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Bienvenue on our Start Here page! If you’re curious about everything French and also love France, you’re in the right place.
We have been on the web for more than 10 years, so as you can imagine we’ve built up hundreds of articles on French destinations and culture around Paris and provincial France.
If it’s your first time here, we know all of the information can be overwhelming, so we’ve created this page with some of our very best resources to get you started.
Step 1: Start here by getting to know us
If you’re wondering about the people behind French Moments, be sure to check out our about page to read our story and learn our approach.
Then, drop us a note and introduce yourself. We love hearing from our readers.
Our French Moments journey has taken the whole Guernier family (Pierre, Rachel and Aimée) across France for the last 20 years: from Paris to Alsace, Lorraine, Burgundy, Savoie, Provence and Aquitaine.
Step 2: Be Part of the Community
The best way is to subscribe to our newsletter. Written and sent by Pierre and sent regularly (1-2 emails per week), it gives you an interesting insight of French culture and is full of anecdotic stories.
When subscribing, you will receive our popular ebook “20 offbeat places in Paris”.
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We also regularly post links to new resource and links to things we love on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Across our blogs, we have a community of over 62,000 amazing people there and we’d love you to be a part of it.
As we love great visuals, we are also present on Instagram and Pinterest. In the latter, we have created various boards such as Paris moments, Mountains of France, Gastronomy, French Savvy, Castles of France, and much more.
Step 3: Get your French Moments
Did you know that there are almost 1,000 articles on the blog?
Well, yes, that makes a lot of reading to catch up on!
But don’t worry, if you want a shortcut, here are some of our most popular posts listed by themes:
Most Popular Posts
Secret and Offbeat Paris
Holidays & Celebrations
France for Kids
Looking for a particular destination? Start typing what you need. Who knows, maybe we covered this place on the blog!
When will your French Moments be?
To help you with planning a trip to Paris or provincial France, get some cultural insight about our country or learn French, we're here to help!
In addition to the blog posts, we have several resources available to you.
Discovery ebooks about France
Holidays & Celebrations in France
In this book, Pierre reveals the secrets of French celebrations, from the most famous to the least known. It is a cultural journey into French customs and traditions that will satisfy the curious and the lovers of France.
123 Unexpected Curiosities in Paris
The photographic eBook contains 117 pages, over 123 beautiful photos with captions in English + French, sorted by arrondissements. You will also have access to an online map that will allow you to easily locate each site.
A Journey to the Land of Christmas
This eBook in English is the result of extensive research in the field and is organised around seven major Christmas themes that give a global idea of the end-of-year celebrations in the Eastern regions of France.
Resource for Kids
Free PDF Worksheets
On this page, you will find many worksheets to help you learn all about France's Geography.
These "Geography of France worksheets" are free to download and print off in PDF format for use in homes and schools. We have made them colourful and easy to use, and they make an excellent tool to help learn about the Geography of France.
We regularly update and add more France worksheets and resources on the blog, so check back often.
France for Kids Page
A colourful and concise page about the Geography of France for Kids.
The page covers the following themes with plenty of illustrations:
- The landscapes of France
- The climates of France
- The rivers of France
- The cities of France
- The regions of France
We intend to complete this page very soon with French history and culture explained to children.
60 Activities eBook
This collection of 60 activities will help your child learn all about the Geography of France.
The worksheets are aimed at children aged 8-12 but some content can even be used by college students.
Depending on your child’s age, some activities may require a little bit of help from a grown-up!
The worksheets have been made colourful and easy to use. They make an excellent tool to help learn about the Geography of France.
Learn French with Pierre
Did you know that Pierre offers online French courses?
Marci Joining your course was the best decision I could make. It made me realize what I need to do if I am ever to progress in French. Your course was my first true conversational experience! Thanks, Pierre!
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As a French national, you’d think I would definitely be an asset in providing online French classes.
But a great dose of teaching practice is just as important.
Just because someone is French it doesn't make them a French teacher.
I have been teaching French since 2002 in London, Sydney and Paris.
Between 2006 and 2014 I ran a boutique French language school in Sydney, Australia with an average of 100 students per term.
In 2012 we organised a memorable 2 week-French intensive course in Alsace with 20 adult students from Australia, the UK and the US.
Since then my family has been back in Europe from where I've been working on expanding the blog founded in 2008. With over 100,000 monthly visitors on my blog, it has become a much appreciated source of information.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic that restricted our social interactions and travels, I have been offering a new online French teaching service to our faithful French Moments community.
We hope you will find what you are looking for on the blog. Once again, a big welcome and thank you for your visit!
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