Are you planning a trip to Paris? You might want to rethink that. Honestly, it’s not worth it. Take it from someone who lives here.
Troyes, the city of a thousand colors, is an often overlooked gem of France, but worth a visit for the architecture, churches, museums, food, and champagne (of course). Check out this guide to plan your day or weekend trip to Troyes.
As an American grocery shopping in France, there were definitely some things that initially surprised me. Here’s what you can expect at the grocery store in France as well as a few handy tips to make your experience better.
A Francophile is someone who really loves and admires France and the French. This can include a strong interest in French culture, history, art, literature, food, lifestyle, and/or the French language. Do you consider yourself a Francophile?
It’s no secret—I love living in Paris. But life here isn’t all roses and butterflies. Let’s explore the pros and the cons!
Language learning is a passion of mine. It’s why I became a French teacher. I began studying French in middle school, immediately fell in love with the language, and knew I wanted to guide others on this same journey.
If you’re interested in learning a new language, check out these practical tips to get your language-learning journey off on the right foot.
Depending on your visa category, you’ll have different requirements with l’Office Français de l’Immigration et de l’Intégration (OFII). When I switched to the carte de séjour vie privée et familiale (CdS VPF) after marrying my French husband, I had to fulfill more requirements with OFII. Namely, I had to pass a French language test, sign an integration contract (CIR), and attend four civics classes.
I’m sharing my personal list of things that I bring back to France from the United States of America. Every time I’m back in the States, I reference this list so that I can stock up on my favorite food products, ingredients for cooking and baking, personal hygiene items, and pharmaceuticals. This list started out as a note in my phone and here it is now, in all its glory!
A “feuille de soins” is a reimbursement form for medical expenses. Most of the time, the “feuille de soins” is submitted electronically on your behalf via your carte vitale. However, in some cases, you will pay medical fees upfront at your appointment and in order to get a reimbursement, you will need to manually submit a request.
Looking to get in the Christmas spirit? Fortunately, not even a pandemic can stop the City of Light from putting on a festive show. I love Paris during the holidays. Here are some of my favorite places to see the best Christmas lights and decorations in Paris. So, grab a vin chaud and bundle up.