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WIN! A FRANCE Calendar 2017

Friday, September 23, 2016

Enter our competition for your chance to win one of five FRANCE Calendar 2017!

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Paris to be car-free on 25 September, Concorde parts up for auction and Airbnb bookings in France this summer rose 86% – the French news headlines that caught our eye this week

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Boeuf bourguignon recipe

Thursday, September 22, 2016

A hearty dish for dinner, boeuf bourguignon is a traditional beef stew from Burgundy made with Charolais beef and Burgundy red wine. Make it yourself with this simple recipe

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Ways you can learn French for free

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Learning a language can be expensive but there are plenty of free resources that can help you learn French without opening your wallet!

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Ad Feature: Watch your favourite TV shows on TV5MONDE this autumn!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

It’s la Rentrée and that also means return of your favourite TV shows on TV5MONDE this autumn!

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As the Great British Bake Off hits the UK screens again, we bring you the recipe for an indulgent and fruity cake by French master pâtissier Eric Lanlard

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Recipe: financiers

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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

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Le Corbusier: Grand Designer

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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

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

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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

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 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

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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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

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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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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Here’s a round-up of the bread stalwarts you’ll find in boulangeries across France

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10 must-see French films

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Improve your level of French with our selection of the best of modern French cinema

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Can’t make it to Nice this summer? Console yourself by making this traditional dish from the French Riviera’s capital

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Snails, frogs' legs and sea urchins... Be brave and try some French delicacies, you might be pleasantly surprised

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Alsace: regional food and drink

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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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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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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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Sound like a true French speaker by throwing some of these funny French idioms into conversation

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

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