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Les grandes vacances

Géraldine Lepère, Jun 12

It’ll be summer soon and summer in France means… les grandes vacances !

In French, “les grandes vacances” refers to the two months of summer holidays which children have.

Géraldine teaches us lots of useful words and phrases about going on holiday. Whether it’s hanging around doing nothing, renting a gîte, going camping, or sunning yourself on the beach.

Learn how to explain your plans like a French person.

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