July 26th, 2020 by divider

Reacting to your assumptions about French People, French Stereotypes and French culture! There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about France which is why I asked for your ASSUMPTIONS about French people and French culture! I respond to your French stereotypes, questions about what are French people like, French Mindset, French behaviour and tackle some of the major topics making up that French reputation!


INCOME TAX FRANCE – THE FRENCH PAYSLIP | French Tax Rates and Social Charges: https://youtu.be/2hqGwXGBeD4

Do French People Speak English? Why the level of English in France is lower than other EU countries: https://youtu.be/amaiJgvPKrg

DO FRENCH PEOPLE CHEAT MORE? Infidelity, Mistresses & Adultery in France: https://youtu.be/EWqWjHFdsNY


YOUR OPINIONS ABOUT FRENCH PEOPLE (I react to your assumptions about French People): https://youtu.be/WPTUmW_MjWQ

French Stereotypes: Your ASSUMPTIONS about French People, Culture and Attitude: https://youtu.be/uhLEZKZTgeA

Disclaimer that there is no stereotypical Frenchman or typical French person…I’m just talking about the French people characteristics that I observed during my time there (in Paris).

If you enjoy learning about French Culture, Lesser Known French Stereotypes, France Culture Shocks and more, I highly recommend you check out my latest video on the topic:

10 SURPRISES ABOUT LIFE IN FRANCE (Funny Things You Notice in France): https://youtu.be/UacZxKd6ecA


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April 28th, 2020 by divider

This video is Part 2 of my behind-the-scenes at a French bakery series. We’re making croissants from start to finish and it’s quite a process that is much harder than it looks. We’ll also learn the difference between viennoiseries and pâtisseries. More from the bakery coming soon!

WATCH PART 1 HERE: https://youtu.be/5GBo6NEiIFE
WATCH PART 3 HERE: https://youtu.be/dj8edwmcgDw

Thanks to Mr. Travers and team at Maison Travers in Cholet, France!

Thank you to the entire Maison Travers team for being so welcoming and letting me film. I have the utmost respect and admiration for what bakers and pastry chefs do. Beyond the fact that they start work in the middle of the night and that it’s physically demanding, what you don’t see in the video is how hot the kitchen gets because of the ovens. You also don’t see how good it smells all day long.

Please note that the translations are intended to get across the meaning as thoroughly as possible, but to maximize space, it’s not a word-for-word translation in all instances and I’ve eliminated filler, repetition, etc.

Photo credit for croissant in thumbnail:
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March 16th, 2016 by divider

Earlier this summer we spent a whole 10 days in Paris and we decided we wanted to highlight some of the best attractions and activities around the city. Over the course of our visit we came up with 50 things to do in Paris, but of course, there are plenty more things you could experience here. We hope this guide will you plan your trip to Paris, and let us know if there’s anything else you would add to this list. Now let’s get started!

50 Things to do in Paris, France Top Attractions Travel Guide:

1) Eiffel Tower – La tour Eiffel
2) Champ de Mars
3) Crêpe – Eat a crepe
4) Notre-Dame Cathedral (Notre-Dame de Paris)
5) Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile (Arch of Triumph of the Star)
6) Avenue des Champs-Élysées
7) Have a Parisian picnic in the park
8) Bois de Boulogne
9) Rent a rowboat
10) Macaron – macaroon
11) Market Versailles
12) Marie Antoinette’s Hamet – The Queen’s Hamlet
13) Palace of Versailles – Château de Versailles
14) Dance along the Seine at night
15) Love lock bridges
16) City views from the dome of Sacré-Cœur
17) Basilique du Sacré-Cœur – Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris
18) Croque-monsieur – grilled ham and cheese sandwich
19) Éclair – pastry filled with cream and topped with icing
20) Panthéon – Pantheon
21) Cimetière du Père-Lachaise – Père Lachaise Cemetery
22) Jardin des Tuileries – Tuileries Garden
23) Musée du Louvre – Louvre Museum
24) Bateaux Mouches – boat ride down the Seine river
25) Vélib’ bike ride
26) Segway Tour
27) Jardin des Plantes – Botanical Garden
28) Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle – National Museum of Natural History
29) Centre Georges Pompidou
30) Le Marais – The Marsh historic district
31) Bastille Day – La Fête nationale – Le quatorze juillet
32) Jardin du Luxembourg – Luxembourg Garden
33) Palais du Luxembourg – Luxembourg Palace
34) Les Invalides – L’Hôtel national des Invalides
35) Grand Palais ‘Great Palace’ – Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées
36) Petit Palais – Small Palace
37) Citroën 2CV – deux chevaux
38) Sainte-Chapelle – Holy Chapel
39) Trocadéro
40) Parc de Princes – Paris Saint-Germain F.C.
41) Moulin Rouge
42) Cimetière de Montmartre – Montmartre Cemetery
43) Moulin de la Galette
44) Le Consulat Restaurant
45) Musée de Montmartre – Montmartre Museum
46) Mille-feuille French pastry – ‘a thousand leaves’
47) Tarte au Citron – Lemon tart
48) Galeries Lafayette – French Department Store
49) L’église de la Madeleine – Madeleine Roman Catholic Church
50) Métro de Paris – Paris Metro

We’re confident our travel video guide covered some of the top attractions in Paris along with some suggestions that wouldn’t necessarily be found in a tourism guide book including information on festivals, arts, entertainment and dining along with French cuisine. Most of the French foods we sampled would be found at any kind of local French bakery (pâtisserie).

50 Things to do in Paris, France | Top Attractions Travel Guide Travel Video Transcript:

Hello, and welcome to Paris. This week we are exploring the city of love, city of lights and city of art. This video will be showing you the top 50 things to do while you visit Paris.

So we’re wrapping things up here. What would be your one tip for visiting Paris? Well, I have recently spent a whole ten days here in summer. I would say that if you really want to visit the art galleries, the museums and all of the main attractions you should probably avoid summer and like either come in the spring or the fall or even winter. Because the lines are insane and sometimes you have to wait like an hour and a half or two hours just to go inside a museum or go inside a church. And you just kill a lot of time. So that is my one tip. Try and avoid summer when the crowds are just everywhere and it is also a bit too hot in my opinion. But that is just me.

So how about you? What are your final thoughts on Paris? So my finals thoughts is obviously Paris is one of the top cities in the world in terms of attractions. But it is like any other big gritty city. And you have to come with realistic expectations. There is going to be garbage, there is going to be lines, there is going to be some areas that are a bit of an eyesore. But there is also a lot of beauty and there is also a lot to do here. So I highly you recommend coming but just don’t have Paris on such a high pedestal that you’re going to be disappointed.

And that concludes our guide of the top 50 things to do and see in Paris. We hope you enjoyed watching, and let us know if there are other places you would add to this list.

This is part of our Travel in France series. We’re making a series of videos showcasing French culture, French arts, French foods, French religion, French cuisine and French people.

Proudly presented by: http://nomadicsamuel.com & http://thatbackpacker.com

All photos and video taken by Samuel Jeffery (Nomadic Samuel) and Audrey Bergner (That Backpacker).

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