Celebrations

Celebrations
Bastille Day in Paris

Join in the Bastille Day Fun With These French Phrases

Vive la France! If you love street parties, July 14th is French National Day (fête nationale), commonly known as Bastille Day in English-speaking countries. It's the mother of all holidays here, so here's some vocabulary to help you get into the spirit!
thanksgiving pumpkin pie

The Joys of Baking a Thanksgiving Pie in France

One of the challenges of baking American goodies like Thanksgiving pie in France is finding the ingredients you're used to. Here are tips from a pro chef to help!

5 Fresh Ideas for Celebrating Mother’s Day in Paris

In Paris for Mother's Day weekend? Here are 5 original ideas to make the day special!
Thanksgiving in Paris

Satisfy Your Thanksgiving Turkey Cravings in Paris

Whether you're planning a feast at home or out on the town, INSPIRELLE gives you the scoop on where to celebrate an American-style Thanksgiving in Paris.
Saint Valentine's Day

A French Women’s Guide to Celebrating Saint Valentine’s Day

A French woman gives her advice on making the most of Saint Valentine's Day, a celebration of seduction, eroticism and elegance.
getting married in France

Paris Plunge: Hot Off the Press-Engaged and Planning a Wedding in France!

After just three months in France, I feel like my story is just getting started. There’s no way I want to limit myself to one country or the other – I want both! So my Frenchman and I are getting married in France. But I'm getting ahead of myself. As with all things French, there are a lot of hoops to jump through before you get to walk down that aisle.
Halloween Haunts

7 Spooky Haunts Where You Can Celebrate Halloween in Paris

Looking for a place to celebrate Halloween in and around Paris? INSPIRELLE spotlights 7 spooky haunts where you can show off your costume and get your thrills, no matter what your age!
Thanksgiving in Paris

An American Thanksgiving with a French Touch

For the past 30 years, my family has celebrated Thanksgiving in France, far away from the U.S. Our annual tradition is to invite another family, or sometimes a few couples to our home, and often our children each invite a friend to enjoy the “experience”.
Christmas Gifts

INSPIRELLE’s Holiday Gift Guide for Everyone on Your List

INSPIRELLE's got you covered during the gift-giving season in this holiday gift guide packed with creative ideas for everyone on your list!
bookshops

The Gift of Giving Books to Save Our Bookshops in Paris

An American expat and avid reader argues that books are an essential part of life and suggests how to support your local bookshop this holiday season.