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Release your inner Columbus... in confinement
Brush up on French culture while social distancing
Movies, operas and museums for all – at home
French language notes: quarantaine
French you don’t learn at school: ‘genre’
French language notes: How to be insulting
French music review: Philippe Katerine
French films review: April 2020
Large and small scale marvels on show at French museum
Grower’s digest – March 2020
Changing the way the French buy flowers
French garden diary - primrose primula perfection
Secret history of French villages: Village des Bories
Inventors remembered in the museums of France
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 March 2020
Quoi de neuf - French shopping in February 2020
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