Food and Drink

Thursday, February 25, 2021

While France may be best known for its exquisite pâtisserie creations and extravagant gâteaux, the not-so-humble biscuit deserves some recognition too

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Monday, February 8, 2021

Celebrating at home doesn’t mean missing out – make Valentine’s Day extra special this year with these French meals, wines, desserts and pâtisseries

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Language

Monday, March 1, 2021

Expand your vocabulary and take your French language skills to the next level by mastering these proverbs and sayings. Some are more obvious than others!

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

A personalised new book helps parents introduce children to their dual heritage and identity

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Celebrity Interviews

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

En Anglais is the French singer’s first album in English and aims to translate the subtleties of this uniquely French genre

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Once upon a time, this 17th-century author invented the term ‘fairy stories’ and was a pioneer of the genre

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Restaurants

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Michel Roux Jr and Fred Sirieix travel to south-west England on a quest to find outstanding French cooking

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History

Monday, February 22, 2021

The traditional baguette, the rooftops of Paris and Jura’s Fête du Biou d’Arbois wine festival are all hoping for a place on the UNESCO Intangible Heritage list – which one will be successful?

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Everyone is talking about the new French Netflix series Lupin, but who is Arsène Lupin, the beloved fictional burglar that inspired the heist series?

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Normandy
Friday, November 13, 2020

Thinking of buying French perfume for a Christmas present? Discover how nobility in France started the trend for French fragrances

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Monday, August 17, 2020

These intrinsic aspects of French culture are all considered important enough to be inscribed on UNESCO’s World Intangible Heritage list

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Do you know which French chef was born near Besançon in the east of France, or which singer was born in the city of Nantes? Take our quiz to find out in which wonderful corners of France some well-known public figures first came into the world

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Culture and attractions
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Discover the bohemian life of BB, from her sheltered life as a budding ballerina to international sex symbol and ardent supporter of animal rights

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

With superstitions involving baguettes, pancakes, knives and cats, the French have plenty of bizarre superstitions to make you laugh! These are 18 of our favourites

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French culture
Thursday, August 22, 2019

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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