The goodness of French macarons

Written by Diane. Posted in on life in France

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No trip to France is complete without sampling at least a few dozen of one of the most popular sweets around. Not quite a cookie but not a candy either, macarons are about to become your new favorite sweet treat. These trendy little circles have graced the pages of bridal magazines, made cameos in shows like Gossip Girl and have even made their way to New York’s Upper East Side. Flavors like pistachio, rose, caramel, vanilla and a host of others will have you falling in love with France one bite at a time — and I have to say that I’m happy to live in France for maybe that reason alone. After just one taste, I guarantee that these expertly flavored treats will have you coming back for more.

What exactly are macarons? Read on!

Why French pharmacies rule!

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Why French PHarmacies Rule

If you’ve ever been to France, you’re probably familiar with the flashing green French pharmacy signs, which are just as prevalent as Starbucks shops in New York. Throughout France, these neon signs indicate the location of a pharmacy, but tourists take note — these pharmacies are anything but boring!

What can you find in French pharmacies?

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Cost of living in France: French prices for everyday things

Written by Diane. Posted in on life in France, posts

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From designers like Louis Vuitton to expensive restaurants to regal castles, images you associate with France don’t exactly scream cheap. Am I right?

Friends and family often ask me about the cost of living in France and how expensive things are here. Are France prices expensive? Overall, I’d say yes. Most things cost more here than they do in the United States — and I’m saying that about life in the country, not Paris. Luckily right now, the Euro isn’t super strong, so things aren’t as bad as they could be for us Americans. I’m taking advantage of this and stashing money under my mattress. Don’t tell anyone.

How much does it cost to live in France?

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