Life from a French Perspective


the hexagon : the shape of france

Preconceptions of a life of sunny days, a slower pace and croissants have not disappointed since we moved to l’hexagone. A hexagon might be the geographical shape of this remarkable and intricate country but learning on a practical and intellectual level about the contours of life here – of the people and their customs – sometimes needs a handbook. As we stumble hopefully towards Frenchness, this blog is to share what we have learnt so far….



Le bonheur est parfois caché dans l'inconnu

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