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Food and Drink

Tue, 12:12

When pastry chef Céline Lee discovered she was lactose intolerant she started creating her favourite French cakes without dairy and her customers in the UK are delighted with the results

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Veganism is on the rise in France which is good news if you're embracing a plant-based diet for Veganuary and are keen to carry on once January is over

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Learning French could improve your career options according to a recent study, and it's even more important because of Brexit

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Improve your family's French language skills by reading these fun French children's books together. Learn words for colours and animals, meet quirky characters, and your little ones might learn some useful life lessons along the way

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Celebrity Interviews

Wed, 16:54

He's a Parisian singer, actor and comedian with a famous father

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

In Heston's Marvellous Menu: Back to the Noughties, the star chef reveals how a holiday to France first sparked his passion for food

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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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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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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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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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