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21 French words to help with your DIY or renovation project

Planning to undertake a renovation project or do some DIY in France? Here are 21 French words that you will need to know

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Christmas in a French alpine village

5 French Christmas traditions

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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Endives au jambon © Snap and Stir

Recipe: endives au jambon

Try your hand at an oven-baked French favourite using chicory and ham

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Tarte aux abricots © Snap and Stir

Recipe: tarte aux abricots

Indulge in a classic French pastry by following our recipe for tarte aux abricots

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Learning French at a language school

Ever thought about trying a French language immersion course? We sent Ian Moore to a language school in the Loire Valley to find out what an immersion course involves and if it works

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An interview with Posy Simmonds

The illustrator tells Pierre de Villiers about her student days in Paris and the film version of her graphic novel Gemma Bovery

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Learning French: 6 tips for advanced learners

If you have mastered French but want to maintain your language skills then our 6 tips for advanced learners will help you to continue to improve your French

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Learning French: 6 tips for intermediates

If you have mastered the basics but are struggling to find the time to improve your French vocabulary then our 6 tips for intermediates will help you continue your language learning

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Cheese souffle © Snap and Stir

Recipe: cheese soufflé

Whip up this twice-baked cheese soufflé for a perfect summertime lunch

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Learning French for beginners © Fotolia

Learning French: 6 tips for beginners

If you are struggling to find time to revise French grammar books then our 6 tips for learning French will help you fit your language-learning around your busy life

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Citron © Rita Strik

5 ways to use the French word ‘citron’

The French word ‘un citron’ means ‘a lemon’ but did you know it can also be used as an informal word for ‘head’? Here are 5 ways to use the French word for ‘lemon’

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Travelling Through Wine Country – Burgundy

3D Wines explore the famous wine country of Burgundy. ADVERTISING FEATURE

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Recipe for cherry clafoutis © Snap and Stir

Recipe: Cherry clafoutis

Make full use of the first cherries of the season and try our recipe for cherry clafoutis

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French phrases related to the tax system © Fotolia

19 French words you need to know to understand the French tax system

Do you know how to say ‘a taxpayer’ or ‘marital status’ in French? Here are 19 French words and phrases you need to know to navigate the tax system in France

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Spring lamb stew © Snap and Stir

Recipe: French lamb stew

Enjoy a classic spring dish with this recipe for a French lamb stew – navarin printanier and find our how the dish got its name

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Setting up your water supply in France © fotolia

20 French words you need to know to set up utilities in France

Do you know how to say ‘meter reading’ or ‘peak hours’ in French? Here are 20 French words to help you set up your gas, electricity, water and telephone supplies in France

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