French 5 | 05.07.21 (ft. Diana of @dianaperillachica2.0)

Welcome to the 11th edition of French 5, where I share a glimpse of France through language, places, food and drink, arts and culture, as well as a random fun fact.

In this week’s edition, trilingual content creator Diana shares what she loves about Paris, the city that welcomed her with open arms.

A big thank you to Diana for contributing this week’s content and photos. If you have any feedback or ideas of what you’d like to see or who should be featured, please leave your comment below.

Featuring || Diana Perilla Chica

My name is Diana, I'm Colombian and I've been living in Paris since 2015. I love France (and Paris) not only because it's always been a dream place but because it received me with arms wide open.

01 Language || Se promener

Se promener - It’s  just something I love doing and I think it sounds so Jane Austen 😅

02 Place || The Banks of the Seine

The banks of the Seine - I love the energy the river gives to the city, people-watching, the boats and the ducks. It's like going on a trip without leaving the city. It's my go-to place during picnic season. I even have a couple of favourite spots to sit

03 Food & Drink || Soupe à l’oignon

Cheese and wine forever!! Another reason why I love France of course. One of my favourite cheeses is the Camembert, which is the one I always buy for picnics to eat with baguette (the best combo!). And for the wine, I love the Rosé d'Anjou for spring/summer and the Chinon or Saumur red wines for the rest of the year. And as a prepared meal, I absolutely love the Soupe à l'oignon which also has cheese and baguette of course.

04 Arts & Culture || Walking around and saying bonjour

Everyone should walk the city of Paris, of course if you have the time. Paris is a museum itself and going from one place to another using the subway is going to make you miss a lot! If you don't feel like walking, use the bus! Also, French are very polite, even with unknown people, so every time you go inside a small store, take an elevator or cross paths with a neighbour, say “bonjour,” “au revoir,” “bonne journée” or “bonne soirée.” 

05 Fun Fact || Medieval buildings in Paris

There are a few (around 3) buildings that still have the "Medieval Look” hidden in a sea of the classic Haussmannian architecture. This one, located on the street François Miron, survived the renovations made during the Empire of Napoleon III (1852-1870) and nowadays, it’s one of the oldest buildings in Paris.

Follow Friday || Sophie Nadeau

@sophieannenadeau is a British/French blogger and photographer with the most complete travel blog I've ever seen! Her articles come filled with history and beautiful images. If you want to learn more about France, she's a must follow!


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