Bonjour from the French countryside! I am so pleased to share that the French Affaires’ new website is at last up and running. It’s overflowing with the best of France happenings, insider sights and sites, essential tips and resources, travel opportunities, events and classes, and more. As you may know, I was a university professor of…

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  • Bonjour! As you know, our mission at French Affaires is two-fold: to bring wonderful aspects of France to the U.S. and also to help Americans experience the best of France while traveling there. A propos, we’re putting on sort of a ‘France Fest’ this March in Texas. Below is a summary of the French events and…

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  • Bonjour from snowy France! You may have heard it’s been quite a wintry weather experience here the past few weeks. And it came on rather suddenly after a very mild December and January. In fact, I thought spring was just around the corner since our flowering cherry trees were starting to bloom and the daffodils…

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  • Bonjour! It’s a new year and all sorts of new France experiences are in the works here at French Affaires. Our special 2018 journeys to Paris, Normandy, the French countryside and more are set to be personal, unique windows into the rich culture, history, cuisine and people of France. We also have a host of French-related activities slated for this spring…

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  • In France, New Year’s greetings and king’s cakes go hand in hand. After all the Christmas bûches de Noël (yule log cakes), it’s immediately time for the galettes des rois (king’s or kings’ cakes). During the season of Epiphanie, also known as la Fête des rois (Three Kings Day, or Feast of the Epiphany, or…

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  • Yesterday, my husband and I joined the crowds of bustling French shoppers picking up last minute items for Christmas. Yes, people were out buying gifts but the main attraction of course was the FOOD. This is France, after all. The boulangeries (bakeries), pâtisseries (pastry shops), boucheries (butchers), charcuteries (gourmet deli, though that term doesn’t do it justice in France!), poissoneries…

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  • Greetings from the French countryside where we have enjoyed an exceptionally beautiful fall this year! It has been wonderfully sunny, and the leaves spent several weeks turning a more-lovely-than-usual spectrum of yellows, oranges and reds. On my daily bike ride around our village of Courances in all seasons, I fly past this allée looking down…

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  • Bonjour France friends, We have a fun event to propose coming up next week. French Affaires has been invited by Sony Pictures Classics to attend the free advance screening of PARIS CAN WAIT in Dallas, Texas, on Monday, May 1. “Paris Can Wait” is a new romantic comedy starring Diane Lane on her food, wine…

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  • Since it’s Easter and eggs are top of mind, I’m reposting a previous article on wonderful eggs in France. “Joyeuses Pâques” to you and yours! I am always amazed at the food side of Easter in France. Of course, the French plan a big Easter Sunday lunch with family and all kinds of favorite recipes…

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  • Spring has arrived here in the French countryside. From the fields of yellow around our village of Courances to our garden here at the Presbytère, the sun and warm temperatures have taken us from winter to almost summer in a flash. It was a warmer March than usual this year in France so everything is blooming…

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