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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.


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 ?

fair vue d'ensemble

Les fêtes foraines - carnivals and fun fairs in France

Each summer, roving carnivals/ fun fairs seize the villages of la campagne française (French countryside). Children love it, adults are usually a bit mad at all the mess it brings (limited parking, noise etc…). They usually last for about a week, and come for special dates, very often around the Quatorze Juillet (AKA La Fête Nationale, but never referred to as "le jour de la Bastille"), but sometimes also take place around the town's Saint patron day.


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.

Pepé Le Pew - Pépé le Putois

Pépé Le Pew Italian???

Everyone is familiar with "Pépé Le Pew", the wonderful French skunk caricature from Looney Tunes... but how does Pépé sound in France?


"Chanson pour les enfants l'hiver" de Jacques Prevert

Today, I’m going to read a poem almost all French children know; they might have learned it as a poem, or as a song. It was written by Jacques Prevert, famous 20th century author who wrote simple poetry using everyday language, hence making him very popular in our school system - remember that French children have to memorize poetry throughout their studies, but particularly in elementary school to develop their memory as well as taste for French literature.


"Le Corbeau et le Renard" dit par Leyla (vidéo)

Today, it's my pleasure to share with you my daughter Leyla's (8 years old on this video) rendition of "le Corbeau et le Renard" by Jean de la Fontaine. This poem is extremely famous, and you can be sure that every French kid has had memorized it for school... and this for generations.