Inspiring articles on French life, nature, food and drink, and culture. You can also find bilingual crosswords, quizzes, book and film reviews – plus lifestyle and travel ideas. Articles are organised by subject – read the latest below or browse sections via the blue tabs. The Cx symbol denotes subscriber-only articles.
The French van now making its mark in middle England
Readers and their Citroëns
Izi way to find a handyman in France
7 French expressions about bad weather
15 French expressions for foodies
French language notes – October 2019
Jodie Foster - inspired by first female film director
French films review – November 2019
Street art: Before Banksy there was Blek le Rat
Green news in France: October 2019
French garden diary – October 2019
Grower’s digest - October 2019
French local history – November 2019
Art for refugees' sake with the 'notorious' Saype
Test your knowledge of France with our Connexion quiz
- What is the name of the transatlantic single-handed yacht race from Saint Malo to Guadeloupe?
- Which French comic book series was turned into a film starring Oscar winning Jean Dujardin?
- How do you spell “choir” and “heart” in French?
- Who is the French singer known as “Cloclo”?
- Which salad, with multiple variations mostly include boiled eggs, tuna, and green beans is named after a town on the Riviera?
- Which nightly soap opera set in Marseille has aired over 3000 episodes since 2004?
- How many French films had over 1 million admissions in cinemas in 2017?
- With over 300 fashion shows in Paris every year and 1,000,000 jobs in the industry, what percentage of French GDP is generated by the fashion industry?
- The Le Pliage handbag is lightweight, practical, and synonymous with French style with over 32 million bags sold to date; which brand created this line of bags?
- Who designed the Stravinsky fountain outside the Centre George Pompidou in Paris and was known for her voluptuous and colourful sculptures?
Quoi de neuf - French shopping in November 2019
Conductor’s Parisian home hits the right note
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