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Food and Drink

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Calling all fromage fans - know your Maroilles from your Mont d'Or? Put your French cheese knowledge to the test in our quick quiz

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Is there a perfect temperature to serve champagne? What exactly does 'chilled' mean? Richard Hemming explains and recommends some French fizzes

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Yesterday, 10:28

We've rounded up all the lingo you need to know for your next French holiday, from getting there to eating out to resting up

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Céline Van Loan and Vincent Anthonioz, both French native teachers, started Learn French at Home 15 years ago, teaching French over the phone to expats. Over the years, technological developments and the use of Skype has allowed them to teach across the globe and develop a fun and interactive way of learning.

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Celebrity Interviews

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Food is central to many of Joanne Harris's novels including her latest instalment, The Strawberry Thief

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The bestselling novelist talks to Complete France about her love of Carcassonne and the Languedoc, as well as her writing process and research behind her latest thrilling tome, The Burning Chambers

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Leading chef Michel Roux Jr takes French Maître d' Fred Sirieix to experience the restaurants he loves in Paris in a new BBC Two series

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Michelin-star French chef Hélène Darroze and her team will host a pop-up restaurant at Villa La Coste in Bouches-du-Rhône

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Yesterday, 10:36

How has life in France changed over the years? From the Tour de France 1951 to twenties seaside fun, take a look at these vintage videos

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

A delightful new book features wild female adventurers from around the world, including plenty from France

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Surviving changes in musical tastes, this instrument remains a potent symbol of French popular culture, says Heidi Fuller-love

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

2019 sees the Loire Valley celebrating 500 years since the birth of the Renaissance. Rosalind Ormiston visits some of the châteaux that have stood testament for half a millennium

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Friday, March 1, 2019

The Breton traders and their pink Roscoff alliums were once a familiar sight on Britain's streets, says Heidi Fuller-love

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

See a picture of life in prehistoric France through its fascinating cave paintings

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

What's in a name? A lot, it turns out. Find out the fascinating stories behind the names of these places in France featuring dragons, gods and Sardinian kings.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

France has long been a muse for artists, but do the locations that inspired the likes of Monet and Van Gogh still look as picturesque today?

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Legends, myths and stories abound in French culture and not all of them are pleasant. In the run-up to Halloween, we take a look at some of the more frightening legendary beasts and monsters of French folklore.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Agnès Poirier's latest book explores the history of Paris 1940-1950 and the influential people that lived through the time. The French writer spoke about her book this year at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.

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Monday, October 22, 2018

As Hallowe'en approaches we take a look at the mysterious past of this isolated and eerie lighthouse, said to be home to the most terrifying inhabitant of all.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

They may be called the Journées Patrimoines, but women get a look in at the European Heritage Days as well. Why not go and see one of the historic locations celebrating one of France's leading females?

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Want to discover some of the secrets of Paris? A unique guided tour teaches visitors about the history of brothels in the now illustrious district of the Palais Royal in Paris

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Discover the history behind Alexander Dumas's tale of derring-do, the ultimate swashbuckling adventure.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Born out of revolution, the French national flag is the ultimate symbol of liberté, egalité and fraternité

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French culture
Friday, June 29, 2018

From June to August sun-drenched fields of lavender are a feature of Provence. Find out how lavender was first introduced to the region and became such an important part of the landscape

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Provence-Alpes-Cote d Azur
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

French singer and songwriter Serge Gainsbourg revelled in his ability to shock people with his lyrics and lifestyle and arguably affected French popular culture more than any other artist of the 20th century

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Friday, April 27, 2018

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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Thursday, February 22, 2018

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

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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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