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Born out of revolution, the French national flag is the ultimate symbol of liberté, egalité and fraternité

Posted: July 11, 2018, 11:34 am

Learn French and explore south-west France with Maison de Textile

Posted: July 9, 2018, 9:33 am

Looking for some cocktail ingredients to jazz up that summer barbecue and impress your guests? Learn all about the origins of three unusual French alcoholic drinks

Posted: June 28, 2018, 4:18 pm

The stereotype says that the French are rude and unwelcoming. But many Brits are finding a happy home and community in France. Here are three French culture myths investigated:

Posted: June 28, 2018, 12:47 pm

From June to August sun-drenched fields of lavender are a feature of Provence. Find out how lavender was first introduced to the region and became such an important part of the landscape

Posted: June 27, 2018, 2:15 pm

French singer and songwriter Serge Gainsbourg revelled in his ability to shock people with his lyrics and lifestyle and arguably affected French popular culture more than any other artist of the 20th century

Posted: June 21, 2018, 11:44 am

Cycling through the Loire Valley past vineyards and châteaux, dressed in vintage clothes and riding a retro bike… what’s not to love about the Anjou Vélo Vintage?

Posted: June 8, 2018, 4:05 pm

You’ve heard the term and probably have already eaten in a French bistro, but what makes a bistro in France so special?

Posted: May 23, 2018, 9:40 am

With exclusive interviews from Cannes and showings of specially selected films, TV5MONDE are bringing Cannes Film Festival to you this May

Posted: May 9, 2018, 10:32 am

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

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

Do you know the correct meanings of some common French false friends? Take our quiz and find out!

Posted: July 20, 2017, 3:56 pm

Test your French with our quick quiz and find out whether you are almost fluent or need to take some more French lessons

Posted: July 6, 2017, 2:23 pm

From understanding a weather report to knowing what the forecast will be, here is the essential vocabulary to talk about the weather in France

Posted: February 8, 2017, 1:22 pm