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Recipe: financiers

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Financier recipe © Takoyaki / Thinkstock

This delicate almond cake is a favourite with French bakers and now you can make your own with this simple recipe and expert tips

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From writers to film stars, many have been inspired by France and French life. Here are 20 of our favourite quotes about France

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Ad Feature: Learn French and discover Dordogne on an immersion course

Friday, August 19, 2016
Improve your French with an immersion course with French in the Dordogne

Improve your French and discover Dordogne on a week-long immersion course near Bergerac with French in the Dordogne

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French news headlines © Iropa / Dreamstime

Harry Potter tops France’s bestseller list, Beckhams selling their Provence property and artwork by French artist JR in Rio – the French news headlines that caught our eye this week

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Le Corbusier: Grand Designer

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Villa Savoye, Poissy, Paris © Fondation Courbusier

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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The Bonjour Effect

Enter our competition to win a copy of ‘The Bonjour Effect’ by Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoît Nadeau

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Interview with Alex Vlahos © Leigh Keily

Welsh actor Alexander Vlahos takes us behind the scenes of TV drama Versailles in which he plays Louis XIV’s brother

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Tomme de Savoie

Here’s a round-up of our very favourite buys from the fromagerie

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Light and fresh, scallops make for a perfect summertime supper © Dreamstime

Less is more when it comes to showing off the subtle flavours and textures of this popular shellfish, says French cookbook author Rosa Jackson

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The best Saint-Tropez restaurants

Monday, July 18, 2016
Dolce Vita restaurant in Saint-Tropez

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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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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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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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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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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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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Living in France

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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