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Traditions - General Info

Nougat de Montelimar with almonds and pistachios

Nougat de Montelimar, a French confectionery

The nougat de Montelimar is a honey and almond-based confectionery and renowned Provençal specialty that was invented in Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq) during the 10th century

Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs, a pagan tradition turned Christian

Easter Eggs, a Christian tradition that take its roots in paganism, when ancient people considered eggs as the symbol of renewal, life and fecundity

Violet of Toulouse

Violet of Toulouse, a fragrant flower from Parma

The Violet of Toulouse was imported from the Italian city of Parma in the middle of the 19th century and is today the official emblem of the capital of the Occitanie region

French Fries

French fries versus Belgian fries

You all know what French fries are, but do you know the origin of their name and the country they come from, France and Belgium?

Denim

Denim, invented in Italy and initially made in France

Denim, a heavy duty cotton based fabric initially produced in the Italian port of Genoa and later improved in the city of Nîmes in Southern France

Fleur de Lys - yellow iris

Fleur de Lys – French monarchy’s emblem

The Fleur de Lys, the official emblem of the kings of France from 1150 to 1830, is not a lily but a yellow iris represented in a stylized form

garden gnomes - nains de jardin

Garden gnomes – Nains de jardin – Fun facts

Garden gnomes – nains de jardin are among the most common so-called decorative items found in French gardens, loathed by most people, worshiped by a few

Feathered animals in French colloquialisms - diving duck

Feathered animals in French colloquialisms

Here is a series of the most common and entertaining French colloquialisms related to feathered animals, along with their English translations

French food markets

French food markets – colourful and lively

Our colorful and lively French food markets are highly popular with both locals and tourists, as they are major places of commercial and social exchanges

Weather related expressions - rainbow

Weather related expressions in Colloquial French

We have compiled a series of the most common and entertaining French colloquial expressions related to weather, along with their translations

Galette des Rois

Galette des Rois – Kingcake – Origin and Recipe

The Galette des Rois is a puff pastry tart stuffed with frangipane the French traditionally served for the Epiphany on the twelfth day of Christmas

White chocolate Yule Log

Yule Log – French Bûche de Noël easy recipe

An easy and quick recipe for a traditional French Christmas Bûche de Noël or Yule Log based on a chocolate filled Swiss-roll

How to get to Paris from Charles de Gaulle Airport

How to get to Paris from Charles de Gaulle Airport

Discover how to get to Paris from Charles de Gaulle Airport using one of the three main means of transport, taxi, fast train RER and bus
Buses from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris - Roissybus

Buses from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris

Direct buses from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris are a fast and economical means of transport while standard public buses are the cheapest but slowest
Express train RER from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris

Express train RER from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris

Express train RER, a fast, reliable, easy to use and good value for money means of transport from Charles de Gaulle Airport to the centre of Paris
How to get a taxi to Paris from Charles de gaulle Airport

How to get a taxi to Paris from Charles de Gaulle Airport

Basic tips and general information on the various taxis options on offer to get from Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport to the centre of Paris

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