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Food and Drink

Monday, October 1, 2018

If you’re looking for a great wine to take home to impress your guests, you can now discover the best bottles in your neighbourhood at the touch of a button

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Celebrate one of France’s finest exports with a trip to one of these traditional wine festivals

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Language

Tue, 16:13

Want to take your French language skills further? These tips will have you chatting and joking away with the locals in no time!

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Learning French
Thursday, September 20, 2018

There are many benefits associated with learning a new language, from career choices to cultural know-how, so why aren’t we all doing it?

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Celebrity Interviews

Tue, 14:31

Agnès Poirier’s latest book explores the history of Paris 1940–1950 and the influential people that lived through the time. The French writer spoke about her book this year at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Charles Aznavour, one of France’s most popular and prolific singers, has died at the age of 94.

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Restaurants

Friday, September 21, 2018

As a floating restaurant opens in Paris, we take a look at some of the city’s alternative dining experiences, involving famous rail carriages, secret doorways and eating in total darkness.

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Want to eat vegan in France? Check out these 22 cafés, coffee shops and restaurants.

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History

Tue, 14:31

Agnès Poirier’s latest book explores the history of Paris 1940–1950 and the influential people that lived through the time. The French writer spoke about her book this year at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

They may be called the Journées Patrimoines, but women get a look in at the European Heritage Days as well. Why not go and see one of the historic locations celebrating one of France’s leading females?

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Want to discover some of the secrets of Paris? A unique guided tour teaches visitors about the history of brothels in the now illustrious district of the Palais Royal in Paris

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Paris
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Discover the history behind Alexander Dumas’s tale of derring-do, the ultimate swashbuckling adventure.

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Wednesday, July 25, 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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