The Alps boasts hearty food that is perfect after a long day out in the mountains. Local dishes such as fondue, tartiflette, croutes, gratin dauphinois and la tarte aux myrtilles are part of a staple diet. Stroll down any street in Chamonix and you will find a venue selling local, tasty food and drink […] Read more
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On the 17th of March, you are sure to find people (with Irish lineage or without) celebrating in Chamonix. We have the best bars and restaurants for you to enjoy a pint of guinness or a green coloured beverage, Irish music and all-round great craic! This Saturday, there will be plenty of places to properly […] Read more
Colloquial or ‘local’ expressions can be a bit bizarre (to say the least) and thus hard to explain. Il pleut des cordes! (it’s raining cords/ropes) Chaleur d’aout c’est du bien partout! (in the heat of August, everything is fine).. And yet, despite their trickiness, colloquialisms add colour and humour to any language. Here’s a selection of French […] Read more
Here are some upcoming events to enjoy in Chamonix this month! The Epic Alpine Tattoo Week is continuing until Sunday the 4th March. Over 50 international tattoo artist will participate in expositions, concerts, selling of merchandise, and much more! Access is free everyday from 14h-20h at the Majestic building in the centre of Chamonix. Nocturne […] Read more
Travelling to any foreign country can be an incredible experience and adventure. It can also be daunting and overwhelming trying to navigate your way when you don’t speak the local language. Arriving armed with a little local knowledge and a few phrases up your sleeve can help you save precious holiday time and get you […] Read more
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Here’s some love related French vocabulary to brush up on before this romantic day: Expressions: Je t’aime – I love you Je t’aime bien – I like you Je t’aime beacoup – I like you very much Avoir un coeur d’artchaut – to fall easily in love Un coup […] Read more
Calling all Students! Our Intensive French course is in its third week but its never too late to join us! Starting every Monday, Intermediate students are welcome to join one of our groups. Come and challenge your mind, make new friends and learn French this winter! A bit too busy during the day? No problem! […] Read more