From Ballet to Cabaret in Paris, Episode 53

creative montage of the eiffel tower, grand palais, la défense and a dancer in the foregroundA history of Paris seen through the lens of dance and dance halls in France

Secularism and Free Speech in France, Episode 51

leaves covering a forest path with beautiful golden lightIn the wake of the Charlie Hebdo terror attack, Annie asks why is secularism so important in France.

July and August in France: Les Grandes Vacances, Episode 32

The Maison Carrée in Nimes; July and August in FranceJuly and August in France: French people love their "grandes vacances". The whole country slows down because French people go on vacation. Which parts of France will be deserted and which parts will get mobbed? You can avoid unpleasant surprises by learning how French people operate on vacation in this episode.

Show Notes for Episode 30: Survival French with Todd Newman

Being in a foreign country where you don't speak the language well can be a challenge for anyone, but in France it doesn't have to be. French people are accommodating to visitors who are not fluent in French, on one condition: learn a few words!

Survival French with Todd Newman, Episode 30

Sign that reads "Bonjour !" that greets people as they exit their flight into France at the Paris airportBeing in a foreign country where you don't speak the language well can be a challenge for anyone, but in France it doesn't have to be. French people are accommodating to visitors who are not fluent in French, on one condition: learn a few words!

French Food, Episode 17

Le Comptoire de Matilde store: french foodWhy are French people skinny? We wonder if it's because of their food culture and habits at home. In episode 17 of Join Us in France we discuss French food culture, what French people eat at home, French meal times, and the difficulties vegetarians and vegans may experience in France. Is it OK to be a little narrow-minded about food? Go to joinusinfrance.com/17 to find out, you will also find photos and a full transcript there.

Show Notes for Episode 17: French Food

Show Notes for Episode 9: Are French People Rude?

Are French people rude or just unfriendly? Or are they neither and just have a bad reputation? Similarly, is there any truth to the ugly American stories? Listen to this episode to brush up on ways to make French people smile at you with a twinkle of delight in their eyes instead of a scowl. AND it’s easier than you think!

Are French People Rude? Episode 9

Woman smoking a cigarette without a care in the worldAre French people rude or just unfriendly? Or are they neither and just have a bad reputation? Similarly, is there any truth to the ugly American stories? Listen to this episode to brush up on ways to make French people smile at you with a twinkle of delight in their eyes instead of a scowl. AND it’s easier than you think!

Show Notes for Episode 1: Introduction to the Join Us in France Travel Podcast