At the time, the choice was an easy one, and my 13-year-old thought process simple: “Latin’s dead; I don’t like the way German sounds; all the boys are taking Spanish; if you take French you can go to Paris in high school.” I didn’t realize it then, but choosing that language would shift the course… …read more

Every year, thousands of people come to France with the objective of sampling its amazing cuisine. Many go a step further by learning to make French food themselves, taking hands-on cooking classes in Paris and around the country. The Covid-19 crisis is preventing many from being able to do this, or at least, in person.… …read more

There are so many things that Francophiles miss about the French capital while travel restrictions are in place, and chief amongst them is the food. At the heart of dining out in Paris is, of course, the humble bistro. For centuries they have popularized culinary classics like steak frites, coq au vin, gratin dauphinois, and… …read more

Just before the travel freeze was put in place, we met up with travel blogger Vanessa Grall, aka Messy Nessy, to fuel our travel lust. Seeking out those spots that are worth their salt is Vanessa’s primary trade. A skilled storyteller, her blog is steeped in stories of under-the-radar places and iconic figures in cities… …read more

From contemporary literary greats to critically acclaimed newcomers, here is a selection of recently released books by French authors, all translated into English. …read more

Whether you’re a Francophile, trying to learn French, or both, here are my favorite French films you can watch on Netflix. …read more

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At the time, the choice was an easy one, and my 13-year-old thought process simple: “Latin’s dead; I don’t like the way German sounds; all the boys are taking Spanish; if you take French you can go to Paris in high school.” I didn’t realize it at the time, but choosing that language, and that… …read more

As a Francophile from a very young age and a frustrated practitioner of French for the past 18 months, my relationship with French is very complicated. Here are some reflections after months of navigating the French language, for those who are considering the same (or regretting their decision to do so). …read more

Sometimes there’s nothing like sweet Parisian whispers in your ear. Which is why I set off to find the best Paris-related podcasts as well as create my own. After combing the options and listening to countless episodes I’ve come up with my list of top three Paris podcast picks. If you love all things France, give these… …read more