Category: Life in Paris

5 Things to do in Paris this Winter!

Living in a city like Paris has its advantages, especially in November and December when it transforms into a winter wonderland. Winter has officially arrived in our beautiful city and personally I can’t wait to enjoy it! The frosty weather has descended on us and in my current festive spirit, I have decided to write this blog to help all […]

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The French You Don’t Learn at School – Part Five

The French you Don’t Learn at School is back and I can’t wait to share some new expressions with you! The goal of these posts is to help anyone learning French understand some well known and popular phrases that you definitely won’t learn at school but that you’ll need to understand a lot of Parisian […]

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Modern Map Art – The Must Have Map for Chez Toi

When I first discovered Modern Map Art I just KNEW I had to have one for our new apartment. They are so contemporary and cool, making them the perfect addition to any apartment. And best of all, you have a large choice of cities to choose from! I, of course, chose Paris as the place […]

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Rent a Boat on the Canal and be a Sailor this Summer!

Before I lived by the canal this past year, I never even KNEW that you could rent a boat out, let alone rent one without having a licence! Thanks to Marin d’Eau Douce you can rent a boat and drive up and down the canal! I recently did this with a group of friends thanks […]

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The French You Don’t Learn at School – Part Four

As most of you know, I’ve been living in France for a while so I’ve had a lot of time to try and perfect my French. The one thing that’s difficult however, is that no matter how many words I learn there are still new words that I don’t know. These words aren’t necessarily in the French dictionary […]

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Lost In Frenchlation – The Ultimate Cinema Experience!

Although Lost in Frenchlation sounds like the title of my first 3 years in Paris, it’s actually something much more interesting! So what is Lost in Frenchlation? “The concept was born out of the frustration experienced by Lost in Frenchlation’s Co-Founders, Matt and Manon, when they couldn’t go to the cinema together due to Matt’s lack […]

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Get Your Geek on in Paris!

If you’re looking for a way to enjoy the Geeky side of Paris, look no further, Lodgis gives you their best tips in this fun and interesting article! A taste of Geek Culture in Paris Being a geek in Paris is a way of life, a concept that everyone gets a taste of on a […]

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Funny and Frustrating Things About Being Bilingual

You start to forget words in your own language One of the weirdest things that has happened to me over the past seven years is that I’ve started to forget simple words in my own native language – English. In general, the words I forget are words that even in England, I wouldn’t use very […]

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Our Frenchie Valentines!

This year, for Valentine’s day, I wanted to do something a little bit different on the blog to celebrate l’amour in the city of lights. After a bit of brainstorming, I decided that I wanted to interview some of my fellow expats about their French partners. The results are sweet, funny and really give an insight into what it’s like to be in a multilingual relationship!

Let’s start with Emily from The Glittering Unknown! 

Your names: Emily and Didier
Where you met: In front of the Coolin, a now-closed bar in the Marche Saint Germain
Dealing with bilingual madness: Since March 2015

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The French you Don’t Learn at School – Part 3

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