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The chic resort of Saint-Tropez is backed by the inky-blue waters of the Mediterranean © Thinkstock

The best Saint-Tropez restaurants

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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French news stories that caught our eye this week

Names and capitals announced for France’s new regions, explore Loire Valley châteaux without leaving home and plastic bags banned in French shops – the French news headlines that caught our eye this week

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Great apps to help you learn French

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?

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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28 French property types explained

Learn these essential French property types to help with your househunting in France

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Snails (escargots) are a speciality of Burgundy © Margouillat / Dreamstime

Burgundy: food and wine

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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This tangy tarte au citron makes fresh summer dessert ©Thinkstock / margouillatphotos

Recipe for tarte au citron

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...

6 classic types of French bread

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

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French films you should watch

10 must-see French films

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

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Salade niçoise recipe

Recipe: salade niçoise

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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The French delicacy of snails © Landon Nordeman

French food delicacies you should try

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

Alsace: regional food and drink

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 of France © Georgios Kollidas / Thinkstockphotos

Famous French Figures: King Louis XIV

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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'Toast' was from the French verb 'toster' meaning 'to grill' all along! ©iStockphotos

You’ll never believe which English foods derived from French words

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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'Tomber dans les pommes', which means to 'pass out' © Rita Strik / Living France

15 of the funniest French idioms

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

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L'Escargot, London's oldest French restaurant ©Mike Abrahams

French restaurants in London you really need to try

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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