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30+ Blogging Vocabulary Terms in French Language Resources

When learning another language, one of the most important things that you can do is learn vocabulary you’ll actually use. Forget all of the textbook word lists that encourage you to learn how to talk about currencies no longer used, cassette tapes and Walkmans, or terms for sports you have no interest in. Instead, create your own lists. Decide what your passions are and *you*...

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Royal Saltworks in Arc-et-Senans, France Travel

In the east of France lies an architectural complex known as Saline Royale or the Royal Saltworks. This project, conceived by Claude-Nicolas Ledoux, was not only built to accommodate large-scale salt production but as an aesthetic masterpiece. Named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1982, the Royal Saltworks have since been restored and opened to the public. There are currently three main exhibits available: the Stories of...

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10+ French Books, Songs, TV Shows, and Films to Improve Your French Language Skills Culture & History / Language Resources

When we hit that intermediate stage of our learning, we’re often told that now’s the time to start switching over to native source material and to step away from resources aimed at learners. But how do you know just what native source material to choose? Our hopes high, we take to Google hoping to find great French books or films, but lo and behold, the...

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Baked Spicy Cajun Panko Croquettes Recipe Culture & Cuisine

I had my first croquettes, or croquetas, while we were in Barcelona, Spain. Since, they’ve been on my list of recipes I’d love to try out at home and recently, I finally had the opportunity (and ingredients on hand) to try it out. The croquetas I had in Spain were made with Iberian ham, manchego cheese, and dough, but M doesn’t eat ham, and I...

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Doors & Doorsways in Paris, France Travel

In past posts, I’ve shared my love of doors – their character and their beauty. They are probably one of the things that I most photograph whenever I find myself out and about, and over the years, I’ve built up quite the collection. This isn’t my first post about doors in Paris, nor will it likely be my last. But if you’re looking for something...

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Maille Mustard in Paris, France Culture & Cuisine / Travel

Established in Marseille, France in 1723, Maille has since opened boutiques featuring its mustards, cornichons, salad dressings, and oils in Paris, London, New York, and Bordeaux. Antoine-Claude Maille, a distillateur-vinaigrier (distiller and vinegar-maker), saw great potential in vinaigre (vinegar) and so he invented the “Vinaigre des quatre voleurs” (Vinegar of the Four Thieves) meant to be swallowed by the teaspoon along with water to fight the...

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Maison Georges Larnicol in Paris, France Culture & Cuisine / Travel

When it comes to pastries, chocolates, and macarons, there are an endless numbers of shops to choose from in Paris. But when it comes to the Breton pastry kouign amann and its bite-size companion, kouignettes, there’s one particular spot that comes to mind – Maison Georges Larnicol. The location on Boulevard Saint-Germain is one of three Paris locations, but the original family owned business was...

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