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Food and Drink

Monday, January 30, 2017

On 2 February the French celebrate La Chandeleur with a delicious crêpe and some odd traditions…

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French culture
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Being vegetarian in France hasn’t always been easy. But with an increase in vegetarian and vegan restaurants, things are gradually starting to change, says Mark Sampson

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Language

From understanding a weather report to knowing what the forecast will be, here is the essential vocabulary to talk about the weather in France

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Learning French
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

So bad they’re good? These are some of our favourite French chat-up lines which will make you both laugh and cringe! Just be careful who you try them out on...

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Celebrity Interviews

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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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Friday, January 13, 2017

Former Olympic ski jumper Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards talks about his time on the French ski slopes and his love of France

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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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History

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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Monday, March 14, 2016

Take a step back through French cultural and political history with a trip to one of these majestic castles.

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