10 Tips for not embarrassing yourself at the French farmers’ market
10 Tips for not embarrassing yourself at the French marché. Here's what to now before going to a French farmers' market.
French market day shopping essentials (FB Live replay)
A morning walking around a French marché is time well spent. Whether you’re in a big city or a small town, there will be all types of produce and local products to be discovered. Fun, educati…
10 French Habits You Should Totally Steal: Becoming French! | solosophie
When you live in France you can learn all of the best French habits and practices (and maybe even steal or adopt them for yourself!)
The dark side of expat life in France (and where to turn for help)
This isn’t a fluffy feel-good post on how life in France is OMGAMAZING 24/7. Nowhere is perfect day in and day out and that’s the truth. This is a post about mental health and the dark …
Cooking classes in Paris: A must-do for travelling foodies.
Love food? Love cooking? In Paris. Book yourself into La Cuisine Paris for the best cooking classes in Paris. Hands on cooking with French chefs.
Study Abroad in Lyon, France: Expectations and Reality
Studying abroad in France wasn't exactly the romantic dream that I expected, but it certainly DID have its perks.
How I Got a Visa Vie Privée et Familiale With a PACS - The Glittering Unknown
This is called a visa vie privée et familiale. People commonly call this the PACS visa, but... The most important first step you can take to this visa is...
Bread, on the table…s'il vous plait
One of the things that I see when dining with visitors to France is that right after they pluck a piece of bread out of the bread basket that is invariably set on the table in cafés and restaurants, they start looking around – a little nervously – where to put their bread down. While the conversation is going, I sense a bit of multitasking
Paris Cheese Shop How-To: 6 Tips to Buy Cheese Like The French | Chocolate & Zucchini
Buying cheese from a Paris cheese shop can be a daunting affair. Not so with our handy guide, complete with tips and phrases to shop like the French!
Watch these 8 stunning movies to discover true Paris
8 lovely movies that will help you discover Paris through the eyes of directors who lived there or who successfully avoid cliché shots of the Eiffel tower.
10 Ways for expats to meet new people
Making friends abroad is one of the hardest parts of expat life for me, and I’ve heard from a lot of you out there who are struggling with the same thing. There are so many reasons that contr…
What we can learn from eating like the French
If you mention France to someone, one of the first things that will pop into their head will surely be food. Maybe it’s a baguette or croissant or French cheese or just French food in general…
How to use context when speaking French
When you’re in France and need to converse with French people, all your classroom learning gets very real. Here’s how to use context when speaking French.
How my shopping habits have changed since moving to France
My overall shopping habits in France have changed at the grocery store, while shopping online and even out and about at shops in town. What specifically has changed and why?