Category Archive: General

La Toussaint

la Toussaint

La Toussaint (All Saints’ Day), is celebrated on November 1st, and is a jours férié (public holiday). However, if la Toussaint falls on a Tuesday, then Monday becomes an unofficial […]

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French Cider

French cider

Cider is not a beverage one usually associates with France but traditionally, it is the favoured drink for All Saints’ Day (November 1st) and All Souls’ Day (November 2nd). Historically, […]

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Halloween In France

Halloween in France

Halloween in France is a relatively new thing, and in some places, it is still met with resistance and viewed as yet another example of Americanization. As such, Halloween is […]

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Salon du Chocolat 2014

salon du chocolat 2014

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Salon du Chocolat is THE place to be for chocolate connoisseurs and aficionados. It is the only show in the world which is dedicated […]

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Staying Safe In Paris – Avoid The Scammers Pt. 1

donation scam in Paris

As wonderful and full of joie de vivre as Paris is, as with any city frequented by millions of tourists, there is a darker side – one of people whose […]

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The Little Corporal


So many people think that Napoléon Bonaparte was short but in reality, at 5’7″, he was 2″ taller than the average height for adult males at the time. He did […]

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Dijon Gastronomy Fair 2014

la Foire Internationale et Gastronomique de Dijon 2014

Visitors staying in Burgundy next month could do a lot worse than plan a visit to Dijon to experience the sensory delights of la Foire Internationale et Gastronomique de Dijon. […]

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France By Numbers

france map

In terms of land area, covering 247,367 square miles, France is the largest country in the European Union. L’Hexagone has over 2000 miles of coastline, with access to the Atlantic […]

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La Musée Maillot’s Extraordinary Borgia Exhibition

les borgias et leur temps

Between now and February 15 next year, art lovers in Paris can visit la Musée Maillol to experience the museum’s newest exhibition, Les Borgias et Leur Temps (The Borgias and […]

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Eight Things You May Not Know About The Liberation of Paris

liberation of paris

Following on from our blog last week about the D-Day Landings, we thought you might interested in these snippets about the actual liberation of Paris itself. The fight for Paris’ […]

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