We’re back from France! We saw everything from the snowy mountaintops of the Alps to small cafés lining the streets of Paris.  If she could have, Sofia would have stopped in every café to try the sweet treats, like crêpes and profiteroles (cream puffs)!

Did you know the French language is spoken by over 275 million people around the world? Scroll down to learn some French phrases, see our photos and print fun activities!

Sam and Sofia


Quick Pick

Which French dessert would you prefer?

Fun Facts

The French government gives medals to parents or caregivers who have raised children in a responsible way.

Braille, a written language for blind people, was created by Frenchman Louis Braille in 1824.

The oldest bridge in Paris, France, is Pont Neuf, or "New Bridge."

Print and Play

Eiffel Tower Project

Click for steps to build your own Eiffel Tower out of spaghetti and marshmallows.

Fishy Fools

Click to see how to celebrate April Fools' like the French!

Flag Garland

Print to color the flag of France and make a garland.

Pen Pals

Suzette, our pen pal from Paris, France, answered our letter!

What do you love about Paris?

I like all the parks. There are hundreds of green spaces in Paris. I like riding my bike in the park, especially when my friends are there too.

What games do you like to play?

I like to play a game that’s like what you call “tag.” We call it chat (which means “cat”). The person who chases is the cat, and everyone else is a mouse.

What is your best memory in France?

Over the summer, I visited my grandparents who live in the south in a town called Aix-en-Provence. That is a very old town with lots of historic buildings. We took a drive to see lavender farms. The fields of lavender smelled so nice. Purple is my favorite color, so I took a lot of pictures!

Sometimes we visit Aix-en-Provence in December when there are Christmas markets and pretty decorations along Cours Mirabeau, the main shopping street.

Lavender field in Provence, France