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.

Que faire à Aix-en-Provence

I greatly enjoyed my time in Aix. There just seemed to be a gentle feeling in the streets lined with golden-hued buildings. Here are some suggestions of places that you might enjoy. 1. Les Fontaines – Aix is famous for having … Continue reading

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Où manger à Aix-en-Provence

When I was researching what to see and do in Aix-en-Provence, I didn’t see good restaurant recommendations. There were lots of casual dining suggestions and plenty of ideas for pastries, but nothing for dinner. Luckily, on our first evening in … Continue reading

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Une petite bibliothèque gratuite

Whenever I see a Little Free Library, I can’t resist the urge to browse. I may take a book from one, and leave on in another, but the point is to keep books circulating and being enjoyed, not just sitting … Continue reading

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Nicolas Poussin

French painter Nicolas Poussin was born on June 15, 1594 in Normandy, making him 425 years old later this week. He is identified with the Classical period, that is, representations of stories from mythology or the Bible that comprise the … Continue reading

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Un peu de chaos

I love a good period drama, all those gorgeous costumes and lavish sets! And they’re even better if they take place in France. I just finished A Little Chaos on Netflix, starring Kate Winslet as a fictitious garden designer, Sabine … Continue reading

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Frère Luc

Painter Frère Luc was born Claude François in Amiens, France in May 1614. There is no record of the exact day, so we’ll just wish him a happy 403rd birthday today. Before he became a monk, he trained under Simon … Continue reading

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Mademoiselle de Joncquières

  I saw a very good French film on Netflix this week. The English title is Lady J, but the French title is the much more difficult to say Mademoiselle de Joncquières.  This 2018 film was based on an 18th … Continue reading

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