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Prepare for your next trip to France with these two workshops in English that focus on useful French language and culture tips!

French Language: Useful Vocabulary and Expressions
Fri, Mar 8, from 5:30-7:30pm
Led in English

Learn essential French expressions and their uses to avoid misunderstandings. For example: you must address everyone as “Madame” or “Monsieur” even to a police officer. French never ask “Comment allez-vous?” the first time they meet someone or to a cab driver, vendor, etc. If you need a free glass of water, just ask for a “Carafe d’eau”. Both words “Demi” and “Moitié” mean half; what’s the difference? How to say a “Block” in French? How to ask for “Medium rare” cooking? Where to buy everyday clothing and basic necessities? How much should you tip cab drivers and waiters? Learn about important driving rules specific to France, safety precautions to keep in mind, and more.

French Culture: Regions, Customs, Cuisine, Transportation, and More
Fri, Mar 22, from 5:30pm-7:30pm
Led in English

Covering five of the most interesting regions of France, this workshop will give you key information about places to visit, local events, accommodation and transportation, weather conditions, and more. It will help you make the right choices while planning the trip!

  • GREATER PARIS including 6 fabulous castles and 3 cathedrals to visit.
  • NORMANDY with Giverny and Honfleur village for the Impressionism, the WW2 beaches, Bayeux cathedral and Queen Mathilda tapestry, the Mont Saint Michel, Caen castle of William the conqueror, and more
  • CHAMPAGNE including the wineries, Reims cathedral were 30 French kings were baptized or crowned, the medieval city of Troyes, and more
  • ALSACE, the beautiful center city of Strasbourg and Colmar, cruises on the Rhine river, and the Route du vin (road of the wine).
  • LOIRE VALLEY with the sumptuous castles of Amboise, Blois, Chambord, Chenonceau, Cheverny, Villandry, Ussé where the Sleeping Beauty story was created, and Clos Lucé, the last residence of Leonardo Da Vinci.
  • PROVENCE including the roman sites in Nimes, Arles, Pont du Gard, and Orange; Avignon, the city of the Popes; and the marvelous villages of Gordes, Banon, and Brantes.

Course Code: WKTRIP
Led by Thierry Bidault
Price: $65 per workshop

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