Hiking, a meditative activity
Walking and hiking is not just a way to keep your physical condition as good as possible, it also works as an excellent way to let you mind wander away as you go through your path.
When Lyon was called Lugdunum
Just heading south east from Roanne, where you just had your French courses in France, you will not be able to miss the country’s third city by its population : Lyon.
The city is known mainly for its gastronomy and the number of chefs it provided to French cuisine.
The Eiffel Tower, history and gastronomy
If you ask anyone on this planet the name of the most famous monument in the world, they will certainly give you one answer : The Eiffel Tower. For anyone taking French courses in France, this is a must to visit !
France: more than one reason to smile when you say “Cheese”!
We already mentioned cheese in one of our previous article (Let's Speak French Cheese).
But do you really think that one article is enough to talk about the French passion for this dairy delicacy? Certainly not!
A French class in France is not complete without a lesson about cheese, and a French cooking lesson is simple an insult to the concept of “cuisine” if cheese is not a part of it.
Brasserie and bouchon lyonnais: the best places for typical French food
The assertion that French cuisine is famous is an understatement. For decades, the excellency of French cooking has reached the pinnacle, thanks to gastronomy guides like the “Guide Michelin”.
French classes in France will certainly help you read those guides, and looking at the menus will make you salivate for hours.
Many cooks became worldwide stars thanks to their talent, ingenuity and spirit of avant-garde.
French people’s favorite dish is not very french… or is it?
For many years, in most polls that ask the French population about their favorite dish, one stands out among the others. The surprise is that this meal may not sound very French to most people: the famous couscous. This is not what you may have expected from your French courses in France.
Why half of the letters in a French word are never pronounced ?
Do you remember those first French courses you had ? Unlike many languages, the way to read French is not straightforward. You see the letters, you can clearly read them, but it sounds nothing like the way it should. And you accent has nothing to do with it.
Roanne, the heart of the art of French cuisine
Our school is located in Roanne, and for a very simple reason: our region can be considered (at least by us) as the living heart of French cuisine.
Not far away from Lyon, our area is the home of some of the greatest cooks and restaurants in the world, holding with pride their 3 stars in the famous “Guide Michelin”.
French and bread, a love story
If the history of bread doesn’t start with France, no one can deny the special link between this country and the magical mix of wheat, water, leaven and salt.
Buying a baguette in a french bakery, waiting in line, mixed with the French population, until the seller serves you, is a part of the French “journey”.