Everything you need to know to enable you to eat well and do your shopping in France. - Discover the polite way to cut French cheeses - Learn why Marseille is associated with soap. - Understand the difference between a Parisian brasserie and a bouchon in Lyon. - Learn key vocabulary for talking about wine. - Prepare yourself for shopping in French markets with key information. - Know what to expect when you go into traditional French food shops. Kolibri Languages' Practical Guides are written especially for Francophiles who want to understand the French way of life in depth and speak French with confidence. The Practical Guides are based on creative and effective teaching methods that highlight the need for cultural insights when learning a language. Understanding what is going on, knowing what people will say, being able to react and respond appropriately are the recipe for successful conversations and interactions with French people. Dealing with key topics including travel and daily life, Kolibri Languages' Practical Guides will help deepen your understanding of French culture as you progress in the French language. Whether you are a frequent visitor or traveling to France for the first time, whether you have little or very rusty French, or more confidence, these guides will help you make the most of your trips to France and will enable you to get to know French people. Organized for easy reference and attractively illustrated, these practical guides offer a unique combination of insider knowledge and structured language help. Cultural tips, historical anecdotes, useful words and expressions, amusing idioms, quizzes and key information will help you understand the French way of life. The enclosed audio CD will help you with pronunciation and intonation so you will feel confident when talking with French people. If you love France, you'll enjoy finding out more about its culture, language and way of life. Whether you are a frequent visitor or traveling to France for the first time, whether you have little or very rusty French, or more confidence, these engaging books will help you prepare your trip and will be a unique souvenir when you return home.