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5 ways to use the French word ‘citron’

The French word ‘un citron’ means ‘a lemon’ but did you know it can also be used as an informal word for ‘head’? Here are 5 ways to use the French word for ‘lemon’

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Travelling Through Wine Country – Burgundy

3D Wines explore the famous wine country of Burgundy. ADVERTISING FEATURE

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Recipe for cherry clafoutis © Snap and Stir

Recipe: Cherry clafoutis

Make full use of the first cherries of the season and try our recipe for cherry clafoutis

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French phrases related to the tax system © Fotolia

19 French words you need to know to understand the French tax system

Do you know how to say ‘a taxpayer’ or ‘marital status’ in French? Here are 19 French words and phrases you need to know to navigate the tax system in France

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Spring lamb stew © Snap and Stir

Recipe: French lamb stew

Enjoy a classic spring dish with this recipe for a French lamb stew – navarin printanier and find our how the dish got its name

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Setting up your water supply in France © fotolia

20 French words you need to know to set up utilities in France

Do you know how to say ‘meter reading’ or ‘peak hours’ in French? Here are 20 French words to help you set up your gas, electricity, water and telephone supplies in France

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Oeufs en cocotte a la creme recipe © Snap and Stir

Recipe: Oeufs en cocotte à la crème

Try the rich and creamy oeufs en cocotte à la crème at home and discover some variations on the dish you can expect in different areas of France

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Do you know your fraise from your pastèque?

Test your knowledge by pairing the English and French words for each fruit in this fun game of Pairs.

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10 of the best food & wine tours in France

Love the thought of touring French vineyards and spending days sampling delicious French food and wines? Then check out our favourite 10 food and drink holidays across France that include among others champagne trails, river cruises and cognac tasting breaks

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Banking in France © Dreamstime

18 French words you need to know to use the banking system in France

Do you know how to say ‘cash’ or ‘overdraft’ in French? Here are 18 words and phrases you need to know in order to be able to use the French banking system

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French food to take home: Goat’s cheese

In her monthly column, Food blogger and Paris resident Clotilde Dusoulier shows how to use the produce that we buy from French markets. This year it’s goat’s cheese in the limelight

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Fondant au chocolat © Snap and Stir

Recipe: Fondant au chocolat

Indulge your sweet tooth and impress your guests with our recipe for fondant au chocolat and find out how the dessert was invented

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Celebrate French cuisine with Gôut de France

This 19 March, a celebration of Gallic gastronomy will take the form of a multi-course meal served worldwide

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Test your French: animal names game

Test your knowledge by pairing the English and French words for each animal in this fun game of Pairs.

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21 French words you need to use to sound more sophisticated

Pretentious, moi? If you want to sound like a wordsmith par excellence, sprinkling your casual conversation with these Gallic words is certainly de rigueur

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Six classic French desserts © Snap and Stir

Classic French desserts you have to try in France – our top 6 picks

French cuisine is famous the world over, particularly for its sweets and pastries.

We share our favourite 6 treats from food writer Mary Cadogan, accompanied by easy-to-follow recipes

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