Category: Life in Paris

10 Things in France that are Weird for a British Expat

It’s been nearly 8 years now since I became an expat and although I would say I’ve almost entirely adjusted to France’s culture, there are things that never cease to surprise me! As I’m British, this post will mostly focus on things that us Brits struggle to understand when we move across the pond. 1. […]

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French Films You Need to Watch

Before I moved to France the only French film I had ever seen was Amélie. I didn’t know of other French films, nor the names of any famous French actors and I’m ashamed to say that it stayed this way for a very long time! The problem was – I wanted to watch French movies […]

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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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