Tag Archives: French culture

When Should You Use Tu or Vous?

Today, I revisit a topic that I covered when I first started this blog nearly eight years ago. It’s an aspect of French society and culture that perplexes Brits no end and whatever you do, there’s a fair chance that … Continue reading

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20 Years of la Vie Française

Last weekend marked the 20th anniversary of moving into our house in France. We had arrived in France a few days earlier, but we regard the occupation of the house as the true anniversary. This year I had a long … Continue reading

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How to Queue in France

  Forming a neat queue is inscribed in we Brits’ DNA. Not so our French counterparts. Our two countries are separated only by a 30-mile stretch of water, but in some respects it might as well be 30 light years. … Continue reading

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French Christmas Quiz 2012 – the Answers

Now, this is the moment you’ve all been waiting for throughout the Christmas holidays. Well, I can dream, can’t I? Here are the answers to this year’s Life on La Lune Christmas Quiz. I hope you enjoyed doing it. I … Continue reading

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French Christmas Quiz 2012

A very Merry Christmas to all my readers. Today we sat out to eat lunch under a cloudless blue sky, after several very gloomy, wet days. We hope to do the same tomorrow (Christmas Eve). The past few Christmases have … Continue reading

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What symbolises France?

Today is the eve of the great summer exodus from Paris – tomorrow is a red day on the roads. This year, we hear that more French are choosing to holiday in France. Favourite destinations like Morocco, Tunisia or Egypt … Continue reading

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