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ECU Film Festival – win your ticket

ÉCU 2014 will showcase 85 films from 32 countries ranging from feature films, short films, documentaries, animation and student films to experimental ...


InterNations: The No. 1 Expat Community InterNations is the largest expatriate network worldwide, created to help members meet expats from around the ...

Smoke detector countdown

We have had a smoke detector in our suburban Paris home for many years – it seems “normal” to me, but I realized how unusual its actually was when ...

Understanding the Municipal Elections in France

  First: what is a Municipality? In France a municipality is referred to as a « commune ». The French word commune appeared in the 12th century, ...

The « Great Black Music » Exhibition

Michael Jackson, Cesaria Evora, Marvin Gaye, Billie Holiday, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley, Myriam Makeba, Oum Kalsoum… These ...

Banking Glossary of French-English terms

What is the origin of the word « bank »? It goes back to Italian. In Medieval Italy a moneylander set up a bench in the town square ...
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