Parisian Culture

    What’s Open in Paris in August

    With most of the locals exiting the French capital in August, it can sometimes seem like everything closes. Don't...

    Easter in France

    If you're in Paris over Easter weekend, you'll likely find many aspects of French celebrations familiar, but there are...

    Are the French Really Rude?

    The French, Parisians in particular, tend to get a bad rap when it comes to friendliness. After living here...

    La Raclette: A Cheesy French Winter Dish

    With the onset of winter comes the arrival of Raclette season. This gooey gourmandise is perhaps the best part...

    Curious Things You Didn’t Know About the French

    From their 'mode de vie' to their views on modern-day monuments, there are plenty of things that you may...

    Overcoming the Language Barrier in Paris

    Don't be that rude tourist who starts speaking to Parisians in English right away! Learn a couple of polite...

    Casual Parisian Style

    While Parisian fashion can be rather understated and casual, rarely will you spot athletic wear on the streets of...

    How to Communicate with the French

    If you’re traveling to Paris, do make an effort to speak French, at least a few key phrases. Most...