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As an expat New Year's resolutions are more about memorising foreign irregular verbs or visiting that landmark you keep putting off, rather than slimming down or saving.
Find out how to jump into celebrating the New Year in France and make your own French King cake to share with friends for Epiphany in France.
The French have some very formal rules about manners and etiquette. Avoid embarrassment with this guide to French etiquette and French manners.
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?
All you need to know about the French dress code: never wear shorts and leave the sweatpants where they belong – at home.
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.
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.
Did you know serving ketchup at schools – the 'incarnation of Americanism' – is banned, as is calling a pig Napoleon. Find out more weird, strange and funny French laws that exist today.
Can the Académie Française save the French language from English words? At least they can create Anglicisms and claim the words as their own.
There's little room for coddling and praise in French education yet children aim for academic achievement and behave – is the secret the French way to educate?
Paris is known more for being the most romantic city in the world than for its urine-scented streets and dog-eat-dog metro system.
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Even fluent French speakers sometimes have to ask: Comment dit-on…? Our French teacher gives you practical vocabulary for getting your hair done in France.
Do children use the teacher's first name, surname or just 'teacher' – and what does this reflect about local culture?