How can a French stamp cause so much controversy?

How can a French stamp cause so much controversy?

The new French stamp unveiled by the president Francois Hollande as part of Bastille Day celebrations has caused quite a stir in France this week… Each French president gets to choose an illustration of ‘La Marianne’ for the stamp decorations and this tradition goes...
Video: Talk about your work

Video: Talk about your work

Video 3 Talk about your work Hey French Speak-ers, Here is a short interactive video filled with practical sentences to help with talking about ‘le travail’ (work), you learn how to: –          Tell people what you do and since when –         ...
Video: French Names and How to spell them

Video: French Names and How to spell them

Video 2 Names and How to spell them! Hey French Speak-ers, Here is a short interactive video filled with practical sentences to help with saying new words and spelling them: –          Recognise some common French...
The Atlantic’s Tour de France photo collection

The Atlantic’s Tour de France photo collection

The Atlantic magazine’s web site has published some stunning photos from the first few stages of the Tour de France 2012.  I strongly encourage you to visit the site here. Have you been watching the Tour this year?  What has been your favourite part of the ride...
Will This Mean The End Of Rude French Service?

Will This Mean The End Of Rude French Service?

Even more so than the “average” Australian, I am very much aware of the stereotypical French waiter (and catch myself often apologising for them): they are rude, mock your attempts to speak French and treat you like you are … English! Therefore I was...
Interested in owning an entire French village?

Interested in owning an entire French village?

If you have been house-hunting lately, this may be of interest to you… You might be able to buy an entire village for the same amount that it costs to buy a house here. The small village of Courbefy, in the Limousin region (central France), has been put up for sale...