Author Archives: Patricia Gilbert

About Patricia Gilbert

Patricia Gilbert is a French teacher. She's Canadian, lives in the United States, but dreams of living in France. Follow her on Instagram @Onequalitythefinest and on Twitter @1qualthefinest.

Des castors, des hirondelles et des grisettes

I have long loved the covered passages of Paris, those boutique-lined, glass-roofed vestiges of another era of shopping. Years ago, I saw a photo exhibit about them at Les Antiquaires du Louvre (now such a sad, abandoned shell) and bought … Continue reading

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Le Chalet

I love a good mystery and I’m always looking for good resources to keep my French up to snuff, so I happily added Le Chalet , which originally aired on French TV, to my Netflix queue. It did not disappoint. The … Continue reading

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Que faire à Martha’s Vineyard

I’ve wanted to check out Martha’s Vineyard since we moved to Massachusetts five years ago, but it just didn’t happen. During the school year, I often have to work on Saturdays and in the summer, I’m in France. In addition, … Continue reading

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Ma Maison de campagne française

For years, I had a subscription to an app that allowed me acces to hundreds of magazines. I had about half a dozen favorites that I could download and read offline, which was great for car trips. Then the app … Continue reading

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Les Parisiennes

I just finished an excellent book, Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved, and Died in the 1940s, by Anne Sebba. I think was the best book that I have read so far this year. Sebba makes it clear … Continue reading

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La Forêt

If you like police thrillers, you should check out La Forêt (The Forest) on Netflix. The clip in the link is only in French, but there are several subtitle options available. The storyline is about a teenage girl, and then two … Continue reading

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Les Nabis

I enjoy the interior scenes of French painter Pierre Bonnard. He was born on October 3, 1867 in Fontenay-aux-Roses, a suburb of Paris. Bonnard settled in Paris in 1888, where he studied at the Académie Julien and the École des … Continue reading

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