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Listening to music is not only a great way to learn new vocabulary, but also to learn more about French culture through the lens of different artists. Discover some Francophone artists here...


French people love eating salads and you can easily find this delicious Salade Nicoise in a high end restaurant to ready-to-go deli section. Let’s find out and eat what makes this salad so healthy and delicious! 


We have all heard clichés about the French: they would be rude,romantic or would eat frogs. But what is true?
The Federation of Alliances Françaises USA is hosting an online discussion to demystify the French...


American-born French performer Joséphine Baker will enter into Paris' Panthéon of national heroes, making her the first black woman to receive the honor. Her induction into the Panthéon recognizes her contribution to the performing arts and her courage in actively resisting Nazi Germany during the war.


We are sure you will love this pastry essentially made of butter, sugar, butter, dough, and of course, butter! Discover the recipe for the well-known Kouign-Amann of Bretagne, a flaky buttery caramelized sugar filled pastry!


Marseille is in the news this week. French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled a multibillion-euro plan to turn Marseille into what he calls a world port city with programs to improve crime, schools and culture. Many of these same themes played out in the original NetFlix series called Marseille. See where reality meets fiction.


Are you interested in speaking French like a native? One of the ways to master your French is to learn expressions and idioms to describe situations and talk about daily life. 


Early September marks a unique annual event in France – la rentrée. Summer holidays have come to an end, and it’s time for  work, school and normal life. There is new stock in the shops, new TV programmes, new book releases and cultural events all over the country.


Let yourself be guided during a walk to discover the French-speaking part of Switzerland, along Lake Geneva. An itinerant discovery that will take us to Vevey and Montreux.


“The illusion of an endless whole, of water with no horizon and no shore” - Claude Monet. This December, an immersive Monet exhibition is coming to San Francisco, learn more about this unique digital art exhibition already featured in Barcelona, Brussels and Turin.




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