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

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The story of Joan of Arc

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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5 French Christmas traditions

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

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

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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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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