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French Language classes in Montreuil

If you’re struggling to learn French , or just want to improve your conversational ability, don’t do it all on your own!

Hannah France’s French classes in Montreuil will quickly get you up to speed – without too much focus on grammar and writing – and you’ll meet and learn with others just like you!

Hannah says these mixed ability classes are all about speaking and communicating, “having a go” and gaining the confidence to get your message across.

Classes are held every Monday morning from 9.30 – 11am, at 119 rue Pierre Ledent, Montreuil.  More details on Hannah’s website www.hannahfrance.com or from Hannah at 03 21 06 44 43

  • Cinema Montreuil – another must-see film!

    Another brand new English language film that will be shown this week at Cinema Montreuil.

    Jude Law and Forest Whitaker in "Repo Men"

    This one looks gory, violent, dark, scary and exactly the sort of thing I would queue for hours and pay £15 to see in the West End.

    Wouldn’t you much rather watch it in the comfort of what amounts to virtually a private cinema in Montreuil?  The ticket prices are about the same as they were in the West End when “Ben Hur” was the latest attraction.

    Unfortunately we’ve been unable to show the trailer on this page, but you can see it by clicking on the link below. Continue reading “Cinema Montreuil – another must-see film!” »

    Cinema Montreuil: Last chance to see…..

    Wild Target (Petits meurtres à l’anglaise) is a very funny film in English (with French subtitles) showing at the Cinema Montreuil (the Theatre near General Haig’s statue).

    Starring: Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, Rupert Everett, Rupert Grint, Martin Freeman

    Showing Saturday August 14 and Sunday August 15 at 20h30

  • Bill Nighy is Victor Maynard, a middle-aged, solitary assassin, who lives to please his formidable mother, Louisa (Eileen Atkins), despite his own peerless reputation for lethal efficiency. His professional routine is interrupted when he finds himself drawn to one of his intended victims, Rose (Emily Blunt). He spares her life, unexpectedly acquiring a young apprentice in the process, Tony (Rupert Grint). Believing Victor to be a private detective, his two new companions tag along, while he attempts to thwart the murderous attentions of his unhappy client (Rupert Everett).
  • Don’t miss this! And take your French friends – they think this sort of thing is “very British”
  • A cinema treat for Frogsiders and french friends

    Frogsiders Sue Sharp and Donna Kerridge have a French friend who does the PR for the cinema in Montreuil… “and for several months we have been gently nagging for an English film…or at least one with English subtitles”.

    And they have delivered with a screening of a gritty British film called ‘The Disappearance of Alice Creed’ – you can watch the trailer here.

    It will be playing in Montreuil this Saturday 24th at 5.30 pm, Sunday 25th at 8.30pm, and Tuesday 27th at 8.30pm. It will be played with English audio and French subtitles, so bring your French friends too.

  • Free Classified Advertising in Frogsiders!

    Do you have something to sell or something to announce to English speaking residents and homeowners in Northern France?

    From today all advertising in Frogsiders Classified section is absolutely FREE OF CHARGE!!

    Anyone can place an announcement or advert.  To place your announcement or advertisement, click on the “Classified Ads” tag at the top of any Frogsiders page and just follow the easy instructions.

  • Last chance to see….

    There’s still time to catch the exhibition of paintings by three highly accomplished British artists at 119, Rue Pierre Ledent, Montreuil.  The “Trois Visions” show is on until Friday, June 18

    One of the James Buchanan Johnston paintings in the show

    The exhibition, which includes paintings of many local Pas De Calais scenes, has been a topic of much discussion and praise on social network sites and has also received enthusiastic reviews in the press, including this one from the Journal de Montreuil.

  • Local Artists exhibit at Montreuil

    You are invited to an exclusive preview of the “Trois Visions” exhibition, featuring the work of 3 locally based British artists.

    Friday June 11 from 18h00 to 19h30

    119 rue Pierre Ledent,Montreuil-sur-Mer

    The exhibition is open from the June 12 to June 18, 2010 between 15h00 and 18h00 each day, or by appointment: 03 21 05 73 55


    3visions 1

    3visions 2


    by Ian Blackshaw

    cronquelet1This is a country inn, near Saint-Josse, with good honest country cooking using fine locally sourced ingredients – the mark of fine French cuisine bourgeoise! It has been described as ‘a home from home’ and you will certainly receive a very warm welcome from the chef-patron, Jean-Pierre, a well-travelled bon viveur!

    You will eat in a rustic dining-room, adorned with an eclectic assortment of antiques and good taste bric a brac and be served by the faithful Philippe-Konan, from the Ivory Coast.

    A large earthen-wear pot of homemade country pate will appear on your table with freshly-baked crusty French bread and gherkins and you will be encouraged to eat as much as you can – it comes gratis as part of the welcome! We often have this as our starter, but, in fact, there some nine starters to choose from! There are eleven main courses and a fine desserts trolley, the latter comprising some half-a-dozen delights to choose from, including a tasty rice pudding! And, if you are still hungry at the end of the meal, you can choose a little of each and make up your own ‘assiette gourmande’!

    The food is complemented by a small and selective but good wine list and the prices are reasonable.

    The signature dish of the house is magret de canard – one of my favourite French dishes, and, being close to the coast (la cote d’opale), there is also fresh fish on the menu.

    cronquelet2For a two course menu with a good bottle of wine, expect to pay about €75 for two persons.

    If you are planning to go there at the weekend, you will need to reserve a table, as the restaurant is very popular, especially for Sunday lunch!

    There is also a separate dining-room, the site of the old communal forge, and known as ‘l’ancienne forge’, which can accommodate up to 50 people for special lunches, dinners or receptions.

    The restaurant is closed on Tuesdays.

    Contact details:

    L’Auberge du Cronquelet

    3, rue de Montreuil
    62170 SAINT AUBIN

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