La Chandeleur : A French Celebration!


Every year on February 2nd, French people celebrate La Chandeleur. On this date, we used to cook crepes, that we would then flip in the skillet while holding a golden coin in the hand, which will bring us luck all year long.

Originally, crepes parties were part of a casual winter family routine that the Catholics picked as the celebration of Jesus Presentation to the Temple.… Read More

Why is McDonald’s better in France?


If you have been to a McDonald’s restaurant in both countries, you most likely noticed huge differences.

  1. Restaurants are decorated nicer, look newer, and are better equipped in France.
  2. Menus are (much !) more elaborate, with a wider range of ingredients.
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Top 5 Local Markets in Paris


A symbol of gathering and of the famous French fraternity, markets are an important part of Parisian life. We urge you to add them to your go-to list during your visit of the Capitale. Here is a selection of the most beautiful markets in Paris, in our opinion:

        • The Marché d’Aligre: is an iconic indoor/outdoor market which is open every day. 
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Holidays in France


We just celebrated Easter in France. Unlike in the United States, Easter Monday is also a holiday in France. This means that we do not work as this day was traditionally spent for family time and religious celebration.

Here are the other observed holidays in France: 12 a year in total.… Read More