France Lifestyle Travel

Peony Season in Paris

Selecting fresh flowers for the home is a cherished ritual in Paris. A bouquet of blooms is a market staple in many respects, akin to that of cheese, a baguette or strawberries in spring. This couldn’t be more the case than during peony season in Paris. Visiting the flower markets at this time of year is a pure sensory delight. With striking walls of peonies lining the flower stalls in a beauti ...

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France Lifestyle Travel

Paris Market Guide

Perusing a market is one of my favourite things to do in Paris, or any place for that matter. Paris markets truly are an experience not to be missed. A visual feast filled with delicious fresh produce and gorgeous blooms. Not to mention a great insight into French culture and a fun way to learn the language. There are numerous markets throughout Paris and I have had the pleasure of visiting qui ...

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An Expats Guide to Learning Another Language

How to learn another language, an expats perspective... When I decided to move to Paris I barely spoke a word of French besides a few key words and phrases like ‘Bonjour’, ‘Merci beaucoup’ and the all - important ‘Un café au lait, s'il vous plaît’. In the following weeks I got straight into learning French as I prepared to relocate to the land of delicious pastries, endless museums and beautifu ...

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