French humour

Hello everyone! Today we are going to talk about French humour. Surely like other countries, it is something that is really present in the life of people but maybe even more for French people.  If you ask them how their humour is, they could probably say that it is quite bad. Meaning the jokes can…

French culture

Today in this French in Bordeaux article we are going to talk about French culture and more precisely the 21st of June, which is a special day in France. This is what we call La fête de la musique.   This celebration was created in 1981 by the minister of culture, Jack Lang, and the…

Grammar focus

So today in this French in Bordeaux article we are going to talk about grammar focus and more precisely where to place the subject of a sentence.   Most of the time   In French, most of the time (because you know that in French we have a lot of exceptions) we place the subject…

What are these expressions from Bordeaux ?

I / “Gavé” : This word is really famous here in Bordeaux because it is really used, especially by young people, to mean something like “very”. You may have already heard “c’est gavé bien !” meaning it is really good. Though young people use it all the time they did not invent it. It comes…

How to choose a wine from Bordeaux ?

Wine from Bordeaux : Wine from Bordeaux is a very important for wine. It has many vineyards. In the region of Bordeaux, when we talk about wine, there are 7 under-regions : Entre Garonne et Dordogne La région des Graves Le Blayais et le Bourgeais Le Libournais Le Médoc Les appellations régionales de Bordeaux (Bordeaux,…

The French political system

Six months before it takes place, the French media is already covering the 2022 presidential election. But do you know how the French political system works? Let’s take a look at the most important political institutions in France. The president (le président) The president of the Republic is chosen directly by the people – there…

The French education system

Have you ever been told that someone attended a grande école or has a kid in CE1 and didn’t have a clue of what they meant? In this article, we will explain the basics of the French education system, which consists of three stages: primary, secondary, and higher education.   Enseignement primaire (primary education) Schooling…