Category Archive: General

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

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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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France Looks Forward To A Bumper Wine Harvest This year

Château Vougeot, Bourgogne

According to agricultural authority, FranceAgriMer, we are expecting to produce over 6 billion bottles (approx. 46 million hectoliters) of wine in France this year. Jerome Despey, head of FranceAgriMer’s wine […]

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Francophile Fact: Posthumous Marriage In France

Tombe Victor Noir

Did you know that it’s legal to marry a deceased person in France? Article 171 of the civil code states that; “The President of the Republic may, for serious reasons, […]

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France Sees A Fall In Food Prices

Peaches by Britt Reints

This summer, the cost of fresh produce in our favourite Euronation has dropped; vegetable prices are down by 3 percent, while the cost of fruit has fallen by an astounding […]

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Francophile Fact: How Many Stop Signs Are There In Paris?


How many stop signs do you think there are in Paris? Go on, have a guess. One. And it’s in the 16th arrondissment. How do you drive safely in the […]

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10 Must-See English Language Movies Set In France

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You love France, of course you do – who doesn’t? But unless you are one of the lucky 100,000 US expats in France, you can’t be there all the time. […]

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Senior Travel to France

Senior Travel to France

Finally you have retired. The kids are busy with their own lives. You don’t want to just rattle around the house wondering what to do. You want to see France […]

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