Blogs Relating to France

Here are a few blogs relating to France. Their listing here does NOT imply endorsement of the contents of the weblogs.

Weblogs are frequently active, dormant, and deleted and URLs change often.

Frenchless in France (Linda lives in Provence, France, and Paris.)
http://lindamathieu.com/

Charles Bremner (Paris correspondent for “The Times”)
http://timescorrespondents.typepad.com/charles_bremner/

Secrets of Paris: The Alternative Insider’s Guide (Heather Stimmler-Hall)
http://www.secretsofparis.com/heathers-secret-blog/

French Politics (Arthur Goldhammer)
http://artgoldhammer.blogspot.com/

Paris Daily Photo (Journalist Eric Tenin)
http://www.parisdailyphoto.com/

Amerlogue (blog of an American in Paris)
http://amerloqueparis.blogspot.com/

Sébastien Fath: Weblog scientifique et citoyen
http://blogdesebastienfath.hautetfort.com/

French Windows: Asterix goes Global – Society, Religion & Politics, Evangelicalism (Sébastien Fath)
http://frenchwindows.hautetfort.com/

Le Pharisien Libéré
http://pharisienlibere.wordpress.com/

Blog chrétien (David Houstin)
http://www.houstin.info/

Chroniques d’une fraise (Anna Stevenson – translator in Nice, France)
http://perso.fraise.net/

France Monthly: Like a Trip to Belle France (Sylvie Rauscher, Arlington, MA)
(An online magazine with articles, anecdotes, French recipes, cooking tips, and travel information relating to France)
http://www.francemonthly.com/

blueVicar (Anne in Antibes, Provence-Alpes-Côtes d’Azur, France)
http://bluevicar.com

Translation Blog (Céline Graciet)
http://www.nakedtranslations.com/en/blog.php

Knowing Nantes (Sue Alouche & 9 other contributers; Nantes, Pays de la Loire)
http://www.knowing-nantes.blogspot.com/

Francophonie en blog: Site engagé pour réconcilier les Français et la francophonie (Arnaud Pannier)
http://francophonieenblog.blog.20minutes.fr/

Champs-Elysées Blog (Hugh Schofield)
http://www.champs-elyseesblog.com/

Langue Sauce piquante (Olivier Houdart & Martine Rousseau)
http://correcteurs.blog.lemonde.fr/

Technologies du langage (Jean Véronis)
http://aixtal.blogspot.com/

Truffles for Breakfast (Joe Kissell & Morgen Jahnke in Paris)
http://trufflesforbreakfast.com/

The French Journal: A Site for Francophiles. Notes on French culture, history, geography, food, wine, travel, and more…and, of course, Paris! (Chris Late, Boston, MA)
http://frenchjournal.typepad.com/

A Writer’s Lot in France: What Is It Really Like to Live in France? (Vanessa Couchman, freelance writer in SW France)
http://vanessafrance.wordpress.com/

MyParisForYou (Erika Belair)
http://myparisforyou.canalblog.com/

Paris from dawn till dusk (by correspondent Rooksana Hossenally)
http://parisdawntilldusk.wordpress.com/

Clichy-sous-Bois
http://jourstranquilles.blogs.liberation.fr/clichy/

Technologies du Langage (Jean Véronis, Aix-en-Provence, France)
http://aixtal.blogspot.com/

Eye Prefer Paris? Blog (Richard Nahem, tour guide in Paris)
http://www.eyepreferparis.com/

Polly Vous Français? (Polly Lyman in Paris)
http://www.pollyvousfrancais.blogspot.com/

Jean Baubérot: Laïcité et regard critique sur la société
http://jeanbauberotlaicite.blogspirit.com/

Why Travel to France
http://www.whytraveltofrance.com/

The Paris Blog (group blog about life in Paris from more than two dozen bloggers)
http://theparisblog.com/

Learn French in France (blog with tips to come to France; helps to integrate into French life, culture, & language)
http://learn-french-in-france.us/

Le blog de Jean-Luc Mouton (Réforme)
http://www.reforme.net/jeanlucmouton/

Le blog de la rédaction de Réforme
http://www.reforme.net/leblogdelaredaction/

Dispatches from France (Vivi in Champagne, France)
http://dispatchesfromfrance.blogspot.com/

Side Roads of Europe (Linda & Bonnie)
http://www.sideroadsofeurope.blogspot.com/

Une nouvelle vie de bohème (in English; Amy Lichtenbaum Ross in Paris)
http://lapetiteamericaine.wordpress.com/

David Leibovitz – Living the Sweet Life in Paris (food blog)
http://www.davidlebovitz.com/

La Coquette (Elisabeth Fourmont in fashion industry; lives in Belleville, a Paris suburb)
http://lacoquette.blogs.com/

Francofile (Jean)
http://francofile.blogs.com/

Samatha de Bretagne
http://samdebretagne.blogspot.com/

Big Picture – Le Monde Blog (in French)
http://clesnes.blog.lemonde.fr/

C’est so paris !
http://cestsoparis.com/

French Windows – Gigi in Grenoble
http://french-windows.blogspot.com/

Licketysplit (Sammy)
http://izoinoan.blogspot.com/

A Life in the South of France (Angela)
http://alifeinthesouthoffrance.blogspot.com/

My Paris for You (German woman in Paris)
http://myparisforyou.canalblog.com/

Française de Coeur (blogger on Expatica France website; Paris)
http://www.expatica.com/actual/toc.asp?subchannel_id=182&name=France+Expat+Blog

Café Mode: l’oeil aux augets d’une parisienne (presque) à la page (Géraldine Dormoy; in French)
http://blogs.lexpress.fr/cafe-mode/

The Red Shoes (Sarah; illustrator & artist in Brittany, France)
http://muddyredshoes.blogspot.com/

Loïci le meur Blog (Journalist in San Francisco)
http://www.loiclemeur.com/

Odessa Street (Lee Ann in Paris)
http://odessastreet.net/

Retourne au CM1 (in French; collection of mistakes in spelling, grammar, or meaning)
http://www.retourneaucm1.com/

LKL’s Blog – Laura K. Lawless (She also has the excellent http://french.about.com/ website.)
http://www.lklawless.com/blog/

The Bold Soul (Lisa Taylor Huff in Paris)
http://theboldsoul.lisataylorhuff.com/the_bold_soul/

À quelque pas (in French; djoubi in Canada)
http://aquelquespas.blogspot.com

SuperFrenchie – Frenchie’s Adventure in French-bashing America (Denis Chazelle)
http://www.superfrenchie.com/

Us in USA (mostly in French; Dorothée from Lyon, Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France, now in Austin, TX)
http://us-in-usa.blogspot.com/

Petite anglaise – lost in france (Catherine Sanderson)
http://www.petiteanglaise.com/

Big Picture – Croquis d’Amérique (Corine Lesnes; in French)
http://clesnes.blog.lemonde.fr/etatsunis/

Christophe Caron Blog (in French)
http://adproject.free.fr/wordpress/

Franco-American News & Events, 8 (Nicole Oulelette, Rhea Cote Robbins, & Jacques Boudreau)
http://fanset8.blogspot.com/

Miquelon (Marc Cormier, a French expat in Toronto, originally from the islands of Saint-Pierre & Miquelon off the coast of Newfoundland; blog aims to stop France bashing)
http://miquelon.org/

Guillemette Fauré (French woman in the US)
http://guillemette.typepad.com/

Les Explorers
http://www.lesexplorers.com/

L’Oiseau (English Woman in Reims, France)
http://oiseauanglais.blogspot.com/

Des mots et des choses (Anna in Roüen, France)
http://desmotsetdeschoses.blogspot.com/

C’est ma Vie (Andrea Wysocki, who has studied in Paris)
http://cestmavie.typepad.com/

Café Oakland (in French; Sardinette – a French woman in California)
http://sardinet.blogspot.com/

Inside the USA (blog in French by Frenchman at Penn State)
http://www.insidetheusa.net/

An Aussie Lass, a Frenchman and a Burmese
http://www.aussielass.com/index.php

French Freek in France (Kylie Mac, an American in Paris)
http://kyliemac.blogspot.com/

France Rant (Huw Rowlands, a Welshman in France – blog currently inactive)
http://francerant.blogspot.com/

Tomate Farcie à San Francisco (French woman in San Francisco)
http://tomatefarcie.blogspot.com/

Alpha Du Centaure (in French)
http://alphaducentaure.canalblog.com/

The Completely Useless Guide to Paris (Margie Rynn)
http://www.useless-paris.blogspot.com/

Translation Blog: Reflections on words, expressions and the difficulties encountered on the bridge from the English to the French language (Céline Graciet, translator)
http://www.nakedtranslations.com/en/blog.php

West Wing 2008: carnet de campagne (in French; Maria Pia Mascaro)
http://mariapia.blogs.com/presidentielles2008/2007/11/aurevoir-aux-si.html

A Yorkshireman in London (Dan Young; formerly in Paris)
http://www.danyoung.co.uk/blog/

New York Coste par Phillip Coste (in French; correspondent with l’Express)
http://blogs.lexpress.fr/nycoste/

My So-Called Life in France (painter / photographer in Metz, Moselle, Lorraine, France)
http://mysocalledlifeinfrance.blogspot.com/

ParisAvant (Fred posts old and new pictures of the same location in Paris; one can search it by arrondissement)
http://parisavant.com/

A Dance in France (“Jolie France”, an English woman 10 minutes north of Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France)
http://adanceinfrance.blogspot.com/

Parisist (in French & English; blog not currently active; archives are available)
http://www.parisist.com/index.php

Rue Rude (This excellent weblog by Sedulia Scott has been inactive since she moved to California but one may find some of the archives interesting.)
http://www.ruerude.com/

Protestants dans la ville (Villes et Claudine Castelnau, Paris)
http://protestants.blogspot.com/

Par Lui, avec Lui et en Lui (blog of Abbé Benoit in Montréal)
http://benedictus74.blogspot.com/

Dieu seul! (French Catholic blog of Mickaël)
http://dieu-seul.blogspot.com/

Thessalonicien1:1 (French Catholic blog by Sylvain in Québec)
http://scloutier.blogspot.com/

Approchons-nous de la Table (blog in French of Renaud in Brussels, Belguim)
http://theophiliens.blogspot.com/

Le Salon Beige (French Catholic blog)
http://www.lesalonbeige.blogs.com/

Le Tigre in France: The Highs and Lows of Migration (An Australian woman marrying a Frenchman)
http://www.letigreinfrance.blogspot.com/

La vie in English: Food blog of a French woman living on the Riviera and loving America (Babeth, also known as Elisabeth Sardin; in Antibes, Provence-Alpes-Côtes d’Azur, France)
http://lavieinenglish.blogspot.com/

La cuisine de Babeth: Blog de cuisine d’une télé-travailleuse en France!
http://lacuisinedebabeth.blogspot.com/

Gallic Grapevine: Real Life in Southern Brittany (Nicola Harrington, near Réminiac, Morbihan, Brittany, France)
http://gallicgrapevine.blogspot.com/

This French Life (Craig McGinty, a freelance journalist in Great Britain)
http://www.thisfrenchlife.com/

Toward Paris
http://towardsparis.blogspot.com/

Sarkozy the American (Boz on the East coast of the US)
http://sarkozytheamerican.blogspot.com/

francetales.com (Owen Peery in Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France, and Jean-Jacques Giret in Philadelphia, PA)
http://francetales.com/

The following are not weblogs but might be of interest.

Expatica on France
http://www.expatica.com/source/site_content_subchannel.asp?subchannel_id=25

Yahoo Weather in Paris
http://weather.yahoo.com/forecast/FRXX0076_f.html

Paris (Trip Advisor)
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g187147-Paris_Ile_de_France-Vacations.html

Google Maps
http://maps.google.fr/

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  1. Hi there, this is a great listing of blogs about France – I have really enjoyed looking through the ones I didn’t know existed, perhaps you could add my one too, all about Nantes and the people who live here…http://www.knowing-nantes.blogspot.com
    thanks in advance

    Sue Alouche

  2. Thanks, Sue!

    I have added your blog. It looks like you do a great job!

  3. Thanks for this great list of blogs. I always find it useful to look at other people’s blogs – it gives me ideas for my own. If you’d like to look at mine, feel free to follow the link.
    http://vanessafrance.wordpress.com

    • Vanessa, I added a link in the webpage for your informative and interesting blog. It’s nice to see that you enjoy Chopin and Mozart.

      • Thank you so much – you did that amazingly fast. I am putting a link in my blogroll to your very interesting and unusual site. Kind regards, Vanessa

  4. Hi Guys!!

    All these blogs are really useful for people who want to learn more about France and your web site is really convenient to find several sources of information!
    Don’t hesitate to take a look on my blog!
    There are many articles and interesting information allowing to know our beautiful country a little bit more!
    http://learn-french-in-france.us/
    It would be nice if I could add it on your web site.
    Bye !!

  5. You may need to say it in French, have a look at http://www.frenchspanishonline.com very complete

  6. Great listing for France ..🙂

  7. “May i recommend our blog : http://www.souffle.asso.fr/blog/
    We offer each week articles on the French culture, vocabulary, news… all written for French learners or teachers of French.”


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