Tag Archive: French culture

La Chandeleur – Fête des crêpes

À la Chandeleur, l’hiver se meurt ou prend vigueur. / At Candlemas, the winter dies or takes strength. February 2nd marks 40 days since Christmas, which is also known in France as La Chandeleur.… Continue reading

And we’ll never be Royals – Galette des Rois

Une galette des rois – also known as King’s Cake or Epiphany Cake – is a type of dessert associated with Epiphany and the end of the Christmas season. It is a flaky puff… Continue reading

Enchantée, Toulouse

Après un séjour merveilleux avec ma correspondante parisienne et un long voyage, je suis finalement à Toulouse où je resterai pour le prochain semestre. Je vis mon rêve et tout est surréel. Je… Continue reading

Paris is ALWAYS a good idea

Paris est toujours une bonne idée I am very content with my decision to come to France a week before my semester starts in Toulouse. Not only was I able to spend time… Continue reading

Midnight in Paris (well technically, Villejuif)

After a 14 hour journey, I finally arrived at Charles de Gaulle around 9AM local time. It was my penpal’s friend, Joanna, and her sister, who came to pick me up from the… Continue reading