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La crêpe - La Chandeleur

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La crêpe - La Chandeleur

While crêpes became a specialty from Brittany, a region in the northwest of France, their consumption is nowadays widespread in France and they are considered a national dish. In Brittany, crêpes are traditionally served with...

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La Saint Valentin

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La Saint Valentin

Valentine’s Day (“La Saint Valentin”, in French), on February 14th, is a celebration of love for couples from all around the World... but especially in Paris, the city of love! 😉

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J'adore la galette des rois!

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J'adore la galette des rois!

La galette des rois (the kings' cake) is a cake to celebrate the Epiphany, a Christian feast day for the coming and incarnation of Jesus Christ traditionally on January 6. However, as it is so yummy, the French bakeries sale it through the all month of January so that French people can enjoy this delicatessen longer! :-)

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Bon appétit!

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Bon appétit!

French people are well known for their good manners. What are their rules at the table? Good manners are of primary importance in French culture, particularly in Paris. And what you consider to be good manners and proper etiquette at home might not be the same as what Parisians do.

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Édith Piaf

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Édith Piaf

Saturday was Edith Piaf’s centenary. Her voice, her life, her repertoire: everything contributed to turning the small street singer into a variety star, one of the major and worldwide figures of French popular culture. Let's remember a singer who helped shape French national identity in the 20th century.

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Oh! Oh! Oh! Joyeux Noël!

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Oh! Oh! Oh! Joyeux Noël!

Let's learn a little bit about Christmas in France!

In French, Happy/Merry Christmas is 'Joyeux Noël'. In Breton (spoken by some people in Brittany, Northern France) it's 'Nedeleg Laouen' and in Corsican...

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