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Sample the authentic sweet treats at these delicious French pâtisseries across the UK - in case you needed an excuse for a road trip!

Posted: November 16, 2018, 5:17 pm

France has historically been on the leading edge of eco-friendly projects and regulations. While many argue that much more needs to be done to meet environmental goals in France and globally, here are 11 ways that French government, companies and people are striving to be green.

Posted: November 15, 2018, 12:03 pm

What’s in a name? A lot, it turns out. Find out the fascinating stories behind the names of these places in France featuring dragons, gods and Sardinian kings.

Posted: November 8, 2018, 3:20 pm

Kate Mosse was a guest speaker at the Cheltenham Literature Festival in October 2018 and spoke about finding inspiration for her latest book – and beginning of a new series of novels set in France – The Burning Chambers.

Posted: November 8, 2018, 12:36 pm

The 26th French Film Festival has started at venues spread across the UK. We take a look at what films are showing, where and when.

Posted: November 7, 2018, 10:41 am

The beauty of the French capital means it is no stranger to the big screen and here are five films to feature its landmarks.

Posted: November 2, 2018, 1:02 pm

Michel and Alain Roux have unveiled the menu at their new French-inspired riverside brasserie, Roux at Skindles

Posted: November 1, 2018, 12:25 pm

November 1st is a bank holiday in France but what do the French celebrate on that day?

Posted: October 31, 2018, 11:36 am

Legends, myths and stories abound in French culture and not all of them are pleasant. In the run-up to Halloween, we take a look at some of the more frightening legendary beasts and monsters of French folklore.

Posted: October 24, 2018, 12:54 pm

As Hallowe’en approaches we take a look at the mysterious past of this isolated and eerie lighthouse, said to be home to the most terrifying inhabitant of all.

Posted: October 22, 2018, 2:18 pm

It may be known as the City of Light, but these are the places to learn about the darker side of Paris.

Posted: October 19, 2018, 3:45 pm

Agnès Poirier’s latest book explores the history of Paris 1940–1950 and the influential people that lived through the time. The French writer spoke about her book this year at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Posted: October 16, 2018, 1:31 pm

With the 26th French Film Festival just around the corner in November, we explore some of the landmarks of French Cinema history.

Posted: October 12, 2018, 3:42 pm

France has long been a muse for artists, but do the locations that inspired the likes of Monet and Van Gogh still look as picturesque today?

Posted: October 11, 2018, 1:20 pm

No wonder so many people retire early to France. Moving abroad and learning a foreign language are among the top wishes for fiftysomething Brits, a survey has found

Posted: October 9, 2018, 12:49 pm

Want to take your French language skills further? These tips will have you chatting and joking away with the locals in no time!

Posted: October 5, 2018, 11:17 am