French Culture

Cursing Abroad: French Insults To Round Out Your Studies

Cursing Abroad: French Insults To Round Out Your Studies

French people love the F-word as much as English speakers do. Here’s what else they love.
7 Instagram Accounts To Follow If You’re Learning French

7 Instagram Accounts To Follow If You’re Learning French

Are you a Francophile? Or maybe you’re more interested in what’s going on in French-Canada? We have an Instagram account for you!
Introducing Catherine Cusset’s ‘Life Of David Hockney’

Introducing Catherine Cusset’s ‘Life Of David Hockney’

This month, we’re reading a novelistic biography of a famed artist that is equal parts joyous and tragic.
What Is Bastille Day, And Why Do The French Celebrate It?

What Is Bastille Day, And Why Do The French Celebrate It?

Celebrating revolution with fireworks, parades and parties? You might think you’re in the United States if you’re not paying attention…
Quiz: Which Country Best Matches Your Flirting Style?

Quiz: Which Country Best Matches Your Flirting Style?

Whether you’re forward with love interests or prefer to admire from a distance, there’s a country that matches your style. Try our flirting quiz to find out where you’d thrive!
The Multilingual History Of New Orleans

The Multilingual History Of New Orleans

The history of New Orleans is of a constantly shifting cultural landscape. Even focusing on just languages, we found a story filled with fascinating events.
How To Live Like A Parisian, No Matter What Neighborhood You’re In

How To Live Like A Parisian, No Matter What Neighborhood You’re In

How do you experience Paris like a local whether you’re there for a week or relocating for good? A former Parisian spills her secrets.
How To Cheek Kiss In Different Parts Of The World

How To Cheek Kiss In Different Parts Of The World

If you’ve ever fumbled through an awkward greeting, here’s the international guide to cheek kissing etiquette you never had.
Top French-Speaking Countries To Visit That Aren’t France

Top French-Speaking Countries To Visit That Aren’t France

So you want to immerse yourself in the French language? Great news: you’ve got plenty of options.
How To Host The Perfect French Dinner Party

How To Host The Perfect French Dinner Party

We provide the recipes and the language, you provide the style. Bon appétit !
How To Date A Parisian

How To Date A Parisian

Paris may be called the City of Love, but its dating culture can be intimidating for outsiders to break into. Here at Babbel, we sat down with some of our very own Parisian colleagues for their best tips and tricks on dating in Paris. Keep reading to discover their Do’s and Don’ts.
Are These 10 ‘French’ Things Actually French?

Are These 10 ‘French’ Things Actually French?

French fries, French horns, French kissing. We have a lot of French things in the United States, but where do they actually come from?
How To Talk About Mental Health In 6 Different Languages

How To Talk About Mental Health In 6 Different Languages

‘Self-care’ has become a major buzzword in the U.S. amid a burgeoning movement to destigmatize mental illness. Do other cultures discuss mental health as openly?
5 Podcasts For French Learners Of Every Skill Level

5 Podcasts For French Learners Of Every Skill Level

Whether you want some quick grammar lessons or to catch up on the news in French, podcasts are a great way to practice on the go.