Tag Archives: French

Dreaming in Color: Two Days in Annecy

Forget a pool-side resort or a month-long cruise. To lose yourself in the beauty of summer, head to the French town of Annecy, just south of Geneva and the Swiss border, where sun, mountains, and lakes come in a million hues of blue, gray … Continue reading

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Slideshows from Ardèche and the Jura

Between Lyon and Montpellier lies a hidden gem: the département called Ardèche. It has all the essentials of a perfect relaxing vacation, including mountains, hiking, camping, great wine, lakes, and rivers. Most importantly, it is not overrun with the tourist rush that is … Continue reading

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French-American Friendship in Nancy

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Nancy in the Lorraine region, the city welcomed French and American troops and veterans, school groups and the general public for a commemorative ceremony. After a military parade on … Continue reading

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A Subjective but Useful Guide to TAPIF

First, thank you to the prospective and/or accepted TAPIFers who checked out my blog—your kind messages were greatly appreciated! Thank you as well for sending me requests for more information or advice on the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF). Your … Continue reading

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A Perfect Sunday in a Vineyard in Beaune

Step 1: A simple but satisfying midday brunch on a sunny terrace in the town of Beaune, near Dijon in Burgundy, with good friends, mini-crêpes topped with Nutella, meat-filled bread slices, cold-cuts and a variety of cheeses along with a picture-perfect bowl … Continue reading

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Champagne at the Top of the World- A Day Trip to Langres

I left at 7 in the morning by car and as I headed towards the region of Champagne-Ardenne– the region where champagne is produced, of course– just north of Dijon and southwest of Strasbourg, cars and houses and even powerlines … Continue reading

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Discovering the Fête de la Musique

As late the first week of June, I was starting to think that summer would never come to Alsace. Gray skies and constant rain were starting to take a toll on everyone’s mood. So last Friday, after a week or … Continue reading

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