Culture

Le monde entier rêve de Paris

There was once a French TV commercial for the Aéroports de Paris with the tagline, “Le monde entier rêve de Paris” (The entire world dreams…

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La Fête du Muguet / La Fête du Travail

The first of May is a two-in-one holiday in France! It is both May Day (La Fête du Muguet) and Labor Day (La Fête du…

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Fabulous French Inventions

This spring, the French Cultural Center will launch a new series on “French Innovation” highlighting advancements in medicine, fashion, and aerospace...all from France! This eye-opening…

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A Toast to the Francophonie: How to Make a Ti Punch

Throughout March we are honoring diversity of the Francophone world!  What better way to celebrate than offering a toast to our Francophone friends with this…

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Chez Nous: A History of Our Home

Here at the French Cultural Center, members, students, and visitors often ask about the history of our building in Boston's historic Back Bay. As it…

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Classic French Love Songs to Listen to this Valentine's Day

Seeking to set the mood this Valentine’s Day? Look no further! To say the French are known romantics is an understatement. There is no end…

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Recette de vin chaud (Hot Mulled Wine Recipe)

Vin chaud (hot mulled wine) is a favorite this time of year in France. In fact, we have received many requests for the version we…

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Joyeuses Fêtes: French Winter Traditions and Vocabulary List

The holiday season is upon us! For many Americans that may mean decorations, parties, and of course, shopping. Hopefully you were able to get a…

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Practicing French…Outside the Classroom

Many students ask about ways to improve their French while they aren't in class. As a student of the French Cultural Center, I too am…

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What is la rentrée littéraire?

You may have noticed the term “la rentrée” popping up in your French circles lately. By itself, this refers to the return to post-summer routines…

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