Lily of the Valley – Muguet des Bois Intoxicating Fragrance

May 1st in France is called La Fête du Muguet and every year rain or shine, we celebrate le 1er Mai with some Muguet des Bois or Lily of the Valley. It's a wonderful day that rhymes with happiness, hope, renewal, and good fortune. It is still very popular in weddings ever since Princess Grace … Continue reading Lily of the Valley – Muguet des Bois Intoxicating Fragrance

The French Easter Bunny is a Hen!

In France there is no such thing as the Easter Bunny! Easter is depicted with a big fat hen and there are eggs, bells, and fish, but sorry no bunny! The French tradition of the Easter Bells dates back from the 7th Century when the Church had forbidden the ringing of bells from Holy Thursday … Continue reading The French Easter Bunny is a Hen!

Francophonie French Facts

The International Francophonie Day – La Journée Internationale de la Francophonie  was created on March 20, 1970 in Niamey (Niger), with the birth of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) to celebrate the French language around the world in Francophone countries. This year the 2021 Francophonie theme celebrates women: "Francophone Women - Resiliant Women." or "Femmes francophones, Femmes … Continue reading Francophonie French Facts

Happy Macaron Day!

On March 20th,  France celebrates Le jour des Macarons or  Macaron Day! Yes, those scrumptious melt in your mouth little French creations have their own National Day which also happens to coincide with other celebrations that day such as the International Francophonie Day which is the celebration of the French Language spoken all around the world, … Continue reading Happy Macaron Day!

Amazing French Movies on Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime Video also has a very nice selection to rent or buy  (I hear there's a collection of about 150 films and every genre). With an Amazon Prime membership all the movies are free and if you're just signing up you get to try Amazon Prime FREE for 30 days, not a bad deal! You'll … Continue reading Amazing French Movies on Amazon Prime

A Visit to the Eiffel Tower in Paris,Texas

Well, since we couldn't go visit Dame, Eiffel in Paris, France we did the next best thing and took a little drive to see the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Texas! It was with excitement and sweet anticipation that my beloved daughter or mon amour de fille and I took the short couple-hour drive from Dallas … Continue reading A Visit to the Eiffel Tower in Paris,Texas

25 Popular French Series on Netflix

Some series are worth watching again until new ones come along. I prefer real life drama, comedies, and action and not so much the dark gloomy ones so I have just a few Favorite French Netflix Series. The  25 French series below are listed by their release date. Call My Agent! / Dix pour cent  … Continue reading 25 Popular French Series on Netflix

2021 French Cultures Festival

The Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston coordinates the French Cultures Festival (FCF) along with its 30+ cultural and educational partner institutions in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. This event brings awareness that French is spoken all over the world in 54 countries and that there are so many different cultures to discover and it also … Continue reading 2021 French Cultures Festival

Netflix Announces Release of Lupin Part 2

Lupin the French Netflix original series created by George Kay and starring Omar Sy, Ludivine Sagnier, Clotilde Hesme  inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin a fictional gentleman thief and master of disguise is a 10 episodes series  split up in 2 parts. Lupin Part 1 was released on Netflix early January 8th, 2021 with the first 5 … Continue reading Netflix Announces Release of Lupin Part 2