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The chic resort of Saint-Tropez is backed by the inky-blue waters of the Mediterranean © Thinkstock

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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French news headlines © Iropa / Dreamstime

Names and capitals announced for France’s new regions, explore Loire Valley châteaux without leaving home and plastic bags banned in French shops – the French news headlines that caught our eye this week

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Great apps to help you learn French

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Language-learning apps © Tsiumpa / Fotolia

Language-learning apps are a great way to learn French whenever and wherever you can. These are our favourite ones to use

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Learning French

What is Bastille Day?

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Bastille Day in France © encrier / ThinkstockPhotos

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
© Just Provence

Learn these essential French property types to help with your househunting in France

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Learning French

Burgundy: food and wine

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Snails (escargots) are a speciality of Burgundy © Margouillat / Dreamstime

With coq au vin, escargots and boeuf bourguignon as its speciality dishes, the food in Burgundy is exceptional. Especially when accompanied by a glass of Burgundy wine!

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Burgundy

Recipe for tarte au citron

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
This tangy tarte au citron makes fresh summer dessert ©Thinkstock / margouillatphotos

What better way to round off a dinner party than with the classic French dessert tarte au citron? Make your own delicious lemon tart with this recipe

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French recipes
It wouldn't be France without bread...

Here’s a round-up of the bread stalwarts you’ll find in boulangeries across France

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10 must-see French films

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
French films you should watch

Improve your level of French with our selection of the best of modern French cinema

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Learning French

Recipe: salade niçoise

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Salade niçoise recipe

Can’t make it to Nice this summer? Console yourself by making this traditional dish from the French Riviera’s capital

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French recipes

French food delicacies you should try

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The French delicacy of snails © Landon Nordeman

Snails, frogs' legs and sea urchins... Be brave and try some French delicacies, you might be pleasantly surprised

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Alsace: regional food and drink

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Kouglof from Alsace © Yulia Vinogradov / ThinkstockPhoto

Germanic influences are easy to see in the local food and drink specialities of Alsace in eastern France which include kouglof, pain d’épices and white wine

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Alsace
Louis XIV of France © Georgios Kollidas / Thinkstockphotos

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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'Toast' was from the French verb 'toster' meaning 'to grill' all along! ©iStockphotos

Thought bacon, toast and cabbage were quintessentially British foods? Think again! We’ve uncovered 10 food-related English words that were originally French and you’ll never believe what they are…

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Learning French
'Tomber dans les pommes', which means to 'pass out' © Rita Strik / Living France

Sound like a true French speaker by throwing some of these funny French idioms into conversation

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Learning French
L'Escargot, London's oldest French restaurant ©Mike Abrahams

Need your fix of French food while in London? Head to one of these French restaurants in London to get a true taste of France

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