The Rive gauche is the area to the south (on the left side, if you arrange your hands a certain way on a map of Paris) of the Seine river, while the Rive droite is the area to the north. Each side has its own feeling and vibe, the Rive gauche has been known as the student section of Paris while the Rive droite is more of the luxury section.
Topito has a neat collection of minimalist posters showing the differences between the two. Take a look and see which side you would prefer to visit (although you can certainly visit both, since there are many bridges between them and they are not far apart!).
This song uses the verb emmener – to bring a person to a place. There are 4 verbs that can mean to bring or to take, and it can be confusing to choose the right one. But it doesn’t have to be! Amener and emmener are used with people – you can see the word […][Continue reading...]
One of the shows my students enjoy watching when we have a few minutes left at the end of class is Fort Boyard. It’s a cross between wipeout/silent library/fear factor, and it’s a lot of fun to watch. Today, one of the regulars from the show has died and he will definitely be missed. “Yves […][Continue reading...]
Citélib is a company similar to velib’ and autolib – have vehicles available for rent on a (very) short-term basis. But the neat thing about Grenoble is that they will introduce some new 3-wheeled vehicles. These vehicles can hold 1 or 2 people and are entirely electric powered! Wired has an excellent article on this […][Continue reading...]
Kendji Girac is a newcomer to the French music scene. He won the third season competition on The Voice. He just released his first album and it’s #1 in France, so he’s pretty darn heureux at the moment (you can follow him on Facebook to find out just how happy).[Continue reading...]
Cyprien is a youtube comedian, he’s got a ton of videos available on a variety of subjects. Here is his latest, 20 things you may not know about him.[Continue reading...]
An interesting project has been started at the website Photo de Classe. It’s a project that has been written both for native French speakers as well as French language learners. There are several modules to it, including geography, language, self-portraits and parent interviews. TV5 is involved and there are videos and written sections. It looks […][Continue reading...]
America likes to think it is a huge leader in technology, but I don’t think we realize that we’ve been left behind when it comes to ordering food. McDo has had online ordering for some time now – just place your order and pick it up at the location of your choice. Speed-Burger is a […][Continue reading...]