The Anglo-Franco differences question

English French differences

The « je ne sais quoi » of  French and Anglophone differences. There has been an unending stream of Anglo writing trying, and usually failing, to articulate the very palpable, yet sometimes elusive, distinctions between French and Anglo world views. Of course, humerous books are written about how Americans

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Mini Breaks in the South of France

arenes de nimes

August in France is the calm before the socio-cultural phenomenon that is  « La rentrée ». If there is a word in English to explain this phenomenon I am not aware of it.  We could say “back to school” but that is only relevant in the sphere of education

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Book Flogging and Blogging

Comedie du Livre

The « Comedie du livre » is coming back to town this year from the 31st of May through June 3rd and this year’s special focus will be British authors.  This is great news, particularly if you are a thief of garden trowels, given the number of

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Savoir Vivre classes in Montpellier

French Lifestyle Montpellier

All around French lifestyle: Etiquette, Wines, Perfumes, tastings and cultural discoveries…. Have you ever felt uncomfortable while in French society? Did you ever notice that French have their own cultural codes? The French American Center in partnership with EAF – Etiquette à la Française offers you the

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Le pain à la banane!

Pain à la Banane

Hello all! After living in France and finding my obsession of French culture, I notice every time I do something stereotypical “American.” To name a few: having such an intense work ethic and crazy schedule every day (not as common in the beautiful south of France), enjoying

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