Josephine Baker: the incredible story of a spy, dancer and activist

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In the 19th and 20th centuries, a number of notable Black Americans found refuge in France, especially Paris. There was no segregation in France (at least not legally), and while they did encounter racism, it wasn’t on the scale or with the violence of what they’d experienced in America. Thanks to this, amazing talents like …

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Is Valentine’s Day a thing in France?

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A lot of people think that there’s nothing more romantic than being in France on Valentine’s Day. They’re not totally wrong; France is a beautiful country full of opportunities for romance. But Valentine’s Day in France may not be any more romantic than any other day of the year. Let’s find out why. Why Valentine’s …

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37 Statistics About France That May Surprise You

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There are many ways to learn about a country and culture. One of the quickest is to look at statistics. Statistics can’t tell us everything about life in a particular country; after all, everyone’s personal experience is different, and people aren’t numbers.  Still, they can be a helpful way to get a lay of the …

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19 French Tv Channels You Can Watch Online Even If You Live Abroad

19 French Tv Channels You Can Watch Online

Watching French TV is one of the best ways to learn vocabulary and improve your understanding of the French language and culture. The only problem is that finding French TV channels you can watch online  can be challenging, most of all if you don’t live in France. That’s why I’ve done all of the hard work for you and …

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French New Year: 5 Traditions and Phrases You May Not Know

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As December winds to an end, you may find yourself thinking about New Year’s…and maybe even how to say it in French. Let’s look at all things New Year’s in French and France, from New Year’s greetings, to some French New Year’s traditions you may not know about! Why is New Year’s important in France? …

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