Category Archive: General

Les Muscadétours Returns This Weekend

les muscadétours 2014

This weekend, in the heart of the Loire Valley, the vineyards of Nantes play host to Les Muscadétours, now in its third year, which returns for another three days of […]

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France’s Wonderful Waterways

Péniches sur la Seine à Paris by Pline

Before the advent of railway, rivers were the main transportation routes in France. France is home to 24 rivers which exceed 300 km in length, whereas Italy and Britain only […]

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Four Secret Paris Eateries

chez louisette by Benoît Deniaud

Stuck for somewhere great to eat while in the City of Light? We have the answer to your tummy rumbles! Café A – Facebook page 148 rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, […]

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Chocolate, Caves and Pebble Palaces – Five Places In France You May Not Have Considered Visiting

Postman Cheval Palais Idéal

Fed up with waiting in line for ages for the main tourist attractions? Want to discover something rather more unique? We’re fond of seeking out the less talked-about things to […]

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French Or Not?

baguette by DocteurCosmos

French fries are not French. Nor are French toast, French dressing, and French fried onions (French is the name of the fried onion company). And that’s not all; quiche, croissants, […]

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Three Great Hotels You May Not Have Heard Of In Paris

marais house

Go to any city in the world, and there are always some constants – the same fast-food places, the same big-name stores, and the same hotel chains. In one respect, […]

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Would you like history with that?

Voltaire and Diderot at Café Procope

Le Procope opened in 1686, and has been in continous operation ever since. Why not take a walk along Rue de l’Ancienne Comédie, in Paris‘ 6th arrondissement, and have a […]

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Practice Your Language Skills With Franglish!

Franglish

Do you ever get frustrated when in France, that some folks just don’t seem to be able to understand you, even when you speak your best, carefully-practiced French? Have you […]

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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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