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Did Van Gogh really shoot himself?

Discovering beautiful Auvers & Van Gogh's final resting place I did not expect to have an "Aha!" moment but following in his footsteps, through fields and picture post-card France, that's exactly what I got!

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15 Van Gogh Quotes

Maybe you've only seen his art but he also wrote down his thoughts. Here's 15 lovely quotes from the Institut Van Gogh to brighten up your desktop, phone or tablet. Visit their website shop to get amazing re-prints of his Auvers paintings

Flower Power Expo in Giverny

Flower Power Expo in Giverny

Time for a quick autumn break? This fall, the musée des impressionnismes is embarking on a crazy & creative bet: making Giverny bloom until winter. Watch their video here or click below to learn more.

150 Years of Impressionism

150 Years of Impressionism

2024 isn't just about the Olympics here in France - It's also the anniversary of Impressionism. There will be lots of events across Normandy and Paris regions so book your 2024 immersion with us quickly! To experience what an Impressionist Immersion feels like then enjoy the lovely video from the Normandy Tourist Boar


Luxury Spa & Eurostar to Paris?

Luxury hotel & Eurostar to Paris, avoid queues AND spend more time in the spa - "yes" you can justify it! This "suite to seat" offer from Marriott Renaissance has just launched & is not even on their website so contact us if you'd like help to book. The Forbes article also has a video if you're intrigued!

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Private French Lessons for Adults

How's the best way to get prepared for your French immersion in France - hibernate through winter? No! Trial our unique approach from just €99, book 10 coaching lessons for €500 or join our "Club XPF" for 12 months of coaching AND a one week immersion in France from only €226/month.

Dreaming in multiple languages

Dreaming in multiple languages?

Sleep has a more powerful role in language-learning than was previously thought. What does this reveal about our night-time brain?

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Cycling in France?

Taking a bike (vélo) for a tour around Paris or the Normandy countryside is a great way to explore so here's a few of the important rules & signs that you need to know. (In French!)

Discover the Best of Normandy

Discover the Best of Normandy

Finally being recognised for it's beautiful countryside and great destinations, within 1-2 hours from Paris or Calais, see 12 Must-Visit Places.


Best Paris Terraces?

It's sunny terrace time 😎 in Paris! Most on this list are free. MUCH more space than that café on the corner. Ask us about our favourite terraces outside Paris 😉

You think French has crazy rules

You think French has crazy rules?

Great BBC video proving that the “sound of language” is important for English also. Learn about this odd ‘law’ that has been passed on from generation to generation, and most of us use them. Lexicographer, etymologist and broadcaster Susie Dent looks into these linguistic quirks.

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“Ou est the bathroom?”

Going to powder your nose in France used be a game of Russian roulette but things have gotten A LOT better since the first “vespasienne”. Maybe not everyone’s idea of a day trip in Paris but you can tell a lot about a place by its toilets my Nan used to say!



Free Chateau Lesson

Who doesn't like a chateau tour, especially a free one? One of our most popular visits is to the former home of Alexandre Dumas - creator of the Three Musketeers. Here's a free lesson with audio to practice your French!
Contact us if you'd like a personalised lesson or to get other lessons about communicating in French, Napoleon, Lafayette or Renoir for example.


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