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How did a simple black cat become emblematic of Montmartre’s golden age?

Find out how running a guesthouse in rural France inspired his hilarious new novel

From salade niçoise to pissaladière to socca, Cuisine Nissarde in Nice makes the best of the Mediterranean climate and produce

French wines secured a haul of top medals at this year’s awards with Savoie and Jura enjoying the spotlight for the first time

Recipe: Salade Niçoise

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Create this authentic French summer salad from Sardine: Simple seasonal Provencal cooking

If you’d rather know, before you buy, if there are any structural damage or mould problems in that idyllic little cottage in France that you’ve been dreaming about, here are the questions you need to ask (in French!)

French architect and designer Charlotte Perriand was a pioneering figure and Les Arcs was the most ambitious project of her career

Enjoy a taste of France wherever you are in the world with these scrumptious subscription boxes

These elegant little cakes from Lunch in Paris will transport you to the hills of Provence in France, where the lavender fields bloom in spectacular shades of purple from June to August

From the humble menu du jour, to Michelin-star gastronomie, there is a restaurant or brasserie for everyone and all budgets in France

The French star, who plays a wannabe actress hiding out in Devon with her boyfriend in The Drifters, talks about growing up in Paris, her favourite holiday spots in France and gatecrashing casting calls

Richard Cole’s new book features the beautiful villages of the Isère department, where he has a studio

A new show at the Royal Academy of Arts in London features work created by the British artist at his home in Normandy

The 28-year-old singer-songwriter has already enjoyed some Eurovision success

As May 2021 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Napoleon Bonaparte, David Buttery discusses Napoleonic sites in Paris and the ways the emperor changed the city

Try this flavourful baked salmon dish with charred asparagus from the cookbook Bisous & Brioche: Classic French Recipes and Family Favourites from a Life in France

Use these expressions and show off your language and your maths skills at the same time

A sprig of ‘le muguet’ is traditionally given to loved ones to bring good fortune for the year ahead

A visit to a humble fromagerie is a gourmet odyssey through France’s many delicious varieties of cheese, from brie to beaufort

In this 70th anniversary year of An American in Paris, the Oscar-winning musical that launched her career, the actress and dancer on swapping Paris for Hollywood, screen testing with Gene Kelly and owning a restaurant in Burgundy

Make 2021 your best year yet for learning French thanks to these handy online resources

Use one of these tasty French idioms to make a good impression on your next trip to France

Market days are an integral part of the traditional French lifestyle. There are passionate sellers and quality local products, plus it can be a fun social experience as Monique Jackman discusses

Enjoy a delicious chocolate soufflé dessert from Le Cordon Bleu Chocolate Bible

A new documentary explores the history and cultural significance of socca in the south of France

Enjoy a flavourful French dinner delivered to your home

International star of stage and screen, Sarah Bernhardt captured the world’s attention as the original acting diva

It’s the 16th National Macaron Day on 20 March but the history of the French macaron is thought to go back to the 16th century, with several regional variations created along the way

Find out what our film critic thought of Zeller’s Oscar-nominated debut feature film, starring Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman

Try recreating this traditional fougasse recipe from Provence: The Cookbook at home

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