Archives for January, 2009

Air France has special packages for a romantic getaway to Paris from the U.S. See details here.

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

Protect Nature / Respect the Environment / No Swimming Allowed tags: signs, photos of france

Posted in Bourgogne/Burgundy, environment, nature, photos, signs, travel and places Tagged with: , , , , ,

From time: “Perhaps nothing symbolized the American team’s efforts at the Bocuse d’Or better than its beef cheeks. At the

Posted in articles, cultural differences, events, food and drinks, news, people, Rhône-Alpes, Rhone

La Grève! Just a heads up to those interested: There will be a huge strike on Thursday, January 29. Everywhere.

Posted in advice, cultural differences, daily life, news, people, politics, tips

From kotaku: “Just as researchers in Scotland say Brain Age works, researchers in France say it doesn’t. According to data

Posted in articles, food and drinks, news, products

Hmm. Speaking of M&Ms (the other day), they are holding a writing contest where the winner gets the grand prize

Posted in food and drinks, news, paris, products, tips

I wonder if French 18-Years-olds even WANT subscriptions to any newspapers. Just wondering… From theguardian: “The French president Nicolas Sarkozy

Posted in daily life, news, tips, weird

From time.com: “Call it the law that just won’t die. Six months after France’s ruling Conservatives voted to gut the

Posted in cultural differences, daily life

photo courtesy of Presse-Océan David Bernard and Marie Geffriaud, owners of L’Etage, a small restaurant in Nantes (Northwest France, Region:

Posted in advertising & marketing, Bretagne/Brittany, food and drinks, Loire Atlantique, news, restaurants, stories, tips, travel tip

4:00pm – i>Télé – Investiture de Barack Obama : Petit déjeuner Obama-Bush à la Maison Blanche (1h45) 4:30pm – France

Posted in travel and places

When we first moved to France in 2002, I was a big snacker, as many Americans are. It was part

Posted in advertising & marketing, conspiracy theories, cultural differences, daily life, food and drinks, health, products, shopping, signs, weird

From iht.com: “Two months after America’s 44th Presidential election, Obama-mania is as palpable as ever in the City of Lights.

Posted in events, paris, people, politics, tips

From smh.com.au: “Frenchman Lluis Colet broke the world record for the longest speech after rambling nonstop for 124 hours about

Posted in articles, funny, news, people, weird

Medieval Tombstones in the courtyard of the Rolin Museum, Autun tags: france, french, photos

Posted in Bourgogne/Burgundy, photos, travel and places, travel tip

Should I just be happy with the fact that this isn’t pink PQ (papier cul / toilet paper) that we

Posted in advertising & marketing, daily life, funny, products, weird

From iht: “When the sommelier in the overpriced Paris restaurant started to refill the glass without asking, François Simon stopped

Posted in articles, food and drinks, news, paris, people, restaurants

Pretty cool news: Beginning April 4, visitors under 25 years old, as well as professors, will be admitted into the

Posted in art/culture/design, cultural differences, news, paris, tips, travel and places, travel tip

We were lucky to stumble upon a charming, 14th century, fortified medieval village called Villeneuve les Avignon (Region: Languedoc-Roussillon, Department:

Posted in Gard, garden, photos, Provence, tips, travel and places, travel tip

Generate your own set of questions and answers with Jean Pierre Foucault on Qui veut gagner des millions. This is

Posted in daily life, people, tv and movies, websites

We seem to be running into strange product names lately, and these licorice candies are no exceptions. As an English

Posted in daily life, food and drinks, funny, products, shopping, weird

From france24.com: “America’s most famous French bookstore will close its doors this year after 73 years in business, unable to

Posted in articles, books/magazines, daily life, news, outside of France, shopping

Telephone Booth Aquarium in Lyon Fish! This incredible aquarium, made from an old telephone booth in Lyon is a beautiful

Posted in art/culture/design, daily life, Rhone, travel and places, travel tip, weird

Air France is having a special “Winter Wonder Fares” with very affordable travel fares from major U.S. cities to Paris

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

Some time during the 90s, Europe passed legislation that alllowed driver’s license holders, experienced with at least 2 years of

Posted in cars/bikes/etc, conspiracy theories, daily life, french laws, news, politics, tips

Happy New Year!

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