Le Franco Phoney

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Le Franco Phoney
Blog about France, French people, traditions, and culture as seen by an Australian in St Jean de Sixt, near the ski resort of La Clusaz and Lake Annecy in Haute Savoie.
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  • Sacre bleu, mais merde...ZUT! 14 hours ago France has announced its Euro 2016 football anthem, and nobody is all that happy. The anthem, sung by popular French rock band Skip The Use, is a cover of a song by American band, Kiss. Their hit from the late…Read more › Related posts: Dave the recycler Let me introduce you to Dave. Dave was...
  • The world's grumpiest hitchhiker 6 days ago Learning how to speak French can be challenging, especially for those who move to France knowing only croissant, un, deux, trois, and merci, like me. Everyone has their own methods to improve their language skills, and mine began with driving. I started…Read more › Related posts: The number...
  • Le Petit Journal 1 week ago Back before cable TV stations, France had the usual satellite stations which offered evening shows with audiences. You know the sort, where French people clap (to the wrong beat – this drives me nuts) to familiar songs between segments, laugh…Read more › Related posts: French television...
  • Finding vegetarian food in a French supermarket 2 months ago Being a vegetarian in France is getting easier, with more products appearing on the shelves each month (and some disappearing, unfortunately). Supermarkets are finally jumping on the bandwagon, with many producing their own range of veggie options. At Intermarché supermarket,…Read more...
  • French-style doggy bags - yum yum! 3 months ago Lately, doggy bags have made French news. There’s a push to prevent food wastage, and to allow people to take the rest of their meals home with them. Restaurants in France are now legally obliged to provide doggy bags. When…Read more › Related posts: No, this really is a new French product ...

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