Tag Archives: Francophile

Weekend Getaway: Versailles

Nothing is more appropriate at the Palace of Versailles than the inscription atop the left wing of the castle: “A toutes les gloires de France– To all the glories of France.” When you read it and then turn around to … Continue reading

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Native English Speaker Against the Fioraso Law

I have waited a long time to write this post, not sure if I had completely decided how I felt about the subject. After all, I am a native English speaker, with a degree in English, who loves the works … Continue reading

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Pretty Old Things in Strasbourg- Stone and Wood Carvings

After a four-week absence, the sun finally appeared in the Strasbourg sky on Monday. Knowing that it would go into hiding again the next day, I took a walk along the Quai de Pecheurs and the Quai des Bateliers on … Continue reading

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The French are So Nice! (Please Don’t Be Surprised)

“Are they nice over there?” Unfortunately, this is often the first question I am asked when I explain to non-French friends where I live and work. While not necessarily surprised by the question (even I learned the wine-sipping, fine-chocolate-munching, beret-wearing, … Continue reading

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