Travel and Health Insurance during Covid 19 Pandemic

Now that the FCO guidance on travel to France for "essential reasons only" has been lifted, you will want to make sure your travel insurance policy is up to date and not impacted by...

Covid 19 Lockdown Measures in France: Déconfinement

As of 22 June France is now in the 3rd phase of "déconfinement", the relaxation of lockdown rules. Cinemas, holiday centres, sports halls for group sports, all crèches, schools, and collèges are fully open but...
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The Rules on Wearing Masks in France This Summer

When you travel to France this summer you will need to observe certain legal requirements to minimise the risks of spreading or contracting Covid-19. Of the various precautions in place to protect the public...

Taking your Car on Eurotunnel to France this Summer

The Eurotunnel service has remained open during the crisis and expects to be a popular option for travellers to France this summer. The Folkestone-Calais tunnel allows you to drive on to the shuttle and stay...

Did You Know? Art Facts on Rodin, Toulouse-Lautrec, and More

Beating the odds With no command of spelling and reluctant to speak, Auguste Rodin had a tough time at school, preferring to draw or mould clay instead. The odds were stacked against him, having failed...

Le Dernier Mot: Exit Strategy

Party all night or absquatulate? Kristin schools us in the art of taking French leave The first time I did a so-called ‘French leave’ was by accident. At 12 years old, I snuck out of...
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How to Picnic French-Style

The sun is shining, the weather is warm—let’s go on a picnic! We may not be able to travel to France this year, but we can still add some French style to our pique-nique....
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Book Review: La Symphonie pastorale

André Gide’s classic novella La symphonie pastorale marked its 100th birthday last year, so what better excuse to revisit this heart-rending tale? Brimming with lyrical beauty and rammed with memorable lines, it tells the...
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Looking for Les Misérables in Paris

On the 135th anniversary of Victor Hugo’s death, Chloe Govan heads to Paris to relive the life-changing experiences that shaped one of the world’s most famous novels, Les Misérables For those Francophiles who have seen...
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French Cinema: Interview with Actor Daniel Auteuil

The French legend opens up about the beauty of being ugly and tells Lise Pedersen how his career has always been guided by joy “Something had to go wrong. Everything is so perfect at this...