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NewsletterSeptember 2017

"It's the little differences."

The above quote is from Pulp Fiction, when Jules and Vincent talk about the contrasts between Europe and the US. Well here's some little differences between France and California.

French Alps and Sierra Nevada.

Accident ferroviaire de la gare Montparnasse and Santa Fe locomotive goes through wall.

Traffic in Annemasse and traffic in LA.

Lac Léman and Lake Tahoe.

Street in Cluses and street in Sacramento.

Autoroute A9 and 5 freeway.

Parking sign in La Roche sur Foron and parking sign Sacramento.

Here's a few product label differences.

La Vache qui rit and The Laughing Cow.

Mr Propre and Mr Clean.

Président and President.

End of Summer Reading

Opportunity for American in France readers! The mystery novel - Requiem in Yquem is now available for pre-order and its publisher, Le French Book is offering some fun launch bonuses between now and September 12 only. These include a booklet giving the lowdown on Bordeaux's famous cannelés and another with inside information about Sauternes. These free gifts come down on September 12.
Find out more and claim your gift!
Montmartre: Paris's Village of Art and Sin: In the second portrait of his series Great Parisian Neighborhoods, award-winning raconteur John Baxter leads us on a whirlwind tour of Montmartre, the hill-top village that fired the greatest achievements of modern art while also provoking bloody revolution and the sexual misbehavior that made Paris synonymous with sin.
France in Four Seasons: More Tales from my French Village: Former newspaper fashion editor, Karen Wheeler, has written four popular books celebrating the joys of living the simple life in France. Her latest book, the fifth in the series, is a collection of short stories based on her newspaper articles, magazine columns and other writings about France. France in Four Seasons is a series of short (and sweet) anecdotes, designed to give a delightful and evocative insight into French life as the seasons unfold.

La Rentrée

September means back to school - La Rentrée. Here's the French school calendar for 2017/18.

Events in France

Here are two events coming up in France. The first is Journées européennes du Patrimoine - European Heritage Days taking place September 16-17. Journées européennes du Patrimoine is a great way to see buildings in France normally closed to the public. Another plus, public museums in France are free, and private museums offer reduced admission.
Tous au Restaurant is September 18-October 1. Similar to Journées européennes du Patrimoine, Tous au Restaurant is a celebration of French food heritage, with participating restaurants offering a two for one 'Tous au Restaurant' menu - two people can eat for the price of one.

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