Bastille Day French Vocabulary - le 14 Juillet, La Fête Nationale

July the 14th is the French national day - it's called "Bastille day" outside of France but never in France! "Le Quatorze Juillet" is a day of celebrating French culture. Numerous public events take place: military parades, city meals, dances, parties and many amazing fireworks. But what are French people really doing on that day?

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"Petit Papa Noël" sung by Leyla

Leyla learned this sing at school, so we thought we'd share it with you. This is one of the most famous Christmas song, made famous in 1946 France by the singer Tino Rossi (see link below). The original version is much longer, but most children only sing the chorus.


How Do the French Eat Strawberries - Video

Today, I'm going to show you the best way to eat strawberries - it's our friends Jeannine and Pierre who showed us, and my parents loved it! They thought you'd like it as well.

hail in france poetry reading audio

"Mars" de Maurice Carême (Audio + Video)

This French poem puts a positive twist on hail - an incredible phenomenon if you ask me! Listen to my clear recording and watch the video of my 9 years old daughter who learned this poem in school.