Thursday, December 23, 2010

France down under

We've been making some wonderful friends lately! We had no idea there were SO many Australian based companies, websites and services all dedicated to bringing a touch of France to Australia. Hurrah just what we need!! 

So today's post is dedicated to French Culture in Australia and our wonderful friends that make this possible. If your travelling to Paris we recommend going to these websites and making use of the products and services e.g french languages lessons in preparation for your trip, travel planning advice in France, french recipes, news about all things (and events) French in Oz, travel products for purchase and more. 

What we adore is that all of these companies operate on a labour of love. Nothing but love and passion for French Culture. Just like us at Petit, they're up until the wee hours updating, posting and connecting - for you!!!

1. French Affair -

Jump on this website and indulge in the complete French experience with French products, how to learn French fast, fun France facts and more. French Affair is all about a love of all things French and creating a french community. They are also Partners for the annual Brisbane French Festival. this years was held on Saturday July 17th 2010 - and what an amazing day! Around 50,000 people came to enjoy the Brisbane French Festival at Southbank, Brisbane. The Festival was a wonderful success attracting: Around 50,000 visitors, 9 sponsors, 2 successful community grants, 63 exhibitors, 24 acts on the main stage as well as roving entertainment. Watch the youtube video here and make sure you get to the festival in 2011.

  • Our friends at French moments are all about immersing yourself in the french life and culture. Based in Mosman (Sydney) in the lower Nth Shore, Pierre and Rachel specialise in intimate French Lessons, focusing on smaller class sizes for more intensive and personalised learning. Its the kind of ideal learning environment that will satisfy and enhance your study of the language. They also offer wonderful Travel advice, participate and organise various cultural events throughout the year and organise trips to France. They have kindly offer to assist our B&B guests with any travel advice and planning by meeting at their charming studio for a small fee. We recommend our guests meet Rachel and Pierre for lessons and travel planning. You will thank yourself! Also private tuitions are available, french book club meetings, french lessons and recipes and so much more. Its a complete immersion. Go to the website for more information - 

frenchclass offers a three-course menu of grammar, culture and gastronomy. 

Entrée - Grammar
frenchclass embraces the philosophy of Active Learning, which is the key to rapid learning. Whether taking classes in Sydney or joining us on one of our tours in France, frenchclass will help you gain confidence and progress to a new level of proficiency. frenchclass provides a relaxed learning environment suitable for all levels and its specially designed program offers plenty of opportunity to practice and apply newly learned language skills.
Plat du jour - Culture

frenchclass believes that the best way to learn a language is to gain an understanding of the culture.

frenchclass in Sydney offers you the opportunity to celebrate and participate in French cultural events including Bastille Day, Beaujolais Nouveau, and several food and wine celebrations. frenchclass in France is offering you the opportunity to immerse yourself in French culture as we explore local regions of France including visits to local markets, producers, wineries and historic sites.
Dessert - Gastronomy

What better way to improve your French language skills than while savoring the flavors of French cuisine. The French are known for their culinary expertise and this element plays a strong role in frenchclass. Join us in Sydney as we sample a range of French restaurants and cafés, or indulge in authentic French cuisine during one of our packages in France. frenchclass invites you to try out your culinary skills as we provide recipes for your favorite French dishes, or by participating in hands-on cooking classes with us in France

frenchclass in Paddington at 32 Glenmore Road. The program was developed by Martine Baboin and Miriam Macpherson.


Frenchclass has expand and join forces with 2 Duck Trading company the French market basket specialists. 
In addition to their range of French gourmet food they are now selling an exclusive range of authentic French market baskets.

Made with date palm leaf they are fashioned into a range of lovely shapes and sizes. They have the classic market basket shape with short and long handles, leather trim or plain. Round bucket shapes, beautiful coloured rectangular baskets and so much more. 
It is the perfect solution for all your market shopping, trips to the beach and lugging around all the children’s paraphenalia and helps us all get rid of plastic bags.

Visit the website to see which markets who can find 2duck trading at!

Vive la France!

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