French Greetings: Free Mini-Course (and other news)

Free French Mini-Course! Bonjour! Maybe you’re planning a trip to France in the future, or maybe you simply love the French language.  There is a special tool I have developed for you. It is the FREE online mini-course called French Greetings and Polite Expressions. Why is that important for you? As you go about your business at home, you probably say things like please, thank you, excuse me, and you’re welcome automatically all day long. But in a foreign country,…

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5 Foods You Must Try in France

When you visit France, there are just some foods you have to eat. It’s like getting your passport stamped when you arrive. Some of these you know instinctively. You may make some of these yourself. But you know they aren’t the same. They aren’t made the same and they don’t taste the same as in-country. Treat yourself to French specialties and discover some new ones you didn’t know you loved! Eating is part of the experience! (And if you haven’t…

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10 Day Trips Under Two Hours from Paris

You’re visiting Paris for a week or more. But wouldn’t it be nice to take a day trip elsewhere to get a different flavor? Here are some towns you can get to in two hours or less to enjoy a day trip from Paris that offers a different slice of this wonderfully varied country! Amiens In Amiens, you’ll see the 13th-century Cathedral Notre Dame, the largest Gothic cathedral in France. It is one of the main attractions of Amiens. Then…

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9 Nitty Gritty Tips for Traveling in France

Last month I published some tips for traveling in France, general tips to make your travels more enjoyable. But I’ve just returned from France and want to share nine more tips, the “nitty gritty” kind that you need to know just when you don’t expect it. And these are the ones that help you avoid a bump or simply add to your enjoyment. The Monoprix Sac: All over France is a supermarket called Monoprix. It’s a nice, upscale grocery store…

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15 Tips for Your Trip to France

A lot of people write about travel tips for your trip to France. Here are some of mine, so you’ll have a smoother experience during your trip to France. I lived for over a decade in this enchanted country so I hope to be a faithful guide for your travels. Whether you are about to take your flight or are planning for the future, keep these France travel tips in mind for a more enjoyable journey! If possible, don’t only…

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Traveling through France with Fido

By Cathi Bert-Roussel, guest blogger (Triangle Paws Magazine) Now it is easier than ever to travel to and throughout France with your dog. With some planning and an understanding of how to navigate your way with a dog in tow, you can have a memorable visit without leaving an important family member at home.  This article presents some tips and tricks on traveling through France with a dog. Pre-Trip Planning and Travel Documents Making airline reservations and collecting the required…

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