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No. 317: Relax, Max!

Are you ready, Freddy?

Tomorrow is the (unofficial) start to the French summer vacances…meaning if you hang around Paris for another week or so, everything will be closed down. (Well, not everything, but a lot of things.) The French are extremely good at holiday-making and turning off their phones and professional life for the last weeks of July and all of August. Many will head to their vacation homes, some to Corsica and the overseas departments, like Martinique. A lot will head down South.

We will be joining that madness in the late morning. Fingers, toes, and eyes crossed that the circulation will be circulating. I am looking forward to a break from my sweet, but overworked Korean students, and my final obligations to my daughters’ alma mater.

It is time to chill, Will. Or as the French say, “Tranquille, Emile” or how about “à l’aise, Blaise”. Let’s be cool, Raoul!

1-2-3, c’est parti!

For more great French sayings with names, take a look at the always lovely Geraldine from Comme une Française.


10 Comments Post a comment
  1. Love those expressions ! Bonnes vacances !

    July 25, 2014
  2. We used to travel that weekend on the way down to the Ardeche, left UK on the Friday afternoon and HAD to be south of Lyon before 09.00 Saturday morning. Worth it though. Bonne’s vacances!

    July 25, 2014
    • Traffic was crazy on parts of the drive, but it’s been worth it. I do love this country…so much geographical diversity.

      July 30, 2014
  3. ROL #

    C’est tellement vrai !!! j’adore ….

    July 25, 2014
  4. J’aime bien “On y va, ma poule”!

    July 25, 2014
  5. Merci pour le partage ! 🙂 Super blog.

    July 17, 2015

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