LOOFE, which stands for Light & Lively Observations on France Extraordinaire, is an annual magazine about life in France. Inside you’ll find short articles about different facettes of France and French society. You’ll find history, books, culture, people, language, photographs and nature explained helpfully with a touch of humor.
Think of it as a manual for life in L’Hexagone!
(L’Hexagone, incidentally, is one of France’s nicknames due to the nearly hexagonal shape of metropolitan France)
The third edition, which is out for 2020, contains articles called
- Small is Good: Les Petits Plaisirs [of France],
- Laughter in France
- Rosa Bonheur, Broad with a Brush
- Photo essay Paris is not the Eiffel Tower
- Food Focus on Pâté en croûte
- See Paris and Die
- The Senate
- and of course there is a Culture Quiz, a Speak Easy Puzzle and « In Every French Household »
- Plus classified ads and advertising of places you should know in Paris
Loofe also introduces the new Bill & Rosa’s Book Room at FUSAC. The book Room is a place to Read, wRite and Relax and Buy, Sell and Borrow books in English and French.
Loofe is free to pick up at many English speaking places in Paris such as the American Church or Cathedral, The Real McCoy, WH Smith, Breakfast in America, L’Habit Français, The Moose, Euro Center, L’Entente British Brasserie … or read it online.
The second edition, 2019, contains article about Camembert cheese labels, Ma Langue au Chat, Bonheur, The National Assembly, Culture Quiz, Do You Know, a Speak Easy, Hexagonal Geography, In Every French Household, the Revival of Industry Made in France, Perspectives on Life in France. Read it online
The first edition – it is still pertinent – you can find it here. It includes articles about the Symbols and Emblems of France, The Seine, The Larousse Dictionary, Favorite French words, Becoming French, Who Incarnates France, Culture Quiz, 15 Books to Help You Understand France, Perspectives on Life in France and more. Read it online
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