Program 570: The French; Paris Nightlife
Release Date: 07-13-2019
The authors of "The Bonjour Effect" noticed that many problems foreigners encounter in France aren't due to not knowing the language, but rather not knowing how the French expect you to communicate with them. Now that their book has been translated into French, they tell us how their work has been received in France. And Rick shares tips for enjoying the Paris nightlife with two younger-generation tour guides, including his son, Andy!
- Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoit Nadeau, authors of "The Bonjour Effect" and "The Story of French" (St. Martin's Press)
- Tour guide Lola Altman
- Tour guide Andy Steves, author of "Andy Steves' Europe" (Avalon)
- Jean-Benoit Nadeau and Julie Barlow are the authors of "The Bonjour Effect," which has recently been translated into French.
- Julie and Jean-Benoit discuss the development of the French language in their earlier book "The Story of French." That, and their bestseller, "Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong" are available from their nadeaubarlow.com website.
- "Bonjour Paris" interviewed Jean-Benoit and Julie about The Bonjour Effect.
- Andy Steves' guidebook for budget travelers to the major cities of Europe is called "Andy Steves' Europe." Andy also operates a student tour company in Europe called Weekend Student Adventures.
- Rick recommends the biweekly magazine Pariscope for arts events listings in Paris, and Caveau de la Huchette for jazz in the city's Latin Quarter. Theatre in Paris has a bilingual website.
Wine, cheese, and baguette
Picnicking with my true love
Paris lights twinkle.
— Erika Brenen, St. Petersburg, Florida
With bikes and a tent
we camped in Bois du Boulogne.
Paris felt like home.
— Judy and John Collins, Coronado, California
Stick shift rental cars.
How to put it in reverse?
Shamed by a Peugeot.
— Owen Martikan, Fairfax, California