Everything you need to know about the iconic Champs-Élysées

Closeup of a traditional Parisian blue street sign on the side of a building. It says "Avenue des Champs-Elysees" and the 8th arrondissement is indicated on top.

When many people picture Paris, the avenue des Champs-Élysées, capped off by the Arc de Triomphe is what’s in their mind’s eye. It’s an iconic location, but there’s a lot you don’t know about “the most beautiful avenue in the world.” Let’s learn about les Champs-Élysées in ten questions! Where is the Champs-Élysées? The Champs-Élysées …


“Like”, “OK”, “selfie”, and other English words used in French

A woman takes a selfie. The photo is shot from behind the phone so that her face is covered by it.

Parlez-vous anglais ? If so, believe it or not, you already know a surprising amount of French vocabulary! Thousands of French words are similar to or exactly like their English equivalent. In many cases, that’s because French influenced the development of the English language. But there’s also the fact that over the past century or so, borrowing the …


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

A woman or girl, who we see from the mouth, down to the lower torso, wearing a black dress, holds a lit sparkler towards the camera and smiles.

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? …