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Top 10 French foods – with recipes

Top 10 French foods – with recipes

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French food is known globally for its finesse and flavour. Guide your palette through this list of top 10 French foods, with do-it-yourself recipes from the French cuisine.

French festivals

Top French festivals 2016

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Be surprised by the array of top French festivals in 2016, celebrating religion, art, chocolate, citrus, wine, film, music and even puppet festivals in France.

Facts France

30 interesting facts about France

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From having the world's oldest ever living human to being the world's most visited country, read about the most interesting facts about France.

Emergency numbers in France

Emergency numbers in France and support helplines

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What emergency numbers should you call in France? Our guide to French emergency medical or crime-related numbers and non-medical helplines for lost property and general enquiries will prepare you for the worst should you encounter any pressing emergencies or require any help in France.

French social security – and how to claim your benefits

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This guide explains what you need to know about the French social security system: who has to pay, how much, what is covered and how to claim your benefits

French holidays and important dates in 2016

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Here is a list of national French holidays in 2016, plus regional French holidays, school holidays, daylight saving, Mother's and Father's Days and other important dates in the French holiday calendar.

Driving in France

A guide to driving and parking in France

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For drivers in France, here's a guide to French road rules, importing a car, and whether you need to exchange your foreign driver's licence for a French one.

French politics

The French political system

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A short guide to finding your way around the very confusing French political system.

Crime in Paris

Crime and the legal system in France

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Can you pinpoint a pick pocket in France? Know the French legal system, including common crimes in France and where to be most cautious.

France transportation

France facts: Transportation

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The facts on transportation in France.

France facts

France facts: Communications

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The facts on communications in France.

France facts: economy

France facts: Economy

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Facts about the economy in France.

French government

France facts: Government

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The facts on the government of France.

France facts

France facts: Geography, people and society

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Facts on the geography, people and society of France.



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