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November 1st is a bank holiday in France but what do the French celebrate on that day?

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.

Want to take your French language skills further? These tips will have you chatting and joking away with the locals in no time!

Forget the Great British Bake Off! For a real showstopper, here is how to bake in an old French bread oven

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

Less stress, less pressure to grow up fast, more quality family time – no wonder so many British parents choose to raise their children in France

Born out of revolution, the French national flag is the ultimate symbol of liberté, egalité and fraternité

You’ve heard the term and probably have already eaten in a French bistro, but what makes a bistro in France so special?

An Internet film festival is bringing the best of up-and-coming French cinema to online platforms, accessible worldwide. Here’s a selection of French movies you can watch now.

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