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Indulge your sweet tooth with our little guide to some of France’s traditional sweets

Posted: April 20, 2018, 11:30 am

Get to grips with the French language: learn when to use accents and find out how French accents change the pronunciation of French words and how to type them on a keyboard

Posted: April 6, 2018, 3:46 pm

Known in France as la marinière, the Breton striped top is a wardrobe staple favoured by everyone from Coco Chanel to Pablo Picasso. Find out how the Breton shirt went from being a sailor’s uniform to a cult classic

Posted: April 6, 2018, 9:28 am

Enter our competition to win a copy of the recipe book, The Cook’s Atelier

Posted: April 6, 2018, 9:11 am

You don’t need to break the bank to eat at a French Michelin-starred restaurant, as these 11 restaurants prove

Posted: April 4, 2018, 9:18 am

On March 21st the Goût de France/Good France event will celebrate French gastronomy around the world. Over 1,500 chefs across the five continents will be serving French dishes simultaneously to honour French cuisine. Here are a few of the restaurants in Britain that will be taking part

Posted: March 8, 2018, 4:03 pm

Need your fix of French food while in London? Head to one of these French restaurants in London to get a true taste of France

Posted: March 6, 2018, 4:46 pm

Whether its spread with salted butter or served with a dollop of jam, you really can’t beat the French baguette. Here’s how to make your own

Posted: March 2, 2018, 10:19 am

Spring is finally on its way which means it’s time to stock up on the white wine. Richard Hemming outlines the best white wine from France and recommends his favourite bottles for you to try...

Posted: February 23, 2018, 3:53 pm

Think you know a lot about France? Test yourself with our general knowledge quiz about France

Posted: January 16, 2018, 2:25 pm

France arguably has some of the best red wines in the world, but which ones are essential to your wine rack and what’s the story behind them? Richard Hemming shares his insider knowledge of France’s most famous red wines…

Posted: December 22, 2017, 12:29 pm

Test your French grammar and spelling by completing the sentences with the correct answer and find out whether your French language skills are up to scratch

Posted: December 22, 2017, 10:42 am

Think you know everything about French cuisine? Take our quiz to find out just how much traditional French food you have eaten

Posted: October 20, 2017, 3:19 pm

Wish people a Joyeuses Pâques and tuck into your oeuf de Pâques with these 18 French words and phrases to celebrate Easter à la française

Posted: March 21, 2016, 11:52 am

Planning to spend Easter in France? Then you should know that Easter eggs are delivered by flying bells and the chocolate displays in shop windows are works of art...

Posted: March 7, 2016, 4:09 pm

Planning to go out for dinner in France? Here is all the French vocabulary you’ll need to order fluently at a French restaurant

Posted: January 27, 2016, 12:41 pm