France: Language & People                                      

French                     français

English                    anglais

Hello                       bonjour

Hi                           salut

Goodbye                 au revoir

Good evening          bonsoir

Thank you               merci

Please                     s’il-vous-plaît

Excuse me               pardon


Monday                  lundi

Tuesday                 mardi

Wednesday             mercredi

Thursday                jeudi

Friday                    vendredi

Saturday                samedi

Sunday                  dimanche


One                       un

Two                       deux

Three                     trois

Four                      quatre

Five                       cinq

Six                         six

Seven                     sept

Eight                      huit

Nine                       neuf

Ten                        dix



  • Fashion has been an important industry and cultural export of France since the seventeenth century, and modern haute couture originated in Paris in the 1860s.


  • Historically, many of the world's top designers and fashion houses have been French, including Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, Chloé, Hermès, Guy Laroche, Yves Saint Laurent and shoe designer Christian Louboutin. The Paris fashion houses also attract many foreign designers.


  • Today, Paris, along with Tokyo, London, Milan, and New York City, is considered one of the world's fashion capitals, and the city is home or headquarters to many of the premier fashion houses.


  • The birthplace of French perfume is in the Provence region of Occitane (Ox-see-tan). The region offers an abundance of herbs, lavender and many other wild flowers that grow on the rocky landscape, plus it boasts hundreds of years of experience in distilling mixtures and creating scents.

Famous Artists

Edouard Manet

Claude Monet

Auguste Renoir

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Henri Rousseau