Monthly Archives: November 2013

Bouillon-Chartier Restaurant (Paris)

Bouillon-Chartier Restaurant, founded in 1896 and classified as an historic monument, the (Bouillon) CHARTIER is a popular restaurant situated at 7 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre (9th arrondissement), just off the celebrated Grands Boulevards. At the turn of the 19th century, the idea was to serve to the blue collar workers and the people of the neighbourhood a hot meal for a small price: the well-known bouillon a mixture of meat and vegetables. Today, only the diversity of the clients and the menu have changed.  The menu is vast and varied and while the traditional cuisine may not… Continue reading

French Classes for 2014

French Beginners’ and Continuers’ Classes for 2014 will commence early February in both Sydney (EPPING) and the Central Coast (KILLCARE).  Private sessions are also available for those who prefer one-on-one tuition. There are always a lot of enquiries at the start of a new year, so register your interest soon in order to ensure that your place is reserved!

Château de Versailles + 3 Tips

The Château de Versailles, a UNESCO World Heritage site, started as a hunting lodge in the 1600’s for Louis XIII. Transformed by Louis XIV into a magnificent palace, the court and government of France were transferred there from Paris in 1682.  With the French Revolution of 1789,  Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were removed from Versailles to prison.  Today’s visitors can enjoy not only the sumptuous palace, extensive gardens and fountains, but can participate in the varied programme of cultural events and exhibitions held throughout the year.  We recommend visiting… Continue reading

Want to brush up your French in Paris ?

If this is of interest, contact us as we have over a decade of experience in organising attendance at a Paris-based language institute ( Ecole de Langues). Classes can be tailored to meet your specific needs and time limitations. The institute can also organise accommodation in a home-stay situation to enhance your French experience.

A new partner, Hotel Arvor, Dinan, Brittany

We’re very pleased to announce that Hotel Arvor has joined the French Collection. In the heart of medieval Dinan, this stylish hotel offers the chance to experience living amid clusters of medieval buildings, with markets, ramparts and lots of atmosphere not to mention cafes, restaurants and shopping. We found Dinan so interesting that we spent most of the week we had in Brittany exploring Dinan, which left limited time to visit the lighthouse-scattered Emerald Coast.  But we did take the short drives to Mont St Michel (the second most visited tourist attraction in France),… Continue reading