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Food and Drink

French food has a reputation for being rich and hearty, and that’s why we love it. But these classic dishes will let you indulge in French cuisine without counting the calories. Bon appétit!

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French recipes
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Savoy-trained chef Guy Wolley shares his recipe for this classic seafood stew that’s perfect for a summertime dinner party

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French recipes

Language

Tue, 12:48

French is a very expressive language and there are just some words and phrases that there is no English equivalent for, these are some of our favourites

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Learning French
Tue, 11:40

From saying what it is you are looking for to asking for something in another colour, here is the essential French vocabulary for a successful shopping trip in France

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Learning French

Celebrity Interviews

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

One of the best-known faces and voices in British broadcasting, Angela Rippon reveals why she loves having a holiday home on the French Riviera and the other celebrities who live nearby

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Provence-Alpes-Cote d Azur
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

British chef James Martin reveals his favourite French recipes and how he ended up driving round France in a 2CV for his latest TV show

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Restaurants

Monday, November 21, 2016

Veggies, rejoice! Paris has plenty of exciting vegetarian restaurants serving delicious and healthy veggie dishes. Caroline Harrap chooses some of her favourite

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Paris
Monday, July 18, 2016

The chic resort of Saint-Tropez is a food lover’s paradise with restaurants for all budgets. Here is our pick of places to eat

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Provence-Alpes-Cote d Azur

History

Friday, April 7, 2017

As Paris marks 100 years since Rodin’s death, we look back at an artist who rebelled against idealised forms of art and instead introduced innovative methods that inspired the modern era

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Monday, March 6, 2017

To celebrate International Women’s Day we’ve chosen 10 famous French women who have left their mark on history. How many have you heard of and who else would you add to the list?

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Dior, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent... learn about the famous French fashion designers who have established the reputation of French fashion around the world

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Paris
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

With superstitions involving baguettes, pancakes, knives and cats, the French have plenty of bizarre superstitions to make you laugh! These are 18 of our favourites

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French culture
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Created by Georges Remi (Hergé), Tintin is one of the French speaking world’s best-loved comic-strip characters. Find out everything you have ever wanted to know about this extraordinary cartoon character and where to find him in France

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Traditional French Christmas celebrations include letters from Santa, feasts on Christmas Eve and presents at the beginning of December!

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Christmas in France
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

It’s official! France has chosen the new names and capitals for its new 13 regions. Find out the history behind the names and how popular they have been with residents

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Friday, September 30, 2016

An exhibition on Oscar Wilde in Paris’s Petit Palais has reignited a new surge of interest in the flamboyant Irish writer. Sophie Gardner-Roberts looks at what influence France had on the writer and his works

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Le Corbusier was an architect who divided opinion. But his influence as a pioneer of modern architecture was undeniable and 17 of his works are now named as UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Anyone who has been in France on 14 July will know that Bastille Day or the Fête Nationale is a big deal in France, but what is it and where do you celebrate it?

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Events in France
Friday, May 20, 2016

Louis XIV, the ‘Sun King’, was king of France during a time of prosperity and left a legacy of art and architecture, including the iconic Palace of Versailles

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