Inspiring articles on French culture, travel, food and drink, and language.
Which are the most and least stressful cities in France?
Bra-less movement takes hold among liberated under-25s in France
My tips for successfully growing lemons in France
‘How to think like a French person and speak better French’
12 phrases every tourist must know before coming to France
French phrases that mean a bit, smidgen, touch or hint
The subjunctive: a quick guide to the hardest tense in French
Native American tribe in new Dicaprio film has link with French town
Did you know? Lille installed France’s first street heating system
Twitter account devoted to France’s ‘ugliest’ architecture under fire
Paris costume warehouse plays key role in world’s biggest movies
Lovely Limousin gardens to visit in June with Open Gardens scheme
Three garden gems to visit in May: Vienne, Mayenne, Loire-Atlantique
Protected forest cats come back from the brink of extinction in France
Gardeners in France told to stop cutting hedges in bird nesting season
Centre yourself in the wine-making, historical heart of France
Absinthe, corkscrews, santons: 8 unusual museums to visit in France
Which is your favourite monument in 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?