Category Archive: General

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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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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