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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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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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French news headlines © Iropa / Dreamstime

French trains decorated to look like Versailles, classic Cannes films being shown on planes and further strikes in France – the French news headlines that caught our eye this week

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10 must-see French films

Tuesday, May 17, 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 for tarte au citron

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
This tangy tarte au citron makes fresh summer dessert ©Thinkstock; margouillatphotos

Round off dinner parties in style with a slice of this zesty lemon tart

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French recipes
'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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Funnyman Ian Moore still isn't sure on how best to greet someone in France

The Englishman in France on why the French greeting is so awkward...

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Ian Moore

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Thursday, April 7, 2016
Learn French with a daily email © Frantastique

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L’Abeille at the Shangri-La hotel

Whether you’re treating a partner to an extravagant dinner, or you’re wanting to celebrate a special occasion with some of France’s finest cuisine, here are six of the best Michelin-starred restaurants in Paris that are well worth splashing out on.

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Paris

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Le Chateau du Poiron in Vendee

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Grégory Fitoussi © Guillaume Collet/SIPA/REX/Shutterstock

French actor Grégory Fitoussi discusses his new role in Spin, starring in Mr Selfridge and his love of skydiving

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April Fool's jokes are called poissons d'avril in France ©Ingram Publishing/ThinkstockPhotos

As we all get our pranks and jokes ready for April Fool’s day, we take a look at the French tradition of ‘le poisson d’avril’.

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Culture and attractions
A Paris metro sign © Paris Tourist Office

Choose from our pick of words to navigate the French public transport system with ease

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Find valuable information, expert advice and real-life experiences to help you with all the practicalities of living in France. Topics covered include; working in France, retirement, healthcare, tax, finance and education.

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