good. What I didn’t know is […]

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05
Apr

27
Mar

Expolangues

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Assimil is a French company, founded by Alphonse Chérel in 1929. With over 80 years of experience, It creates and publishes foreign language courses, and of course French! We were in Paris in February to learn more about French teaching methods. Share now / Partage maintenant!

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22
Mar

Montaigne was the original blogger!

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“He is a great French Renaissance thinker who took himself as the great object of study in his Essays. In studying himself Montaigne is studying mankind. He attempted to weigh or ‘assay’ his nature, habits, his own opinions and those of others.” (Source) Share now / Partage maintenant!

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20
Mar

Daft Punk

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Daft Punk, the French electronic music duo consisting of Parisien musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, were standouts at the Grammy’s this year winning the album of the year. Here’s an interesting article about whether or not they are “really French”: Daft Punk est-il vraiment français? Share now / […]

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14
Mar

The Interrnet is 25 years old today!

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Joyeux anniversaire – L’Internet a 25 ans aujourd’hui / Happy Birthday – The Interrnet is 25 years old today! Did you know that French is the 8th most commonly used language in the Internet? Share now / Partage maintenant!

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13
Mar

A question about movies

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Caroline asked us to recommend some French movies – here’s the trailer to one of our favorites from 2001: “Amélie” with a great soundtrack from Yann Tiersen. “Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain est un film français réalisé par Jean-Pierre Jeunet et sorti en 2001. Il s’agit d’une comédie romantique écrite […]

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