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.
Green news France: Fishing nets into sunglasses, eco-vans for artisans
Meet Paris' last artisanal mattress maker
Green news France: Anti-wind turbine, hive thefts, compost collection
French court blocks historic local languages law
7 French expressions to talk about the Tour de France
Learning languages ‘is easier with hypnosis’
France now has oldest working cinema in world, dating to 1899
France to launch flagship arts residency programme in America
Orchestra’s touring hassles only start for UK musicians after Brexit
Gardening in France: Fascinating historic tales behind Gallica roses
Is there space in your French garden for hives in return for honey?
White-tailed eagles to return to Lake Léman 130 years after extinction
France off the beaten path: Beaucaire's majestic fortress chateau
Paris speed limit set to 30kph across most of capital
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?