Take the Summer in France Quiz

Find out more about the Summer in France on the blog… Who knows: you might get some answers for the quiz! ... Read more!

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The Feast of Saint John in France

The feast of Saint John in France celebrates the birth of St John the Baptist, Jesus’ cousin who baptised him in the Jordan River. The Church has given ... Read more!

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A bit of France at Le Marché of Heathfield

On a sunny Monday morning of the long August weekend, we visited Le Marché of Heathfield. We’d been looking forward to this once-a-year event as we saw signs ... Read more!

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The best way to discover La Plagne in the French Alps

Since we’ve moved to an alpine village in the Tarentaise Valley, we have not yet taken the time to explore the resort of La Plagne. Last week, we ... Read more!

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2016 Bastille Day parade on the Champs-Élysées

Here are a few facts about the 2016 Bastille Day parade on the Champs-Élysées that will take place on July 14. 🎦 Watch our short video on the ... Read more!

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How do we call oxeye daisy in French?

This morning, we went on a nice family walk in our neighbourhood. The Park of Maisons-Laffitte is a great place to stroll on a Sunday morning as most ... Read more!

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Follow A Photographic Walk in La Défense in Summer

Here are a few photos of my walk in La Défense on a bright sunny afternoon in September. La Défense is France’s largest business district and is situated in ... Read more!

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Paris parks to be open all night during Summer

Today, the municipality of Paris has announced the opening of four great parks all night during the Summer months of July and August in response to the recent heatwave. ... Read more!

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Summer in Paris: at the Eiffel Tower

Today, we reached the French capital early in the morning, searching for Summer in Paris. At the Eiffel Tower, we experienced the first signs of summertime. Here is a collection of ... Read more!

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Parc de Saint-Cloud in black and white

These are random photos we took this Saturday in the Parc de Saint-Cloud on a bright summer morning. Many consider the Parc de Saint-Cloud one of the most ... Read more!

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Summer Flowers in France

Here is a photo selection of 20 Summer flowers we took during the warm months in France just for the pleasure of your eyes! In French cities, parks ... Read more!

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Paris-Plages along the River Seine

From mid-July to mid-August, the municipality of Paris runs a temporary artificial beach operation along River Seine. Judiciously named “Paris-Plages” the scheme was started by Bertrand Delanoë in ... Read more!

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Top 5 light shows in France to see in summer

With summer come many amazing light shows projected onto the façades of famous monuments. This is not new: for many years, French towns and tourist sites have run ... Read more!

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Fun Fair of the Tuileries: the Family Event of the Summer in Paris!

The annual fun fair of the Tuileries is one of the major family-friendly summer events in Paris and takes place in the famous garden for two months in ... Read more!

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What is World Music Day in France?

The Fête de la Musique (or World Music Day) is a famous and free music festival in France each year on the day of the summer solstice, the ... Read more!

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Assumption Day in France, the 15th August

The Assumption of the Virgin Mary is an essential date in the French calendar as it heralds the end of the long period of the summer holidays. Although ... Read more!

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What is the Tour de France bicycle race

The Tour de France is the world’s most famous bicycle race whose first edition was first organised in 1903. The event is a multiple stage race held each ... Read more!

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All there is to know about Summer in France

Summer in France resounds like a magic word to the French as it refers to well-deserved holidays spent in one of the many beautiful locations in France. Whether ... Read more!

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Flora of the French Alps: 25 Alpine Flowers to See in the Vanoise

The Alps are home to an impressive floral pool with more than 1,200 different varieties of plants found in the Vanoise massif only. One of the most colourful ... Read more!

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La Madrague: the story of the song

“La Madrague” is a famous French song recorded by Brigitte Bardot in 1963. We listened to the song on the last day of our French intensive course in ... Read more!

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