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grammaire – Recommended grammar textbook for self-study – French Language Stack Exchange

I posted the following books in Nov 25 2015 based on a now removed website of the University of Cambridge’s Department of French.

*G. Price, L. S. R. Byrne & E. L. Churchill’s A Comprehensive French Grammar , 4th edition, completely revised by Glanville Price, Oxford: Blackwell, 1999 (F3.E.60)

H. Ferrar, A French Reference Grammar, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press, 1967 (F3.E.37 & F3.E.38, older ed. at F3.E.50)

R. Hawkins & R. Towell, French Grammar and Usage, London: Arnold, 1996 (F3.E.54)

J.E. Mansion, A Grammar of Present-Day French, London: Harrap (old, but still very serviceable). (F3.E.41)

C. Abbadie, B. Chovelon, M-H. Morsel, L’expression française écrite et orale, Presse Universitaire de Grenoble, PFLUG.

T. Marriott and M. Ribière, Help Yourself to French Grammar, London: Longman, 1990 (F3.E.48)

Le Français en faculté: Cours de base, 2nd edition, London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1986 (F3.E.44)

G. Mauger, Grammaire pratique du français d’aujourd’hui, langue parlée, langue écrite, Paris: Hachette, 1968 (published under the auspices of the Alliance Française) (F3.E.43)

H. Bonnard, Code du français courant, Paris: Magnard, 1984. (F3.E.52)

J. Ollivier, Grammaire française, 2nd edition, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1993 (F3.E.45)

Maurice Grevisse, Le Bon Usage, 12th edition, revised by André Goosse, Paris & Gembloux: Duculot, 1986 (F3.E.21;22; 30)

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3 things you should know about learning French that most schools won’t tell you

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Most language schools won’t tell you these things for fear you will never start. However, unless you know these things up front you are likely to fail.

1. Learning takes a long time

Most know this but teachers don’t like to discuss it. Let’s face it it’s not a great sales pitch. This rarely discussed reality leads many to assume the language learning dropout rate is high because learning a language is difficult, and that the few who succeed must have a gift for language. Both of these assumptions are wrong. Those who succeed are persistent. We have all successfully learned at least one language before, we’ve just forgotten how long it took.

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The US Foreign Service Institute, which trains US diplomats, has classified languages based on how much time it will take an English speaker to learn them. The good news is that French is in the “easy” category. The not so good news is that general professional speaking and reading proficiency requires 575 to 600 hours of training. That’s 6 hours a week for two years or 12 hours a week for one year.

Parents are sometimes surprised how quickly their children learn the local language at school. Some are fluent after 6 or 12 months. However, a full school year adds up to around 800 hours of classroom time. This is longer than the US Foreign Service Institute’s guideline of 575 to 600 hours for an adult to learn French. If you went to school for a year with your children you would be fluent too!

2. Spending one hour a week won’t work

Many language schools sell these types of courses, not because they think they will work but because people are busy and such courses fit their busy schedules. However, a minimum intensity is required. Any skill that requires “automation” like speaking or swinging a golf club requires intensive and sustained repetition.

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Over the summer break, school teachers worry about summer learning loss. Numerous studies that have given children the same test before and after the summer holidays show significant learning loss. Language learning is no different. Lesson length and frequency is a subject of great debate however most educators would agree that one short class a week is unlikely to deliver much. New words are like young plants: without regular watering they don’t survive.

3. You will feel stupid

In the early stages of learning you will feel stupid. You can’t have a conversation, nothing you read makes sense and your writing is often incomprehensible. This is normal. Babies spend years uttering broken sentences and mispronounced words but we don’t think they are stupid.

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Best selling American author, Josh Kaufmann in his book on how to learn anything says that the major barrier to skill acquisition isn’t intellectual, it’s emotional. We’re scared. At the beginning we need to go through a frustration barrier. This makes us feel stupid, something Josh refers to as “the grossly incompetent and knowing it part”. His advice is to make an up front commitment that will take you through this inevitable period of frustration and out the other side, and stick to it. Also, practice feeling “stupid” with your new language at home or with close friends. Try to do this until it feels normal.

Language learning is about ambiguity and making mistakes. Being comfortable with this allows your mind to operate in an alpha state, aiding learning. If children have an advantage over adults it is here. So try to be more like a child.

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Why Learn French? My Students Weigh In

Every year at the beginning of the year I show my students a video that I made to get them excited about learning French.  Every 2-3 years, I update it to keep the contents relevant.  The most recent version I’ve made was in 2019, so this is the one the students saw this year:


After viewing the video this year, we had a discussion in class and then on Canvas about why it is important to learn French, and where it is spoken.  This year I took some of their quotes and made them into graphics on Canva to share with the class, their parents, and school community members.  Here’s what they had to say:


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After viewing the video this year, we had a discussion in class and then on Canvas about why it is important to learn French, and where it is spoken.  This year I took some of their quotes and made them into graphics on Canva to share with the class, their parents, and school community members.  Here’s what they had to say:


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3 beautiful French poems about love – Just French It – Learn French

Je ne vous aime pas, c’est dit, je vous déteste,

Je vous crains comme on craint l’enfer, de peur du feu ;

Comme on craint le typhus, le choléra, la peste,

Je vous hais à la mort, madame ; mais, mon Dieu !

Expliquez-moi pourquoi je pleure, quand je reste

Deux jours sans vous parler et sans vous voir un peu.

Ok, I’m going to explain those poems like the girl I am – a sucker for anything a bit teasing and romantic.

And oh my my, Alphonse is a master of that.

Yeah, we’re on a first-name basis him and I.

Let me translate this poem for you. (This is a literal translation so you can appreciate the details of the French version)

I don’t love you, it is said, I hate you,

I am scared of you like I am scared of hell, out of fear for fire ;

Like you are scared of typhus, the cholera, the plague,

I have you to death Madame, but oh my god!

Explain to me why I cry, when I stay

Two days without talking to you, and without seeing you so much.

Célimène is a lucky girl if you ask me! 🥰 

Also, hellooooo 10 Things I Hate About You…

Lou si je meurs là-bas souvenir qu’on oublie
— Souviens-t’en quelquefois aux instants de folie
De jeunesse et d’amour et d’éclatante ardeur —
Mon sang c’est la fontaine ardente du bonheur
Et sois la plus heureuse étant la plus jolie

Picture the scene, a thirty-something poet is in the trenches – during the first world war.

It’s cold. It stinks of death. In fact, everyone he knows is dying around him. Maybe tomorrow, it will be his turn… This makes him sad, not because he is going to die, but because his love might forget him.

Look at it.

Lou, if I die there like a memory that we forget

And be the happiest being the prettiest

Awwwww. Told you you should have grabbed the tissues!

PS: Apollinaire in fact died of the Spanish flu. So yay?

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Learning French with movies – ‘Lost in Frenchlation’ introduces Paris expats and tourists to French cinema – The ILINI Blog

If you’re learning French, you’ve probably found yourself looking for French films or Youtube videos to watch on your spare time. That’s an excellent thing to do, both to get connected to French life and culture and to learn “real-life” French (as you may have noticed, spoken French can be quite confusing when you’re coming from textbooks!).

In practice, however, improving your French with films and videos on your own isn’t as easy as it seems. You may need the help of subtitles and find that these are not available, or that they are of poor quality. To learn effectively, you should keep a dictionary, a pen and a notebook at hand. You should also choose videos that are appropriate for your language level. All of this requires time and effort.

We offer a solution to this problem: ILINI, our website for learning French with real-life videos. On Ilini, you can watch short videos with interactive subtitles and tools that help you learn French in a fun and natural way. But what if you want to watch full movies on a giant screen, with popcorn and friends?

Being cinephiles ourselves, we were excited to discover Lost in Frenchlation, an organization that hosts screenings of French films with English subtitles at independent cinemas in Paris. A fantastic opportunity for English speakers to overcome the language barrier and discover the world of French cinema!

We wanted to find out more, so we got in touch with Lost in Frenchlation’s co-founder Manon Kerjean to ask her a few questions. Manon tells us about the origins of Lost in Frenchlation, the format of their events, the help they provide to language learners and their future plans.

Manon, can you tell us a bit about you and how you started Lost in Frenchlation? How did you get the idea?

Lost in Frenchlation was born out of the frustration that Matt and I felt when we could never go to the cinema together to see the French films advertised all over Paris. While I’m French, Matt is Australian and his French is… developing! We met while studying in Berlin, and when we came back to Paris, we searched every cinema to try to find French movies with English subtitles but had no luck. That’s when we realised that we mustn’t be the only ones feeling this frustration because of the language barrier – there’s a huge international community wanting to experience every aspect of French culture possible, and that’s who we’re trying to cater to. We want everyone to be able to experience French films just like the Parisians do – at the cinema.

Your movie projections usually start with a drink, which is great to meet other French learners, expats, cinephiles… Do all events follow the same format?

Every screening starts with a cocktail hour – we think that the social aspect of our events is just as important as the cultural experience of discovering French film and watching it together with others from similar backgrounds. As often as possible, we try to make our events even more special by getting the film crew to come and present the movie to our audience and discuss it during a Q&A session (in Franglish!). We also organise other fun entertainment to run alongside the films, like mini-concerts, exhibitions or shows (dance, for example) when there is a link with the movie. And once a month, we run ‘Comedy Nights’ – a stand-up comedy show in English before our selected French comedy with English subtitles. These are a massive hit!

Do you provide other services to help people learn French with French movies?

Outside of our public events, we offer private screenings to school groups and language schools where we provide the audience with movie leaflets including French vocabulary, quizzes and anecdotes about the film (and a movie poster!). Some of these screenings are in French with French subtitles, depending on the group’s language level.

How many events do you have every month? Where do they take place?

We have 4 to 8 public events a month, held once or twice a week, in one of our three amazing partner cinemas: Club de L’Étoile, the most beautiful cinema room in Paris, located just a few steps away from Champs-Élysées; Luminor Hôtel de Ville, in the heart of Le Marais; and Studio 28 in Montmartre, the oldest cinema in Paris, where the movie Amélie was shot.

How do you select the movies? Are there certain types of French movies that are more popular than others?

We screen a variety of genres – comedies, thrillers, dramas etc. – and for now there hasn’t been any favorite type of film, it just depends on if we think its what our audience would like to see. We do try to show what is popular amongst the French community though, to give the international community an opportunity to participate in discussions about these films in their work environments etc. In a nutshell, we just try to provide our audience with what we think is the best of French cinema!

Who is your audience? Expats, tourists…?

Our audience is a big melting-pot of expats who recently arrived or have been here for several years but still haven’t mastered French; international students looking for a fun social event (or ‘Erasmus’); tourists looking to experience a more genuine aspect of French culture; and French people who want to practice their English by reading the subtitles and making new English speaking friends (a minority, but a really important part of our community!).

What are your plans for the next months?

We’re taking a break over the summer but will be back on August 24 with our annual free outdoor screening! This time we chose to screen 2 French short-movies and the classic cult film ‘La Reine Margot’. And at la rentrée we’ll come back with a tonne of exciting events! We’ll be participating at a number of non-LiF events, like the European Art Cinema Day; Black History Month with a movie called ‘Ouvrir la Voix’; and at the Télérama festival, we’ll raise awareness around the refugee cause with a special event in collaboration with Serve the City Paris. For our own events, we’ll program a dance film coupled with a dance show; we’ll celebrate our 100th screening; and we’ll have more comedy nights, thrillers, and in typical French style, dramas!

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Learning French as a Native Language vs as a Secondary Language – City Speakeasy Blog

We recently had a discussion with our winter intern, Paco, about learning French as a native language vs as a secondary language. Paco is a student from France and learned French as his first language, so we were curious to see what tips, differences, and mistakes he sees people make who learned French as their first language vs as a secondary language.

Here are some of his thoughts:

Here are few concepts that you need to understand to start learning French. They are basics in France, but most foreign people find those concepts tough to learn:

As a French student in New York City I had the opportunity to talk with some people who learn French in the United States and there are some common mistakes I hear from non-native speakers which are:

“A blue hat” -> “Un chapeau bleu”

Thank you, Paco for your insight on this interesting topic! You can meet Paco and ask him questions of your own at our upcoming Trial classes on 12/18/2017. RSVP here!

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Learning French: my favourite resources as a beginner

Learning French:
My favourite resources
as a beginner

Did you study French at school and would you love to get back into it? Or are you thinking of starting off as a complete beginner in  French? The number of resources for learning French as a beginner is overwhelming! Where to start?

This post on learning French and my favourite resources as a beginner is a work in progress. I will keep popping back and updating as I find more useful resources to share with you!

I have been wanting to revitalise my high school French since last year.. and I have REALLY seriously started this month (February 2020). During this time I’ve tried out quite a few great and mostly free resources. I want to share with you what I have been using and loving…

I’m really loving  (re-)learning French so far. It’s so different from the other languages I have learned as an adult (Mandarin Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese) and I’m definitely seeing improvements way quicker than I ever did when learning an Asian language. No surprises here considering that over 10,000 words in English come from French! Words such as forêt/forest; hôtel/hotel; hôpital/hospital; théâtre/theatre all help English speakers learn French quicker than languages that don’t have a shared origin and language family (Indo-European in the case of English and French).

Of course, there’s nothing like a trip or an exam or another kind of deadline to spur me into language learning action.. and having my New Caledonia French Language Trip only 3 months away is a great motivator!

If you’re looking to take your French to the next level AND love the idea of a language trip, I have the Language Trip for you!

In May, I am heading to New Caledonia on a French Language Trip with a small group of other French lovers. We’ll have 4 nights/5 days of French language, fine food, beach time, exploring Noumea, snorkelling, sailing, plus more.  This is the perfect trip for beginners or ‘false-beginners’ and we have only TWO places left on this trip, so if you are interested, get in touch now!

What motivates you to learn a new language? Perhaps an upcoming trip to a country that speaks the language you want to learn? Or maybe you’re motivated by your family or your heritage? Or perhaps it’s a work opportunity that motivates you to learn? I’m curious what it is for you! Let me know in the comments!

So if you’re also learning French, here are my favourite resources as a beginner:

Websites – listening and grammar

Comme une Française – is a fantastic website full of great free resources (videos and text) plus paid courses. You can sign up for daily emails full of insights into everyday French usage.

Learn French with Alexa – has a YouTube channel and is great especially if you want to practice your pronunciation or start with the very basics.

Kerstin Cable from Fluent Language (a friend of mine!) – has a French Grammar course for beginners plus a list of other handy resources.

BBC Languages has a whole section of free language learning resources in a wide variety of languages, including French. I’ve been watching the Ma France series – pitched at an A2 level (upper beginner level). You can watch the videos with English and or French subtitles, and complete the quizzes and listening comprehension tasks.

Books – reading

I’m really enjoying Short Stories in French for beginners by Olly Richards and Richard Simcott. The short stories are easy enough to get a sense of the story, plus there are quizzes, vocabulary lists and a summary after each story. The stories are aimed at upper beginners – lower intermediate level (A2 – B1), but even if you’re not quite at the level, I think you’ll still get some great reading practice from these stories.

Drops is a new language learning app and I like its clean, good looking interface with plenty of spaced repetition perfect for learning new vocab.

Getting French into your life!

Devy Baseley (another friend of mine and a fellow Aussie!) runs the website and online teaching school French Speak. Devy also has a popular Facebook group with daily French videos and the chance to practice writing and pronunciation.

And if you want to add some French into your everyday life, check out Bec’s (Irregular Endings) French language to-do notepads, grammar notepads, calendars and greeting cards. We have the French calendar in our lounge room and I love looking at it each day!

Also, I’ve just started 1:1 lessons with Ann-Ael from Rock Your French and I can’t wait to continue our speaking practice!

There are SO many more fantastic resources out there. I’ll keep updating this post as I discover and use more French language beginner resources.

What are your favourite French learning resources? How are you going with your French learning? Share in the comments!

I wish you luck in your French beginner journey – À bientôt et bonne chance!

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International School of San Antonio – Why Learn French at ISSA?

We were running late to a wedding in Paris several years ago. Thanks to the magic of ride share we didn’t need to know how to tell the driver where we were going, but my Anglophone friends and I did need to make sure he knew that we needed him to step on it. “Nous sommes en retard” I eeked out, barely remembering some high school French. “Got it,” I assume he responded in French, because moments later we were clinging to the doors of his BMW as we raced through the streets of Paris. We arrived just in time to a charming stone church overlooking the Seine. 

I bring up this story because it shows that even a small amount of French speaking ability can be tremendously helpful. In my case, it quite literally got me to the church on time and made a trip to Paris quite a bit smoother. The French language is more than just a useful tool for a jaunt to Paris, however. French is a member of the club of world languages. Like English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese, it is spoken internationally and is widely taught as a second language. Speaking French is an advantage on five continents and widely spoken in 55 countries. A small amount of French ability is helpful, and French proficiency is a passport to the world.

Many of our students and families consider themselves Francophiles and it is not hard to see why. Art museums are bursting with French art, from paintings by Monet and Matisse to Rodin’s sculptures and Marcel Duchamp’s surrealism. Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, and Mary Cassatt may not have been French, but their time in France figures so prominently in their work, could they not also somehow not be considered French artists as well? Once we leave the museum, who could resist the pull of a French café?

French is not just a weekend language for gazing at art and nibbling on pastries. It is part of the weekday world of business. It is the language of the luxury industry. French is also an official language of our Canadian neighbors to the north, who also happen to be one of our largest trading partners. When I worked in Shanghai, French was certainly the most commonly used language in business, after Chinese and English. Reaching the level of fluency necessary to use French in day to day life, requires a great deal of input. One approach to giving students enough input is language immersion.

At ISSA, our French classes all use the immersion approach. Students in our Saturday class learn language through activities connected to art and culture. In our culinary camp, our petits chefs make French classics such as crêpes and quiches, all while in the language immersion environment! Our preschool students learn a comprehensive curriculum also all in the language immersion environment. 

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5 podcasts to learn French

If you wish you could travel to Paris without attracting the scorn of the garcons, but are worried you might sound like Joey from Friends, look no further. Actually, listen. Podcasts started to take hold 15 years ago,  and today these digital audio files have established themselves as a popular and convenient means of communication, entertainment, and more recently, as a way to learn a new language.

Podcasts are mostly uploaded by native speakers, which means you will hear and grasp authentic accents right from the start. Some only last a couple of minutes, others can go up to three hours, so make sure you pick out a short podcast to start with – you can move on to more difficult ones later in your learning journey.

There are countless French podcasts to choose from, all you need to do is find a topic you want to know more about. Whether you’re passionate about Game of Thrones, the history of Rome or Super Mario, there is something for everybody.

Gymglish has come up with a list of 5 podcasts to prepare for that eventual meeting with Pierre, Paul et Jacques!

1) To start off on the right foot: Coffee Break French

Launched by the Scottish language group Radio Lingua Network, Coffee Break French is a podcast to add to the top of your list. Each lesson lasts between 10 and 15 minutes and features teacher Mark coaching his student Anna. We find that learning at the same time as somebody else makes your learning journey easy and effective. Not only does this podcast cover fundamental French, but it will also help you improve your oral comprehension and get a better understanding of modern and conversational French.

Who it’s for: The podcast is divided into four levels (called “seasons”): absolute beginner, intermediate, upper intermediate and advanced. Dialogues are crystal clear. Get those headphones on.

2) To keep up to date with the news: News in Slow French

If you want to get a better understanding of a language through current events but are afraid you won’t keep up with the newsreader’s natural speaking pace, News in Slow French is here to help you build up your vocabulary and speak with confidence in record time. Join Guillaume and Catherine in their 10-minute weekly podcasts during which they provide a quick run-down on what’s trending worldwide. A great added value to this podcast: each episode focuses on grammar rules and idiomatic expressions.

Who it’s for: If you’re a more advanced learner, just lay back and take in the dialogue. If you’re less comfortable with French, you can download the transcript from the website and follow along with the audio.

3) To learn about the French way of life: One Thing in a French Day

Three minutes and twenty-eight seconds. That’s the average length of Laetitia’s One Thing in a French Day podcasts (new episodes available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays) in which she shares a daily event of her Parisian life with her audience. Follow her while she visits her local boulangerie, takes a stroll in the 17th arrondissement or eats at her favorite local restaurants. If you find 3 minutes is too short, try going through her 1,642 archived episodes.

Who it’s for: One Thing in a French Day targets intermediate and advanced learners – the audio is 100% French without any translations. It might sound tricky at first, but Laetitia’s accent will help you significantly improve your understanding of the language.

4) To speak just like the French: Français Authentique

Tomber à pic, courir sur le haricot, se prendre la tête… No idea what any of this means, right? Fret no more. Created in 2012 by former engineer Johan Tekfak, Français Authentique is all about immersion. Each 10-minute audio recording will help you understand and use French idioms and colloquial expressions in a fun, laid back way. Not only is Johan a likeable host, but he also promises to jumpstart your French learning.

Who it’s for: Upper intermediate and advanced users will come to love this podcast – it’s easy to get hooked. It’s ideal for those who understand written French, but have trouble grasping conversational French spoken at a normal pace. We recommend you listen to these podcasts in a calm and relaxed environment.

5) To get a 360° knowledge of French: French Your Way and French Voices

Improve your vocabulary, boost your comprehension, learn idiomatic expressions, avoid common mistakes… it seems there is nothing you can’t learn with podcast host and French teacher Jessica and her weekly podcasts. Whilst French Your Way focuses more on grammar and spelling rules, French Voices gives native French speakers a chance to share their work, passion and lifestyle. They are ideal for listeners who want to hear authentic French spoken naturally at normal speed, without over articulating.

Who it’s for: We recommend these podcasts for learners at all levels – from beginners to more advanced students. The vocabulary list at the end of each audio is a great tool to help you learn and memorize new words, and the Q&A sessions at the end of each episode tests you on what you have just heard.

Bonus podcast: France Culture

Once you are more familiar with the French language, you might want to step away from the language training podcasts and shift into second gear. That’s where France Culture comes into the picture. Their podcasts are widely popular in France and offer several formats, from testimonies to debates, panels to one-to-one interviews… all fun stuff. Before tuning in, bear in mind that you don’t have to understand every single word you hear. You can let the podcast play in the background and continue your daily tasks. Sometimes, just exposing yourself to the language’s sound is enough. Spoiler alert: there are so many topics to choose from, chances are you might listen to them forever.

Want to spice up your French learning? Try our online French course Frantastique for free for 7 days.

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5 places you can’t miss in Montpellier – Learn French in France

The Comedie Square

It is the main square of Montpellier but also a must see in the city. There are a large number of bars, cafes and restaurants among many shops but especially the Opera Comédie an imposing building. In the center of the place de la Comédie you will find the fountain of the three graces, it is generally the meeting point of Montpellier’s inhabitants.

Our advice: stroll along the square to the Charles de Gaulles esplanade! There you will find the Tourist Office but also the Popular Pavilion, a free exhibition centre!

The Peyrou Park

The Peyrou Park is also one of the most famous places in Montpellier. It’s an old stone quarry that over time has been transformed into a royal park! The park is composed of several elements. In the center we find the statue of Louis XIV, at the bottom the water tower, a monument that was used to store water reserves to supply the city. The water arrived thanks to an aqueduct which is still visible.

Our advice: take a walk on Sunday for “Peyrou Sunday”! A weekly appointment where antique dealers and food trucks mix!

Saint Pierre’s Cathedral and the University of Medicine

Montpellier is a historic city with many monuments that retrace her history. The Saint Pierre Cathedral is the oldest building in Montpellier and it is known for its unique architecture! The building is located right next to the Faculty of Medicine, the oldest university in Europe still in operation. The Faculty of Medicine is known for its anatomy conservatory which has a collection of more than 4000 anatomical pieces.

Our advice: enter the faculty, the place is free of charge and the inner courtyard is impressive!

The plant garden

Montpellier’s plant garden was created in the 16th century and is a place that Montpellier’s inhabitants appreciate very much! What could be better than walking around surrounded by century-old trees! The place was originally used to study plants for pharmacy students. Today it is free and open to all!

Our advice: leave a message in the secret tree! A tree where everyone can leave a small message.

Saint Roch’s church

Saint Roch is a very important person for Montpellier. Many monuments bear his name, including the church of Saint Roch, the church is located in the district … Saint Roch! Right in the historic center of Montpellier it is known because in front of it there is a trompe l’oeil!

Our advice: It is a strategic meeting point to go to eat in a restaurant or have a drink!

Our bonus: The historical center

The historic centre of Montpellier is also called the “Ecusson” it is composed of several districts such as the “Ancien Courrier” or “Saint roch”! Known for its narrow streets and small hidden squares, the centre is the perfect place to stroll or sit on a terrace! Bars, restaurants and shops there is everything to charm visitors!

Our advice: look up and admire the street art!

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