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Our Tips For A Very French Summer


Summer is the perfect season to follow the French news


The Cannes Film Festival was delayed from May to July because of the health crisis: in 2021, the festival takes place in the summer instead of the spring. You can read some reviews in French or in English of the newest films by the most acclaimed international filmmakers (Jacques Audiard, Wes Anderson), unless you prefer to watch the videos of the stars walking the red carpet, on the Canal + website. Spike Lee, head of the Jury this year, will most likely deliver a powerful closing speech on Sunday.



Moreover, the Tour de France ends this week. This month-long bike race is one of the most important European sports events, always rich in emotions. Additionally, the Tour is a singular occasion to discover sumptuous locations.


Enjoy some of the best French events in New York


There's a lot to choose from right now! Head to CenterStage in Central Park for the big Bastille Day event organized by the French Consulate. On the program, a concert and a free screening of the hilarious comedy My Donkey, My Lover and I.


If you prefer improving your pétanque skills, Industry City Brooklyn is the place for you. If you've never played it before, this is your chance to try this typical sport from the south of France. Usually, you play with a glass of pastis in your hand!


Taste the French food


Le Gamin, LouLou, French Louie, Mominette... New York knows no shortage of places to eat delicious French food while drinking red wine with your friends. Even without leaving Brooklyn, you'll be spoiled for choice.


Alternatively, check out some great do-it-yourself French dishes, like on the Instagram account @copains.comme.chouquettes, which has some scrumptious recipes to try.



Refresh your knowledge of French classics


Most platforms have an appealing selection of French films, from well-known titles to new releases. If you're looking to discover films that differ from the American standards while hearing French (and also to get excited about talented actors and actresses), check out the selections on your favorite streaming sites. To learn more, you can check out these articles on our movie picks available with English subtitles.