Archives for July, 2008

All kinds of fun events take place in France during August. Here’s a small selection: August 1 – 3 20è

Posted in art/culture/design, events, news, paris, travel and places, travel tip

Excerpts from Motherjones: “….events this month show that life as a nuclear-powered nation is far from la vie en rose.

Posted in daily life, environment, news, politics, products, Provence

Excerpt from the latimes: “…On the menu – There’s not a burger or Happy Meal in sight. Instead, rigatoni with

Posted in celebs, daily life, food and drinks, MOF Meilleur Ouvrier de France, news

Last night’s untimely tempest left the garden marvelously wet and alive this morning so I stepped outside early to take

Posted in daily life, garden, photos

Previous Dialogues: Johnny Hallyday and Sylvie Vartan, Tom Hanks and Jean Reno, Daniel Balavoine and Francois Mitterrand, Florent Pagny, Zidane

Posted in conversations, dialogue, paris, people, politics

Visitors from other countries who’ve come to France know that it’s expensive here. But guess what? It’s expensive even for

Posted in advice, daily life, food and drinks, health, kids, shopping, tips, wine

By now, you’ve probably heard about a correlation between cell phone use and cancer. But geez, you can’t listen to

Posted in articles, daily life, french laws, games/software/tech, health, kids, news, politics

Photo taken in Autun, France. tags: france travel autun black cat friday ark

Posted in cats, photos

Tired of climbing over the hoards of neck stretched tourists pushing their way to see the teeny tiny Mona Lisa

Posted in travel and places

Depending on your outlook on this reality TV show that mixes Big Brother with a huge chunk of Schoolhouse Karaoke,

Posted in celebs, music, news, paris, paris hotels, travel and places, travel tip, tv and movies

Barack…ok, since we’re on a first name basis, BARRY is making his rounds in Europe and will be in Paris

Posted in daily life, news, outside of France, paris, people, politics

Michel Reybier, owner of legendary Bordeaux winery Cos d’Estournel, recently bought the Napa Valley California winery, Chateau Montelena from Jim

Posted in aquitaine, news, products, shopping, wine

I think there might be more visitors to Vimy from now on… From afp: “A French couple were given a

Posted in articles, cultural differences, french laws, funny, news, Nord Pas de Calais, stories, travel and places, travel tip, weird

From the iht: “As a kid in Brooklyn Steven L. Kaplan ate pale sliced Wonder Bread like everyone else but

Posted in articles, bread, food and drinks, history, stories, weird

For non-French speakers, it can be a challenge, if not completely impossible to correctly pronounce some names of French wines.

Posted in art/culture/design, Bourgogne/Burgundy, cultural differences, food and drinks, funny, products, shopping, travel and places, travel tip, weird, wine

More Dimanche Dialogues: Tom Hanks and Jean Reno, Daniel Balavoine and Francois Mitterrand, Florent Pagny, Zidane and Xavier Darcos

Posted in celebs, conversations, dialogue, music, people, weird

The new iPhone 3Gs were sold out within hours of its availability here in France the other day. Oh well.

Posted in daily life, environment, games/software/tech, health, news, products, weird

Tonight, the City of Santa Monica in California will launch an interactive light installation / art festival called, “Glow” and

Posted in art/culture/design, cultural differences, games/software/tech, news, nightlife, outside of France, travel and places, travel tip

According to the independent, there’s an escargot shortage that is threatening French life as we know it. OH NON! Most

Posted in articles, Bourgogne/Burgundy, daily life, food and drinks, funny, news, products, weird

The beach in Ambleteuse near Fort Mahon in the north of France. tags: france travel ambleteuse fort mahon

Posted in nature, Nord Pas de Calais, photos, travel and places, travel tip

A so-called NEW uranium leak near Avignon was reported just a week ago, and now there’s yet another nuclear power

Posted in daily life, environment, health, nature, news, Provence, travel and places, travel tip

Contrary to popular belief, I’m not a guy. I am not sure why people think I am. My name? Do

Posted in daily life, health, paris, reviews, travel and places, travel tip

Ever since writing about the zero pollution, zero emissions French Air Car, I’ve gotten some comments and gobs of emails

Posted in cars/bikes/etc, daily life, environment, news, outside of France, products

Can we agree here? Meetings suck. So much so, we’ve decided that whenever we have to conduct a meeting, we

Posted in daily life, food and drinks, MOF Meilleur Ouvrier de France, paris, pastries, people, travel and places, travel tip

tags: france travel happy bastille day 14 juillet

Posted in cultural differences, events, food and drinks, history

Known for his raspy voice and chart topping pop songs, Florent Pagny (left) sung his tax woes in the song,

Posted in celebs, conversations, dialogue, education, music, people, sports

This is a quick fyi to alert you to today and tomorrow’s different hours at the Eiffel Tower, just in

Posted in events, news, paris, travel and places, travel tip

Excerpt by Bernard-Henri Lévy from tnr: America has changed. It was the conservative Samuel Huntington who said it in his

Posted in articles, people, politics

tags: france travel rennes

Posted in photos, travel and places

From nowpublic: “French President Nicolas Sarkozy has risked causing a minor diplomatic incident with Japan by not holding a bilateral

Posted in cultural differences, events, news, people, politics, weird