My mother was French. Since my grandmother never learned English (although I think she understood it a lot better than she let on), my family spoke mostly French (sometimes more of a "Franglais") at home until my grandmother passed away. I've had the pleasure of visiting France twice. I hope to return there many more times in the future.
Those of you interested in family history, please check out my genealogy page and let me know if you're one of my distant French relatives, particularly if your surname is Lequien or Dorpsmans/Dorpmans.
Aqui parlan occitan offers Occitan language information (with a little in French and English).
Bienvenue au Monde Francais! by Martha Moore provides categorized links to French-related sites which are of particular interest to high-school teachers and students.
Centre international pour le developpement de l'inforoute en francais (CIDIF) (in French) encourages the development of an international online community using the French language.
Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou (in French, a little English) offers a look at this Paris museum which concentrates on modern art.
Les chateaux de la Loire (in French) offers a visitors guide to the famous chateaux in the Loire valley.
CultureNet (in French and English) offers a jumping off point for Canadian cultural networks.
Francais Vivant by Michel Billard Sirakawa offers works by Racine; information on grammar and vocabulary; and humor.
France from the University of North Texas offers annotated links to French resources.
France Service (in French and some English) is the web site of a monthly magazine published in California aimed at Francophones living or who wish to live in the United States.
France World Contacts is dedicated to regional and typical gastronomic products of France. Offers chocolates and candies, sausages and meats, cheeses, cookies and cakes, wines and other spiritis, and regional specialties.
French phone book offers a link to the online French white pages and yellow pages.
French Travel Gallery and Reservation Center by Thierry E. Toniutti provides information and services about travel and tourism in France.
Frogmag is an electronic French magazine. Topics have included music, science and technology, history and politics, travel, cinema, literature, and more.
Giverny - Vernon : In the Heart of Impressionism by Alain Cauderlier offers his thoughts on this French village near Vernon at the gates of Normandy. Giverny is where the artist Claude Monet lived for 43 years.
La Grotte de Lascaux offers a virtual tour of the Lascaux cave paintings produced by old stone age peoples of the Magdalenian period.
Hapax: French Resources on the Web by Angelo Metzidakis features links to French-related resources on the Web, of interest to university-level teachers and students.
Jazz in France offers information about festivals, artists, clubs, stores, magazines, record labels, radio, television, awards, and more.
Lyrics to La Marseillaise , the French national anthem.
La page de Jean by Jean Brummel (in French) offers a collection of links to Francophone sites on many different topics.
Languedoc-Roussillon : Tourisme provides tourism information for the south of France.
Le Progrès Le Progrès offers information about Lyon and its environs: Out and About in Lyon, Culture, Economy, Education, History, and Politics. In English and French.
Les Freres Blanc - Restaurants A Paris provides a list of selected Parisian restaurants along with their menus. You can make reservations online.
Map of France from the Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas at Austin. NOTE: This is a 106K jpeg image.
Ministere de la culture et de la francophonie in French (some English) offers information about cultural events in France and web site expositions about French culture.
Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle (in French) offers searchable databases of this Paris museum's collections.
Le Nord-Pas-de-Calais by Gérard Gatoux offers resources about the north of France.
Panneau d'affichage offers information on all aspects of French life. You can also post free "for sale" and "wanted" ads.
Paris Network provides information about culture, shopping, business, and tourism in Paris.
Paris Pages offers information on just about everything in Paris: stores and shops, hotels, restaurants, transportation, museums, cafes, special expositions, schools, and more.
Tant de liberté by Thierry de Lavau is a site to enjoy free art, independent cultures, militantism for an anarchist society, and more. In French with many English links.
Tour Bohemian Paris offers walking tours of literary and artistic Paris of the 1920s.
WebMuseum: Bienvenue! (ticket office) offers a virtual tour of Paris.
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