Food and Drink

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

This delicious Poulet Basquaise supper from The French Revolution is perfect for autumn nights

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French recipes
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Find your way around the kitchen en français with these French culinary terms

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Language

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

We’ve got two copies of this children’s book for French learners to give away

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Test your French in our summer themed language quiz

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Celebrity Interviews

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

France’s famous dance swept through the dance halls of Paris and its high energy and frivolity are still drawing in the crowds

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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

Restaurants

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The team behind the late, French ‘chef of the century’ Joël Robuchon are launching two new dining concepts in his honour

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Cuisine inspired by France is celebrated in the prestigious annual list

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History

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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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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France
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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