Why can’t the French truly escape the popular perception that they are rude? I learned that what could be construed as rude actually just comes down to simple cultural differences and a lack of understanding. …read more

In her memoir, “The French Ingredient”, Jane Bertch recounts her journey of becoming a business owner in France. She shares 10 lessons about French life and business she learned along the way. …read more

Here is one of the best Paris walks curated by a longtime local through the Marais, over the Seine, and into the 6th arrondissement. …read more

French streaming platforms let you get your Francophile fix outside of France. Here are our picks for the best French TV shows to watch now. …read more

While there is never a bad time to visit the city, with warmer weather, sunshine, fewer crowds and flowers in full bloom, April is one of the best months to visit. Here is our complete guide for enjoying Paris in April. …read more

Here are some restaurant dining rules to help you fit in with the locals. …read more

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As an expat in Paris there is one question I am asked without fail when meeting a new person. “So what brought you to Paris? Was it love?” Oh man, do I wish I had a love-based story to explain my relocation to Paris! There is nothing more romantic to my mind than falling in… …read more

While I lived in Paris, my French improved and stretched in ways I couldn’t have anticipated. But when I’m asked if I’m fluent in French, my answer is always the same: yes and no. …read more

Everyone has their own Paris. A few special haunts and pleasures that always make returning to Paris feel like a wonderful indulgence. I’ll bet most regular visitors have certain things they always do and see as soon as they hit the ground. I arrived here a few days ago and like clockwork, these seven habits… …read more

French parenting inspired me to seek out a new mothering style of my own; one that’s more relaxed (on myself) and family-focused as opposed to manically kid-centric. Here are four lessons I’ve learned thanks to my exposure to parenting à la française. …read more

Whether you’re a hopeless romantic or a cynic, here are six things you can do to make Valentine’s Day suck less. …read more

French people are born with an innate sense of how to thrive in their natural habitat. Eating well, French fashion, and comporting themselves with general discretion are key elements in this survival strategy. Here are 7 cultural rules to live by. …read more

Anyone who has spent a serious amount of time in Paris knows the word well: ‘non’. Here are a few of the ‘nons’ you may hear on your Parisian adventure. …read more