Culture

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

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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 Library, members, students, and visitors often ask about the history of our building in Boston's historic Back Bay. As it turns…

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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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Adventures in French Cooking

Just what is it about French cooking that makes it so special?  Is it the gobs of ooey gooey butter?  The soft simmer of chicken…

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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 Library, I too am always…

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Fall Bucket List at the French Library

The New Year is long gone but a new season, full of new fun opportunities and activities, is upon us!  Inspired by autumn’s arrival, I…

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