Are you dreaming about what it would be like living in France? Are you wondering what the french lifestyle would look like? Do you want to hear how others made the move and how they experience living in France? Do you want to get an insight into the life expats in France have? Do you want to learn more about the french lifestyle and work on incorporating that into your life, no matter where you live? Either way you’ve come to the right place!

Parisian roof tops and the french flag

LikeTheFrench is all about inspiring you to take your leap into the french lifestyle (and no, it doesn’t mean you have to move to France).  You are curious to know what life looks like in Paris, Provence, Bretagne or in another favorite part of France. You want to know how expats ”made it” and what it’s really like to live there. You want to know more about the culture, including the wine and food culture.

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Hi, I’m Eva and I’m the founder and host of LikeTheFrench. I’ve been interested in France and the french lifestyle since I was a kid, and I think it all started with the language. I don’t know why, but I’ve always been drawn to it for some reason. I started taking french classes in high school and I remember sitting hunched over my desk in the evenings doing my homework. Scribbling down the vocabularies and conjugations over and over trying to imprint them into memory. And I loved every minute of it!

Eva, the host of Like The French, with one of her favorite dishes looking goofy

When I was 19 I moved to Paris to work as an au-pair. I still remember that very first evening with the family. The mom fetched me at the airport and we headed home to the house where the family was waiting with a late dinner. We sat around the dinner table in the cozy mezzanine eating the light dinner and tried to have a conversation – in french of course.

I could tell they were speaking a lot slower than normal but holy moses, I didn’t understand a single word! If I could hear a ”mais” (but) or some other small words that was about it. Thankfully the mom was quite good at english so the first few days, before I got acclimatized to the language, we could at least communicate in english. Phew!

After 1.5 years, and being fluent in french, I moved back home to Sweden but I’ve been back to France several times since then. And soon I’ll be back again, my boyfriend and I are planning on taking a semester in Provence to study French. I can’t wait!


I’d love to hear from you! Do you have any questions you’d like answered? Do you have someone that you’d love for me to interview? Do you just want to say hi? Either way I’d be happy to hear from you! Just shoot me an email at eva / at / likethefrench / dot / com or tweet me @likethefrench. You can also find me on Instagram as @likethefrench. I’m looking forward to talking with you!

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