The French Easter Bells!

Easter in France is a quiet holiday where families, both religious and non-religious, spend the day together with a traditionally large meal. This meal is typically served over many courses including lamb for dinner and a dessert which includes chocolate. But for more religious families, there is the tale of the Cloches de Pâques (Easter…

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Hypermarkets: The Cave of Ali Baba to the French!

Most French people shop once a week. In working families one has a tendency to shop on Saturdays. In big cities, people often shop in hypermarkets (mega markets) but in smaller towns and villages, people would rather shop at the market place one or twice a week. Hypermarkets are a concept born in Quebec (Montreal)…

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Artist Spotlight: Édith Piaf, The Little Sparrow

Believe it or not, it’s time to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the acclaimed film La Vie en Rose.  A biographical masterpiece about the life and times of France’s greatest entertainer of the 20th Century, Édith Piaf.  To honor this remarkable woman, and her large body of work we’re dedicating this Artist Spotlight to her….

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