This one French breakfast habit will leave you shocked

Breakfast is my favourite meal, which is weird because it’s the only meal of the day where you don’t get to drink alcohol (unless it’s Christmas or you’re British at an airport). And while I’m genetically predisposed to love and ...

The 10 Frenchest Disney characters

The parenting achievement I’m most proud of is that fact that my children are five and three and neither of them has a clue that we live 15 minutes from Disneyland Paris. I have nothing against the place, it’s just ...

QUIZ: Only a bise expert will get 14 or more correct

Are you one of those people who actually knows what they’re doing when they “faire la bise”? Ugh, go away then, I hate you (KIDDING). As previously documented, I have awkwardness issues when it comes to this French tradition. So ...

5 situations where ‘la bise’ is awkward as hell

You are an expat from a country where affection is shown by tight-lipped smiles, drunken hugs (“You’re my best pal!) and a kiss to your parents at Christmas. In other words, you are normal. But now you live in France ...

The most-haunted places in France

Halloween may not be that big a deal in France but that doesn’t mean the French don’t enjoy a ghostly encounter or two. To get us in the mood for Spookmas, here are some tales of French phantoms and how ...

French comfort food you should be eating this winter

Summer’s over so we might as well throw our swimwear on the fire and grow ourselves a lovely layer of fat to keep us warm through the cold months. Thankfully France is here with some delicious and outrageously rich dishes, ...