10 Things You Might Not Know About Black History and Culture in France

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The Black Lives Matter movement has been changing the world, and also reminding us of our history. The history of Black people in France is very different from that of Black people in the US, where the movement started – as well as in other countries. But unfortunately, prejudice and racism exists here, as well. …

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10 Magnificent French Monuments You Can Visit From Home

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France is full of amazing landmarks, monuments, and museums. But unfortunately, due to the current global health crisis, most of them aren’t easy to visit, even if you live nearby. Luckily, the internet has come to rescue. You can find lots of virtual visits, 360° and drone views, documentaries, informative articles, and photos of French …

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What Is a Typical French Breakfast like – and Why?

why is French breakfast so light? Essentially, it comes down to this: lunch is the most important meal of the day for the French.

“French breakfast”: The phrase might conjure up an Instagram-worthy image of a croissant on a pristine white plate, an espresso in an equally pristine mug beside it.  Instagram isn’t reality, but this image actually isn’t too far from the truth.  A typical French breakfast is light, sweet, and fairly simple. Let’s find out why, and …

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From Horror to Laughter: The 14 Tv Shows Every French Learner Should Watch

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Do you ever wish you could just sit back, relax and upload the knowledge of French to your brain? I’m sure it’ll be possible one day, but in the meantime why not simply watch a French TV show? You’ll learn a lot about French culture, laugh and maybe cry, but most importantly, you’ll improve your understanding …

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25 French Newspapers to Improve Your Reading Skills

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There are many ways to get to know  a country and culture. One is by reading its newspapers – or at least knowing what those newspapers are and what they stand for. As is the case for most countries with a free press, France has a number of newspapers, and each one has a particular …

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