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Tuesday 2 September 2014

David Beckham ‘taking French lessons’

David Beckham

David Beckham has apparently signed up to weekly French classes in a bid to brush up on the language before his five-month stay in Paris.

At a press conference held in the French capital last month, the British hunk revealed he had joined the Ligue 1 team in a “unique” five-month deal. He also announced his salary - rumoured to be £150,000-a-week - will be donated to charity.

David is reportedly preparing himself for life in the European city.

"David's French is awful, so he's signed up to weekly classes," an insider told British magazine Grazia.

As he was unveiled to the public at the press conference in January, David joked that his French was poor and he would need to “brush up”.

"I haven't spoken French for quite a few years, since I was at school so that is definitely a few years," he said.

When asked to say something in French, he smiled and said, “Bonjour”.

The source also revealed that the chic city is looking forward to welcoming David's wife Victoria and their four children, Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and baby daughter Harper when they visit.

"The local area is perfect; there are lots of lovely shops nearby, such as Hermes and Colette, plus boat rides along the Seine for the children," the source added. "For dining out, La Maison Du Caviar is uber-cool and loved by Karl Lagerfeld."

David is believed to be staying at the exclusive Royale Suite at Le Bristol Hotel in the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore for the five-month duration.

A source says the suite can cost around £13,500 a night, however Paris Saint-Germain "will foot the bill."

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