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Learn Your Colors in a Parisian Park

At French As You Like It, we are lucky enough to work with all sorts of interesting individuals with all different levels of French. From the professional singer who wants to perfect her accent to the traveling spouse who has just moved to France, we love the challenge of creating French lessons for everyone. Whether …

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A French Lesson over Tea at the Grand Mosque of Paris

The largest mosque in France and the third largest in Europe, the Grand Mosque de Paris is located in the 5th arrondissement just around the corner from Le Jardin des Plantes. The beautiful pink marble mosque was built between 1922 and 1926 to honor the soldiers from the French colonies who had helped France during …

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Learn French from Robots! A Lesson at Le musée des Arts et Métiers

  Tucked away in the Paris 3rd is one of the coolest and most underrated museums in Paris, Le musée des Arts et Métiers. The museum was founded in 1794 as a repository for the preservation of scientific instruments and inventions and is now home to over 80,000 instruments and machines that date back to …

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Buying Plants (& Chickens) in French at the Marché aux Fleurs

Everyone knows that a French apartment isn’t complete without geranium gushing from the windows boxes. Your French tutor has held your hand as you’ve bought new appliances for and hung pictures in your dream French apartment. Let us now take a stroll through the Marché aux Fleurs to purchase some houseplants and the great thing …

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French Lesson at Hôtel de Ville in the Paris 4th

Click to listen to the French lesson on the Hôtel de Ville. Location: 29 Rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris, France Transportation:  metros lines 1 and 11 at Hôtel de Ville Hours: Open 8:30am to 5pm Mon, Tues, Wed, and Fri; 8am to 7:30pm Thurs; 8:30 to 5pm Sat and closed Sun (reservations required one week …

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Learning French at L’Eglise de la Madeleine in the Paris 8th

After your shopping lesson at Darty, explore the nearby neighborhood with a French lesson at the Eglise de la Madeleine. Click to listen to the French lesson! Location: Place de la Madeleine Transportation:  metros lines 8, 12, and 14 at Madeleine Hours: Open 8:30am to 6pm Admission fees: free Website: http://www.eglise-lamadeleine.com/ The location has been …

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Creative Gardening in French

Click to hear the French garden vocabulary! Gardening and The Grand Palais We’re pleased to welcome Clémence Dangles from the Paris Creators Studio as a guest blogger. The Paris Creators Studio offers a selection of unusual and inventive classes for English speaking Parisians and English speaking tourists.   It’s spring time (not joking…) and what most …

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Happy Friday! Here’s what we’ve been reading this week…

Great places to take teens visiting Paris! We’re sure even the most sulky teenager would have fun practicing French while “breathing in chocolate.” Here’s a few addresses to save for visiting Paris with a teenager. Have you heard about these prepaid SIM cards specifically for non-French speaking tourists? Now you have no excuse for not …

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French Lesson at the Petit Palais in the Paris 8th

Open to hear a description of the Petit Palais in French and then read the full-text with highlighted vocabulary below: French Lesson at Le Petit Palais   Location: Avenue Winston Churchill Transportation:  metros lines 1 and 13 at Champs-Elysées Clémenceau Hours: Open 10am to 6pm (ticket office closes at 5pm) Tuesday through Sunday Admission fees: free …

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French Lesson at the Hôtel-Dieu in the Paris 4th

  Open to hear a description of the Hôtel-Dieu de Paris in French and then read the full-text with highlighted vocabulary below. Location: 1, place du Parvis Notre-DamePublic Transportation:  metros line 4 at Cité or line 1, 4, 7, 11, or 14 at Chatlet Hours: Open twenty-four hours everyday, but be respectful that this is a …

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French Health Emergencies Numbers and Key Phrases

You plan the perfect vacation to Paris and then on the second afternoon you twist your ankle getting off the bus. Or you’ve just relocated to Paris, barely know a soul, and your child wakes up with a high fever. What do you do? Don’t panic. Just make sure you know where to find a list of French emergency …

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