Salut à tou.te.s,
When Europeans land in America for the first time, a lot of new emotions emerge. Everything seems possible, much bigger, you have to test the local food,… Unsurprisingly, it's the same in the other direction. In this fun article, New York-born journalist Pamela Druckerman lists all the cultural differences she experienced while living in Paris. You may only be able to read the beginning of the article without a Le Monde subscription, but no worries, this week is all about your personal experience. If you can, spend the time you would listen to Gershwin's "An American In Paris" to list all the little characteristics that make French culture different from yours.
Suggested watch: Vincente Minelli's An American in Paris
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- Tuesday, August 22
- Sunday, August 27
Bonne semaine et à bientôt,
Chilling topless on the beach no longer seems to have the same symbolic impact as it did 40 years ago in France. This article in French based on this article in Spanish explains how women have slowly abandoned the trend that started with icons such as Brigitte Bardot.
Word of the week, "syndicat d'initiative", nom masculin
• En France, organisme destiné à développer le tourisme dans une localité. ⇄ tourist office
• Service que gère cet organisme et qui fournit des renseignements touristiques pratiques. ⇄ tourist office