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Food and Drink

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

French cheese doesn’t just have to be saved for the cheeseboard, why not experiment with canapés too?

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Pigs, processions and high prices - why truffle season is a serious business in France

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Language

Thursday, December 13, 2018

What would the festive season be without a few games? Get in the competitive spirit with our Christmas language quiz

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Gather the family and see how many of these animals you can name in French

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Celebrity Interviews

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Kate Mosse was a guest speaker at the Cheltenham Literature Festival in October 2018 and spoke about finding inspiration for her latest book – and beginning of a new series of novels set in France – The Burning Chambers.

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Culture and attractions
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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Restaurants

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Michel and Alain Roux have unveiled the menu at their new French-inspired riverside brasserie, Roux at Skindles

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Friday, September 21, 2018

As a floating restaurant opens in Paris, we take a look at some of the city’s alternative dining experiences, involving famous rail carriages, secret doorways and eating in total darkness.

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History

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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Brittany
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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Paris
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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