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French etiquette – Day to day do’s and don’ts

The guidelines to avoid a faux pas in the French society.

  “La poiltesse” reigns social behavior amongst French as does formality. The way you act, talk, dress, eat… everything is more formal as compared to American standards. The following tips are handy to avoid being stamped...

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ABC’s of picking a good bottle for a wine newbie

Speed date with wine – The swirl, the sniff and the sip…

You think back to all the times you have seen people sipping on wines in movies, holding it up across the light, swirling it around and speaking in wine lingo and you end up thinking wine is a complicated elixir! Don’t be...

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Oh baguette, my French love!

One of the better known icons of French food, “bread”.

  Children grow up with being responsible for buying the family bread while the elderly get a breath of fresh air outside their homes by visiting the bakery. Every meal is adorned with more than one variety of bread...

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Party like the French?…14th of July it is!

“Vive le 14 juillet!” or Long live the 14th of July

  Storming of a prison, sparking of the French Revolution…July 14th is celebrated as Fête Nationale “Bastille Day” all over France and by Francophiles all over the world. Stepping back… Built as a medieval fortress on the...

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