Summer 2019

Les Fêtes: The Côte d’Azur’s Space Festival

July 19, 2019

France is known for its fêtes, which pay homage to everything from jazz to the simple chestnut, but one festival is simply out of this world.  Join French Lessons at the biennial Nuit Coupoles Ouverts, the Night of Open Domes, when the Riviera’s research telescopes welcome public eyes.

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Antibes’ Gilets Jaunes: Chaos, nuisance, or rien?

July 8, 2019

When French Lessons returned to France this summer, we didn’t know what to expect.  Could the gilets jaunes – the famous demonstrators-turned-vandals – block our taxi on the way to Bellevue?  Had the rebellion ripped the heart from our beloved Antibes?  The answer depends on who you ask.

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Antibes Again: How Friends Erased our “Ants”

June 29, 2019

When we creaked open Bellevue’s walnut door – officially launching French Lessons’ 2019 summer season – the house alarm worked.  So did the internet, the air-conditioning, and the lights.  What possibly could go wrong with this year’s homecoming to the sunny Côte d’Azur?

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