This Christmas, French à la carte and Theatre in Paris are coming together to offer you the Parisian Noël of your dreams!
English speaking friends and family visiting for the holidays? Or just looking for a spectacular, truly Parisian activity? Take advantage of 15% off** with Theatre in Paris by using the code FRENCHALACARTE at the check out. Merry Christmas!
*Discount applies to standard tickets only and not to How to Become Parisian in One Hour or Grease.Read More
French Expressions – Nine Of The Strangest You’ll Come Across
Chatting with French people, you might suddenly find an expression rather weird, especially when translating word for word. Mistake! Idiomatic expressions are expressions of a given language that is peculiar to itself and cannot be understood when translated literally. Getting lost in “Frenchlation” can often result in hilarious consequences for both the English and French speaker. Preventing you possibly looking as confused as this guy, here is a list of our most “bizarre” French expressions.Read More
Immersion In Paris: A French Lesson At The Rodin Museum
Learning French outside the classroom is so much more motivating. Why not take advantage of being in Paris to improve your conversational skills? Perhaps a French lesson at the Rodin Museum in Paris? Today, let me take you on a virtual French lesson in this small yet gorgeous museum, surrounded by a charming garden in central Paris, just a few minutes from Invalides. (more…)Read More
La Parisienne: A lighthearted take on the 1O golden rules to behave like a Parisienne and French vocabulary related to character
I might be in trouble writing this post! I am a Parisienne (OK not 100% as I only have been living here for 20 years) spending half of my time with foreigners. After all, I am a French tutor. With my hybrid status, let’s say I am a “sort of Parisienne” and not thoroughbred! I’ve lived in Paris long enough to list 10 golden rules to behave as a Parisienne woman. In this week’s post, I’ll give you an overview in terms of style, attitude, culture, behaviour of what it really means to be a true Parisienne. I also introduce French expressions and vocabulary related to the character of “La Parisienne. “Read More
A stroll in Saint-Germain-des-Près and French vocabulary related to this neighbourhood
There is no better way to improve your conversational French than walking around and immersing yourself in Paris. This morning, I meet up with one my Australian students Kerry in Saint-Germain-des-Près. Located on the left bank of La Seine river, it is a picturesque setting characterised by gorgeous centuries-old churches, high fashion boutiques and art galleries. In today’s blog, I will share with you French vocabulary and expressions related to this mythical neighbourhood. Also, at the same time I’ll help you discover the hidden gems of this legendary district. Read more and enjoy!Read More
French Immersion in Paris: foodie related vocabulary and the top 4 food markets
Paris is a city that has a food market for everybody. Experience quintessential French food, as well as fragrant spices of a diverse cultural blend of countries. Paris counts more than 90 Food Markets. In this week’s blog, we share with you some useful expressions relating to all things food. We’ll share what we believe are the top 4 food markets to visit, and how much fun an immersive two-hour tour can be with a dedicated and experienced private French tutor in Paris.Read More