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, ...
Girl at Paris plage

26 things that happen every summer in France

1. Everything closes in August. As a newbie you might ask, “Pourquoi?” and have the reply, “Because it’s August.” Try countering this with the observation that August happens literally everywhere without closing an entire nation and then you will be ...

How to snack like a French person

In Britain, we love nothing more than shovelling snacks into our pie holes at all hours of the day. Not so in France where eating is a serious business and snacking – or grignotage – has a set of rules ...