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Top 10 things I hate about Paris

Bloggers living in Paris will eventually put together a list such as this one: things they Love and Hate (simultaneously) about Paris. Bien sûr, I say 'hate' with tongue in cheek -- most of these things are just *different* from what I'm used to and *most* have a silver lining.

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What to expect at a typical French wedding?

A couple of weeks ago, we were invited to the wedding (un mariage, note only one R) of my dear cousin Coralie and her fiancé Thibaud. As I was describing the ceremony etc... to my Skype students, I was surprised to see how fun it was for them, and all the questions they asked about a typical French wedding. So I decided to share the experience with you - and re-live this magical day the time of a blog post :-)

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Le 14 juillet, la Fête Nationale Française - Bastille Day

Le 14 juillet est la Fête Nationale en France : c'est une journée de célébration de la culture française. De nombreux événements publics ont lieu: des défilés militaires, des repas de commune, des danses, des fêtes et de nombreux et grandioses feux d'artifice. Mais que font vraiment les Français ce jour-là ?

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How to cut a "French" cheese

Joke aside, cutting "le fromage" is really not an easy task, and there is a big polemic among French people on the proper way to do it...