Category Archive: General

Monks, Music, and Movie Stars – A Brief History Of Château Miraval

château miraval rosé

This year, the renowned French winemaker, Famille Perrin, of Châteauneuf-du-Pape fame, was voted Winemaker of the Year by Decanter magazine. In addition to their own domaine, Marc & Pierre Perrin […]

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Francophile Fact: Ask Nicely, Please!

la Petite Syrah

Manners maketh the man… richer. At la Petite Syrah on Nice’s Rue Cassini, customers are rewarded with inexpensive coffee for their politeness, while those who don’t even bother to say […]

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Bon Appétit! La Fête De La Gastronomie Is Back

Bon Appétit! La Fête De La Gastronomie Is Back

Gastronomy and France – they go together like wine and cheese, fruit and nuts… see our point? So it should come as no great surprise then, that since 2011, the […]

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Francophile Fact: La Médaille de la Famille Française

Médaille de la Famille Française

Originally called the ‘Médaille d’honneur de la famille française‘ (medal of honor of the French family), the award has since undergone several name changes, and from 1983, has been known […]

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Whisky Live Paris

Whisky Live Paris

This month sees the international exhibition, Whisky Live Paris, now in its 11th year, take place at the Maison de la Mutualité in Paris, where it will afford visitors the opportunity […]

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A Dozen French Foods You Simply Must Try!

French foods you must try

There is a good reason why France is famous for its gastronomic delights; with each region having its own unique and wonderful offerings, there’s something to suit everyone’s palate. Writing […]

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Francophile Fact: The Oldest Canal In Europe

le canal du Midi près du pont des demoiselles à Toulouse by Yelles

Built between 1666 and 1681, at 241 km (150 miles) long, and with 65 locks (originally 86), 126 bridges, 55 aqueducts, 7 canal-bridges, 6 barrages, and 1 tunnel, the Canal […]

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Paris’ Hotel Majestic Gets More Than Just Another Facelift

©peninsula paris

At 19 Avenue Kléber, in the 16th arrondissement in Paris, stands a building which has seen a lot of changes in its 106 year old life. The Hotel Majestic, built […]

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Francophile Fact: La Langue Française

Adolphe Bitard - Téléphone

As well as being the official language in France, La Langue Française (French) is also the second major language in Europe. With Latin roots, French is the second most-studied language […]

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Love Music?

Jazz à la Villette 2014

And in Paris for the next few days? If so, then you’ll love Jazz à la Villette, one of the most looked-forward to annual musical events in Paris in the […]

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