Category Archives: French culture

Notre Fête de Noël

Voilà la “photo de famille” de notre Fête de Noël annuelle. Nous avons parlé dans la langue de Molière, entonné en français des chants de Noël, et passé une soirée joyeuse et festive!       

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A Paris: Une invasion douce accompagne l’invasion violente

Notre amie Michèle nous écrit d’une juxtaposition de deux invasions à Paris. La première est par les gilets jaunes mais la deuxième est plus douce: des nounours apparaissent un peu partout au 13e arrondissement. Elle nous en envoie quelques apparitions. … Continue reading

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MFA French Film Festival 2018

The annual Boston French Film Festival is arriving on July 12 at the MFA (Museum of Fine Arts). It will present films not yet in American cinemas and, some, we might never get to see elsewhere. It goes through the … Continue reading

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Sharing May Weather With Paris

The same cold, rainy weather that was hitting our Northeast was also assailing France. Regardez l’éclair qui émerge de la Tour Eiffel avant hier. May we both get better weather in June! (Photo credit meteo-paris.com via ABC News)

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10 Best French Novels to Read Now

France is the “guest of honor” at the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany. Here are recent novels by some of the French writers who will be there. Etienne and I read “Meursault, Contre-Enquête” in its French original and recommend it … Continue reading

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Bannon assuring the FN of Victory

BANNON IS SPREADING HIS FIRE IN FRANCE BUT DOESN’T SPEAK FRENCH AND HIS TRANSLATOR ISN’T SURE OF HERS EITHER! Who would have believed that Steve Bannon, after being fired by Trump, is now bringing his fiery support to Marine LePen … Continue reading

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Trump et Macron

Nous sommes tous soulagés que le 14 juillet se soit bien passé en France et que nous ayons – la France et l’Amérique – survécu. Mais pourquoi Macron a-t-il invité Trump et pourquoi Trump a-t-il accepté?

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