Miam! The Food Lover’s Guide to French Entrées

Tartare de saumon

If you’re a native English-speaker, this article may not exactly be what you expect. That’s because the word entrée is one of the most notorious French-English faux-amis. In American English (and in the English spoken in some parts of Canada), an entrée is a main course, and in British English, it’s the dish that’s served …

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What Is the Legal Drinking Age in France – and Why?

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The legal drinking age in France is 18, or 16 if the person is in the presence of adults (usually understood to be family members). This might seem surprising. After all, France has a reputation for being a country of wine-lovers. You may even have heard that there’s no legal drinking age at all. And …

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All About the Phrase “Bon Voyage” – and the Travel Habits of the French

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French people have been wishing each other Bon voyage (Have a nice trip) for centuries. The saying is so common that it’s one of those French phrases that’s been adopted into other languages, including English. Despite how frequently you might hear it, like any ultimate travel destination, bon voyage offers a lot more to discover …

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