Long May Weekends in France

Traveling to France in May can be a bit complicated. We have many holidays, and many extended weekends since the French "font le pont" - they will take an extra day off when there is only one day separating a holiday from a weekend, and therefore have a "long weekend". And there are many holidays in May in France. [Read More...]

Les Traditions de Pâques – Easter’s Traditions in France

"Pâques" is an important holiday in France: a religious one of course, but also a traditional gathering for families, religious or not. Kids go egg hunting (you can see our daughter Leyla in action), but our egg providers are a bit different: magic bells!! And we traditionally cook a large meal with a leg of lamb, and set a lively table to honor the coming of Spring time. [Read More...]

French Christmas Dialogue (With Audio)

For the Holidays, Olivier and I recorded a realistic French Christmas dialogue to introduce you to both the French traditions and precise French vocabulary used in around Xmas in France. This post comes with audio. Enjoy, and happy holidays! [Read More...]

“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. [Read More...]

La Bûche de Noël – Christmas Yule Log Recipe & Origins

Like in many countries, "la bûche de Noël", the Yule Log is the ultimate French Christmas dessert. It's easy enough to make, you can cover a non-perfect roll with whipped cream, fruits and Xmassy decorations, and it's tasty, especially if you follow this recipe and make a good filling! Kids will love it!! [Read More...]