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...]

Vegan in France

Some people traveling to France are vegan. What can they expect as far as vegan food options and vegan customs in France? What is the French vegan vocabulary? [Read More...]

United States in French

The United States (of America) = Les États-Unis (d'Amérique). Ok. But what other words & acronyms do the French use to speak about the US in French? And what are the names (and genders) of the individual states in French? [Read More...]

Thank You in French

Saying 'thank you' in French is easy: one word: "merci" (mair see). But it's not the only way. What about saying "you're welcome?" or expressing your gratitude in French? [Read More...]