9 French nursery rhymes that will make you go WTF?

At home we probably listen to and sing more French children’s songs than English. And that’s fine, it’s nice to have an alternative to Old MacDonald and The Wheels on the Bus. At first I just sort of hummed along, ...

Jul’s worst videos, in order

The unnatural blond hair coiffed with execrable taste, the puffy sneering face, the warped masculinity, the companionship with  goons you fear are worse than their master – is it just me or do French rap stain Jul and US president-elect ...
Is Frech pop music really that bad?

Is French pop music really that bad?

France has a great reputation for many things (revolutions, stifling bureaucracy, topless sunbathing) but pop music is not among those. Despite being the country that produced the genius of Daft Punk, the breathtaking soundscapes of Air, and barking sixties sex ...

The biggest rock star you’ve never heard of

If you have lived in France longer than five minutes, you will have been made aware of a person known as Johnny Hallyday.  You may even recognise his dyed hair, his carefully cultivated beard (favoured by men over 50 wanting ...