All Saints’ Day

“Toussaint” is the contraction of “Tous les Saints”, meaning “All the Saints” in English, a Catholic tradition of honoring the dead. French people commemorate their dead on the...

“Trick or Treat!”

Halloween is typically not celebrated by French people, though stores in France may sell pumpkins and encourage people to buy them for carving. Halloween enjoyed a bit more popularity in France...

Werewolf in Paris

Werewolf - Le loup-garou

The Werewolf of Paris was a novel published in 1933 in the United States by author Guy Endore. This 325-page book is considered a horror novel...

Halloween Vocabulary

Halloween – halloween (say it the French way “a lo ween”)

Un déguisement, un costume – a costume
Un fantôme – a ghost
Un vampire – a vampire
Une sorcière – a witch
Une...

A Trip to Monaco

Monaco is located on the French Riviera, bordered by France on three sides and one side by the Mediterranean Sea. Residents are mostly French-speaking and French is the official language. It's...

Cheese 101

There are several hundred varieties of cheese in France. These cheeses can be classified according to the following groups:

-Pressed, soft, or blue

-Cow's milk, goat's milk, or sheep's milk...

The First Photograph

The earliest known surviving photograph made in a camera (pictured) was done by a man named Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. The photograph depicts a view from his estate, Le Gras, in the Burgundy...