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 ...
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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 ...

10 ways I got France completely wrong

Before moving to France, my attitude towards the country that is now my home was that – like ballroom dancing or candle-making – I didn’t have anything against it in theory, it just wasn’t something I was in a hurry ...