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Culinary notes from France: 25 facts about French food

Culinary notes from France: 25 facts about French food


Expat food blogger Dominique Cachat shares 25 trivia French food facts to help you dive into the all-important French food culture.

French etiquette

A guide to French etiquette and manners


The French have some very formal rules about manners and etiquette. Avoid embarrassment with this guide to French etiquette and French manners.

Best places to live

The best places to live in the world – for your personality?


Time to get out? Follow this guide to find the best place to live in the world for your personality and manners – the best places to live where you'd feel right at home.

Top restaurant in France

The French-expat food affair: British chef named 'best French village cafe'


A small cafe run by a British expat was named France's best village bistrot, on the heels of Marks & Spencer supermarket being named one of the best for takeaway food in Paris. Is this the start of France's expat-love food affair?

Halloween All Saints Day

The truth about Halloween you didn't know

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Have candy, costumes and commercialisation distracted us from the true meaning of Halloween? Here are some Halloween facts you should know before putting on your Halloween costume.

French beauty secrets: How to perfect the 'French look' and allure


French beauty revolves around optimising a woman's allure in an imperfect and seemingly effortless way. Find your French style with these French beauty secrets – from Parisian locals.

The French dress code


All you need to know about the French dress code: never wear shorts and leave the sweatpants where they belong – at home.

Angry French

How to annoy the French


If you really want to annoy the French just mention you're a vegetarian or practise your poor French with them, says French native Morgane Croissant.

23 signs you’re a serial expat

23 signs you’ve turned into a 'serial expat'


Several years later and you're still on the move abroad... are you addicted to expat life? If these telltale signs are true, it's time to admit you're a serial expat.

Top 10 biggest misconceptions about France

False facts: Top 10 misconceptions about France


The French government has had enough – it puts an end to common French falsehoods by proving that top French stereotypes have no basis in reality.

French business culture

Quick tips to French business etiquette you should know


Never underestimate the value of French business culture – you could be making a fool of yourself without even knowing it.

French gift ideas

15 fabulous French-inspired gift ideas you can buy online


Stuck for a fabulous gift idea? Here we look to French culture for inspiration for the best gift ideas – all of which can be ordered online and have a special French twist.

Live abroad

The effects – good and bad – of living abroad


The expat lifestyle can be challenging on international families – but is that good or bad? Read why everyone should consider moving their family abroad.

French stereotypes

Top French stereotypes we should stop believing

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French men are rude but good lovers while French women are hot but don't use deodorant – is there any truth to the top French stereotypes?

Home exchange: Holiday heaven... or hell?

Home exchange: Holiday heaven... or hell?


Home-exchange sites have been increasing in popularity, drawing people keen to taste life in another part of the world but not so keen to pay high hotel prices.

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