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Traditions - General Info

Christmas cookies

Christmas cookies – quick and easy recipe

French Christmas cookies are baked from basic ingredients but get their unique flavour from a variety of spices including cinnamon, clove, aniseed, ginger

Milk and white chocolate truffles

Chocolate truffles recipe for Christmas

An easy-peasy recipe for home-made delicious and traditional chocolate truffles French prepare for their Christmas and New Year celebrations

How to say Stupid in French

How to say Stupid in colloquial French language

We have compiled a series of the most common and entertaining colloquial French expressions with their translations to say stupid, silly, dumb or daft

Villes et Villages Fleuris

Villes et Villages Fleuris – Basic Facts

The label Villes et Villages Fleuris aims at improving people’s quality of living via the creation of green spaces respecting environment and biodiversity

Plus beaux villages de France - Limeuil in the Dordogne

Plus Beaux Villages de France – Basic facts

Most Beautiful villages in France, a label created in 1982 to protect and promote French villages historical, cultural and architectural heritage

French school holidays zones

French School Holidays – Up-to-date Calendar

Updated French School Holidays calendar, for each of France’s three zones, for the academic years 2016-17 and 2017-18, and a reminder for 2015-16

Bust of Marianne - Laetitia Casta in 2000

Marianne embodies the French Republic

The French republic is officially embodied in the guise of a young woman named Marianne, whose bust is placed prominently in all town halls in France

Tipping in France

Tipping in France – Recommended Guidelines

These are my guidelines about tipping in France, at the airport, in hotels, restaurants, cafes, taxis etc.. these are not strict rules but recommendations

Cross of Lorraine on Juno Beach in Gray-sur-mer

Cross of Lorraine – Origin and symbolism

The Cross of Lorraine, the symbol of the Free French Forces during WWII, originated as Croix d’Anjou, a cross created from a relic of the True Cross

About the French Post Office

French Post Office – Basic Facts and Info

Basic information and useful links for the French Post Office to help you send French holiday postcards, letters and parcels to friends and family abroad

Tissu Vichy

Tissu Vichy – Checkered woven fabric

Tissu Vichy, a French checkered cotton fabric known as gingham in English, a pattern Brigitte Bardot made trendy when she used it for her wedding dress

Traveling with pets between France - UK

Traveling with pets between France – UK

Traveling with pets between the UK and France on ferry companies and airlines is regulated by a series of strict rules for which we give you the major links

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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