Getting to Know France and French

Introduces the geography, culture, and language of France, explaining how to use and pronounce everyday words and phrases.

Author: Nicola Wright

Publisher: B.E.S. Publishing

ISBN: 0812015320

Category: History

Page: 32

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Introduces the geography, culture, and language of France, explaining how to use and pronounce everyday words and phrases.

French Or Foe

About the etiquette, social life and customs in France from a humoristic perspective.

Author: Polly Platt

Publisher: Distribooks Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:49015002258326

Category: Americans

Page: 272

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About the etiquette, social life and customs in France from a humoristic perspective.

The French

This is a guide to France intended for the traveller who wants to get to know French people as individuals, for the negotiating businessman and for students who wishes to discover in-depth aspects of their lives.

Author: Theodore Zeldin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448162000

Category: Psychology

Page: 560

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This is a guide to France intended for the traveller who wants to get to know French people as individuals, for the negotiating businessman and for students who wishes to discover in-depth aspects of their lives. It looks at what makes up the national character of France.

Getting to Know France

Presents a view of France, covering its geography, people, economy, natural resources, culture, and government.

Author: Dominique Norbrook

Publisher:

ISBN: 0844214108

Category: History

Page: 48

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Presents a view of France, covering its geography, people, economy, natural resources, culture, and government.

Rick Steves Provence the French Riviera

Get to know your favorite artists, from the Renaissance to the present day, by
learning their techniques through various art activities. Getting to Know France
and French (Nicola Wright, 1993). This illustrated guide is a fun crash course for ...

Author: Rick Steves

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781631216930

Category: Travel

Page: 608

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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Provence and the French Riviera. In this guide, you'll find a dazzling mix of enjoyable cities, warm stone villages, Roman ruins, and breathtaking coastline. Experience Roman history with self-guided tours of the Pont du Gard aqueduct, Roman theater in Orange, and Arena in Arles. Explore sun-soaked Riviera beaches and resort towns, from cosmopolitan Nice to colorful Villefranche-sur-Mer. Get inspired by artistic masterpieces by Renoir, Matisse, Picasso, and Chagall. After a day of sightseeing, relax at a café with a view, dive into a bowl of bouillabaisse, and watch fishermen return to the harbor. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. You'll learn which sights are worth your time and money, and how to get around by train, bus, car, or boat. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

F Is for France

Full of the richness and variety of France beyond the platitudes, including recipes and charming illustrations, F is for France is an ideal gift book and a must-read for Francophiles and anyone with an interest in French travel and culture.

Author: Piu Marie Eatwell

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781250087744

Category: Travel

Page: 240

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Exploring a culture filled with arcane laws, historical incidents, and bizarre paradoxes, Piu Eatwell's follow up to her award-winning and critically acclaimed myth-buster They Eat Horses, Don't They is a delightful exploration of France's quirky, literary, and culinary heritage. From absinthe and catacombs to former French soccer player Zinedine Zidane, Eatwell leaves no stone unturned, taking readers off the beaten path to explore the kind of information that gets missed in guidebooks and 'official' information sources. Who could imagine, for example, that there is a village in France where UFOs are banned from landing? Or that there is a verifiable population of wild kangaroos in the forests surrounding Paris? These, and many other off-beat delights, are just some of the curiosities awaiting readers in this journey through byways and hidden treasures of this endlessly fascinating and paradoxical country. Full of the richness and variety of France beyond the platitudes, including recipes and charming illustrations, F is for France is an ideal gift book and a must-read for Francophiles and anyone with an interest in French travel and culture.

DK Eyewitness France

DISCOVER Getting to Know France THE RHÔNE VALLEY AND FRENCH ALPS
The mighty River Rhône makes its majestic descent from the snowcapped peaks
of the Alps through the fertile plains and farmland of eastern France. Long a vital
 ...

Author: DK Eyewitness

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241409060

Category: Travel

Page: 576

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Discover France's enticing je ne sais quoi Whether you want to visit fairytale châteaux, stroll amid rolling fields of blossoming lavender or learn what makes a noble vintage, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that France has to offer. Few countries capture the imagination quite like France. The world-famous cuisine is as rich and varied as the glorious landscapes, the wine as renowned and captivating as the art. From the alpine peaks to the Mediterranean beaches, each region has its own robust history and lively culture waiting to inspire visitors. Our annually updated guide brings France to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights and advice, detailed breakdowns of all the must-see sights, photographs on practically every page, and our hand-drawn illustrations which place you inside the country's iconic buildings and neighbourhoods. You'll discover: - our pick of France's must-sees, top experiences, and hidden gems - the best spots to eat, drink, shop, and stay - detailed maps and walks which make navigating the country easy - easy-to-follow itineraries - expert advice: get ready, get around, and stay safe - colour-coded chapters to every part of France, from Brittany to the French Alps, Provence to the Pyrénées - our new lightweight format, so you can take it with you wherever you go. On a short stay? Try our DK Eyewitness guides to Paris, Provence and the Côte d'Azur and Dordogne, Bordeaux and the Southwest coast. Want the best of France in your pocket? Try out Top 10 guides to Paris, Provence and the Côte d'Azur and Normandy.

France

"History, society and lifestyle, literature and philosophy, art and architecture, cinema, photography and fashion, music and drama, food and drink, media and sport."

Author: Andrew Whittaker

Publisher: Thorogood Publishing

ISBN: 9781854184931

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 295

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A guidebook can show you where to go, a language guide what to say when you get there. But only "Speak the Culture: France" will lead you to a nation's soul. This easy to use cultural companion considers how it feels to have grown up with Flaubert, Cezanne and Bardot; it captures the flavours of French regional cuisine, paints the colour of festival life and delves deep into the Gallic psyche. Through exploring the people, movements and the lifestyles that have shaped the French experience, you will come to an intimate understanding of France and the French. This is not a travel guide or a manual on living in France. It's a superbly designed, informed and engaging insight into French life and culture and who the French really are

French Frenzies

The book is unique in showing how French forms of cultural expression are rooted in social and political tensions that, although shared by other countries, are not generally commented upon in songs with the same degree of clarity.

Author: Larry Portis

Publisher: Virtualbookworm Publishing

ISBN: 1589395476

Category: Music

Page: 224

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"French Frenzies" is a lively history of French popular music that responds to a real need: how to understand the cultural differences between France and the English speaking countries of Britain and North America? The book is unique in showing how French forms of cultural expression are rooted in social and political tensions that, although shared by other countries, are not generally commented upon in songs with the same degree of clarity. In France, the persistence of strong literary and political traditions continues to nurture an exceptional current of criticism in songs and musical expression.

French Books III IV

French Books III & IV offer a unique overview of what was printed during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in France in languages other than French.

Author: Andrew Pettegree

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004215009

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

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French Books III & IV offer a unique overview of what was printed during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in France in languages other than French. This bibliography lists descriptions of over 40,000 editions together with bibliographical references, an introduction and indexes.

French Kids Eat Everything

French Kids Eat Everything is a wonderfully wry account of how Karen Le Billon was able to alter her children’s deep-rooted, decidedly unhealthy North American eating habits while they were all living in France.

Author: Karen Le Billon

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062103314

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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French Kids Eat Everything is a wonderfully wry account of how Karen Le Billon was able to alter her children’s deep-rooted, decidedly unhealthy North American eating habits while they were all living in France. At once a memoir, a cookbook, a how-to handbook, and a delightful exploration of how the French manage to feed children without endless battles and struggles with pickiness, French Kids Eat Everything features recipes, practical tips, and ten easy-to-follow rules for raising happy and healthy young eaters—a sort of French Women Don’t Get Fat meets Food Rules.

Sex Cheese and French Fries Women Are Perfect Men Are from France

Beautifully illustrated by noted Los Angeles artist Jeannie Winston Nogai, each chapter of this book takes the reader on a journey of adventure, comic miscommunication, and ultimately the sublime rewards of falling -- and staying -- in love ...

Author: Carine Fabius

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 9780978500344

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

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Set in Hollywood, California, Sex, Cheese and French Fries is a witty look at relationships, using as premise an American woman's life with an irreverent Frenchman named Pierre Bonsoirno. Beautifully illustrated by noted Los Angeles artist Jeannie Winston Nogai, each chapter of this book takes the reader on a journey of adventure, comic miscommunication, and ultimately the sublime rewards of falling -- and staying -- in love, as long as the partners are willing to work for it.

Drinking French

This beautifully photographed collection features 160 recipes for everything from coffee, hot chocolate, and tea to Kir and regional apéritifs, classic and modern cocktails from the hottest Paris bars, and creative infusions using fresh ...

Author: David Lebovitz

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9781607749301

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

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The New York Times bestselling author of My Paris Kitchen serves up more than 160 recipes for trendy cocktails, quintessential apéritifs, café favorites, complementary snacks, and more. Bestselling cookbook author, memoirist, and popular blogger David Lebovitz delves into the drinking culture of France in Drinking French. This beautifully photographed collection features 160 recipes for everything from coffee, hot chocolate, and tea to Kir and regional apéritifs, classic and modern cocktails from the hottest Paris bars, and creative infusions using fresh fruit and French liqueurs. And because the French can't imagine drinking without having something to eat alongside, David includes crispy, salty snacks to serve with your concoctions. Each recipe is accompanied by David's witty and informative stories about the ins and outs of life in France, as well as photographs taken on location in Paris and beyond. Whether you have a trip to France booked and want to know what and where to drink, or just want to infuse your next get-together with a little French flair, this rich and revealing guide will make you the toast of the town.

Fodor s France 2012

A quayside vista that takes in the Seine, a passing boat, Notre-Dame, the Eiffel tower, and mansard roofs all in one generous sweep is enough to convince you that this is indeed the most beautiful city on Earth.

Author: Fodor's

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 9780876371428

Category: Travel

Page: 872

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Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor’s ebook travel guide to France. Intelligent Planning: Discover all of the essential, up-to-date travel insights you expect in a Fodor’s guide, including Fodor’s Choice dining and lodging, top experiences and attractions, and detailed planning advice. Easy Navigation for E-Readers: Whether you’re reading this ebook from start to finish or jumping from chapter to chapter as you develop your itinerary, Fodor’s makes it easy to find the information you need with a single touch. In addition to a traditional main table of contents for the ebook, each chapter opens with its own table of contents, making it easy to browse. Full-Color Photos and Maps: It’s hard not to fall in love with France as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Explore the layout of city centers and popular neighborhoods with easy-to-read full-color maps. Plus get an overview of French geography with the convenient atlas at the end of the ebook. What’s Covered? Get to Know France: The Ile-de-France region is the nation’s heartland. Here Louis XIV built vainglorious Versailles, Chartres brings the faithful to their knees, and Monet’s Giverny enchants all. To the south, the Loire Valley offers a parade of royal and near-royal chateaus that magnificently capture France’s golden age of monarchy. Northwest Normandy is sculpted with cliff-lined coasts and a dramatic past marked by Mont-St-Michel’s majestic abbey, Rouen’s towering cathedral, and the D-Day beaches. Brittany, a long arm of rocky land stretching into the Atlantic, is a place unto itself with its own language and time-defying towns such as Gauguin’s Pont-Aven and the pirate haven of St-Malo. The region of Alsace-Lorraine may look and sound German, but its main sights---18th-century Nancy, medieval Strasbourg, and the lovely Route du Vine---remain proudly French. For those travelers looking to imbibe, trips to Champagne Country, the capital of bubbly, or Burgundy, whose vineyards are among the world’s best, cannot be missed. Lyon is France’s natural hub where you can ski Mont Blanc or take a heady trip along the Beaujolais Wine Road. Don’t forget Provence, famed for its Lavender Route, the honey-gold hill towns of Luberon, and vibrant cities. The pebble beaches and zillion-dollar houses of the French Riviera have always captivated sun lovers and socialites from amorous St-Tropez and beauteous Antibes, to sophisticated Nice. The southwestern region, The Midi-Pyrenees is less glamorous than the Riviera and Provence but has an array of must-sees including the “pink city” of Toulouse and fairy-tale Carcassonne. The Dordogne is a stone-cottage pastoral studded with fairy-tale castles, storybook villages, and France’s top prehistoric sights. You’ll fall under Basque Country’s spell with Bay of Biscay resorts like Biarritz, coastal villages such as St-Jean-De-Luz, or the Pyrenean peaks. Relax by sampling the wines of Bordeaux, the standard against which others are measured. They've made the city rich and the owners of its vineyards even richer. No trip to France would be complete without a stop in Paris. A quayside vista that takes in the Seine, a passing boat, Notre-Dame, the Eiffel tower, and mansard roofs all in one generous sweep is enough to convince you that this is indeed the most beautiful city on Earth. Note: This ebook edition is adapted from Fodor’s France 2011 but differs in some content. Additionally, the ebook edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images.

Getting to Know Ourselves and Others Through the ABCs

I began filling my environment with French: books, television, magazines, music,
and visits to a French theater. At 14, I took on a part-time job to finance a
language course one summer in France when I was 15. Traveling to France was
my first ...

Author: Claudia Finkbeiner

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781623967703

Category: Education

Page: 255

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This book is a valuable resource for teachers and other professionals who are looking for a proven way to increase cultural appreciation and awareness. New applications of the ABCs model of Cultural Understanding and Communication are presented and discussed in this new volume, based on studies done in the United States, and Canada and Europe. In this groundbreaking project, the authors describe how the ABCs model complicated and challenged and changed the cultural perceptions of those who participated in it, even those who were initially highly resistant to such possibilities. At the heart of the project is the exchange of narratives – life stories that give insight into the cultural worlds of selves and others. In addition to the narratives, other instruments including the Transcultural Competence Scale (TCC), provide further evidence of the positive impact of the ABCs on participants' receptivity toward cultural differences. In the TRANSABCs project, researchers from both sides of the Atlantic invited teacher candidates, students who will become workplace and other professionals to write an autobiography (A) of themselves from various cultural perspectives, a biography (B) of an individual who is culturally different from themselves along particular dimensions, and to use these documents to conduct crosscultural comparisons (C) between themselves and the person they interviewed. Furthermore, candidates developed culturally responsive ideas for the school or the workplace (C). These exchanges and analyses produced epiphanies and insights that translated into specific actions to improve cultural understanding and communication in classrooms and workplaces. Educators and professionals can take from these examples to inspire their own personal journey toward greater cultural understanding and sensitivity.

France

Author: Donald Geoffrey Charlton

Publisher: Routledge Kegan & Paul

ISBN: UCAL:B3810964

Category: Art, French

Page: 690

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French Relations with the European Union

This volume examines France's relations with, and responses to, the European Union and the potential for further integration.

Author: Helen Drake

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415305764

Category: Political Science

Page: 195

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This volume examines France's relations with, and responses to, the European Union and the potential for further integration.

Fodor s Provence the French Riviera

If you're planning to devote a lot of time to beaches and haven't tackled the
French coast before, get to know the distinction between ... If you use a major
Internet provider, getting online in major cities in the south of France shouldn't be
difficult.

Author: Fodor's

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 9780307928498

Category: Travel

Page: 456

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Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor’s ebook travel guide to Provence & the French Riviera (including the Alpilles, Arles, Marseille, and the Central Coast, with highlights in between). Intelligent Planning: Discover all of the essential, up-to-date travel insights you expect in a Fodor’s guide, including Fodor’s Choice dining and lodging, top experiences and attractions, and detailed planning advice. Easy Navigation for E-Readers: Whether you’re reading this ebook from start to finish or jumping from chapter to chapter as you develop your itinerary, Fodor’s makes it easy to find the information you need with a single touch. In addition to a traditional main table of contents for the ebook, each chapter opens with its own table of contents, making it easy to browse. Full-Color Photos and Maps: It’s hard not to fall in love with Provence & the French Riviera as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Explore the layout of city centers and popular neighborhoods with easy-to-read full-color maps. Plus get an overview of French geography with the convenient atlas at the end of the ebook. What’s Covered? Get to Know Provence & the French Riviera: Famed for its Lavender Route, the honey-gold hill towns of the Luberon, and vibrant cities like Aix and Marseilles, Provence was dazzlingly abstracted in geometric daubs of paint by van Gogh and Cézanne. Still haunted by the genius of van Gogh, Arles remains fiercely Provençal and is famed for its folklore events. The spiky Alpilles mountains guard treasures like les Bauz-de-Provence: be bewitched by its ville morte (dead town) and luxurious l’Oustau de la Baumanière inn. Avignon and the Vaucluse are the heart of Provençal delights. Presided over by its medieval Palais des Papes, Avignon is an ideal gateway for exploring the nearby Roman ruins of Orange. About 10 miles east of Avignon is the Sorgue Valley, where everybody goes “flea”-ing in the famous antiques market at l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. For one day, join all those fashionable folk for whom café squatting, people watching, and boutique shopping are a way of life in Aix-en-Provence (one of France’s 10 richest towns). Enjoy the elegant 18th-century streets, then track the spirit of Cézanne at his famous studio and nearby Mont Ste-Victoire. Head south to become a Calanques castaway before diving into Marseille, one of France’s most vibrant and colorful cities. The French Riviera can supply the visitor with everything his heart desires—and his purse can stand. Home to sophisticated resorts beloved by billionaires, remote hill villages colonized by artists, Mediterranean beaches, and magnificent views, the Côte d’Azur stretches from Marseille to Menton. Thrust out like two gigantic arms, divided by the Valley of the Var at Nice, the Alpes-Maritime peaks protect the length of that favored coast from St-Tropez to the Italian frontier. Note: This ebook edition is adapted from Fodor's Provence & the French Riviera, 9th Edition but differs in some content. Additionally, the ebook edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images.

The French Property Buyer s Handbook

Everything You Need to Know about Buying a House and Moving to France
Natalie Avella ... those who have done so, it seems that most people spent some
time getting to know the country, and slowly fell in love with the French way of life.

Author: Natalie Avella

Publisher: Harriman House Limited

ISBN: 1897597371

Category:

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This essential new book takes you through all the stages of buying a house and moving to France, covering everything a non-French person needs to know about:? Buying a house in France- choosing the right area- the different property styles- looking for the right property- dealing with property agents- building your own house- arranging finance for the purchase- negotiating the property transaction? Moving to France- moving into your new house- getting all the paperwork right- opening bank accounts and tax- health and the French social security system- running a gite business- finding a job or starting a business in FrancePlus hundreds of tips and lots of advice on all those small matters that are key to making your purchase in France a success.All this is explained in straight-forward language, supported by a wealth of tables, contact details for further information, and many case studies of people who have bought property in France.Is this book for you?The book is for anyone looking to buy a property in France to use as a holiday home, to work from, or to start a new life abroad.It can be used as an active reference guide when "on the ground" in France, getting up early for that 8am appointment with an immobilier. But can also be used by people thinking about moving to France in the future, but who are not quite ready to make the move yet. This book highlights all the issues that you need to consider.
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of France

Explores the diversity of the French heritage and offers insight into the formation of the modern nation, in a history of France that includes features on places, people, and events

Author: Colin Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521669928

Category: History

Page: 352

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Explores the diversity of the French heritage and offers insight into the formation of the modern nation, in a history of France that includes features on places, people, and events