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Food and Drink

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Looking for some cocktail ingredients to jazz up that summer barbecue and impress your guests? Learn all about the origins of three unusual French alcoholic drinks

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Normandy
Friday, April 20, 2018

Indulge your sweet tooth with our little guide to some of France’s traditional sweets

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Language

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The stereotype says that the French are rude and unwelcoming. But many Brits are finding a happy home and community in France. Here are three French culture myths investigated:

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Learn French and explore south-west France with Maison de Textile

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Celebrity Interviews

Friday, November 24, 2017

Director and actress Fiona Gordon takes us behind the scenes of her latest comedy film Lost in Paris which is released in UK cinemas on 24 November

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Restaurants

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

You don’t need to break the bank to eat at a French Michelin-starred restaurant, as these 11 restaurants prove

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

You’ve heard the term and probably have already eaten in a French bistro, but what makes a bistro in France so special?

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French culture

History

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Born out of revolution, the French national flag is the ultimate symbol of liberté, egalité and fraternité

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French culture
Friday, June 29, 2018

From June to August sun-drenched fields of lavender are a feature of Provence. Find out how lavender was first introduced to the region and became such an important part of the landscape

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Provence-Alpes-Cote d Azur
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

French singer and songwriter Serge Gainsbourg revelled in his ability to shock people with his lyrics and lifestyle and arguably affected French popular culture more than any other artist of the 20th century

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Known in France as la marinière, the Breton striped top is a wardrobe staple favoured by everyone from Coco Chanel to Pablo Picasso. Find out how the Breton shirt went from being a sailor’s uniform to a cult classic

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Famous as the author of Gigi, French writer Colette attracted much controversy during her long life

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Friday, January 12, 2018

More than 600 years after France’s greatest heroine was born, Peter Stewart traces Joan of Arc’s quest to become the saviour of France

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Thinking of spending the festive period in France? Louise Sayers explains 5 key French Christmas and seasonal traditions that you need to know about if you are to celebrate Noël like a local

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Christmas in France
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Originally designed to carry two peasants, 100lb of potatoes and as cask of wine, the Citroën 2CV is now an icon and undoubtedly France’s most famous car

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Think you can recognise lots of French famous faces? Take our quiz to find out how much you really know about the country’s icons

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