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Explore Grasse: The World Capital of Perfume

The world capital of perfumery, the Mediterranean city of Grasse hasn’t always smelled of roses, as Jennifer Ladonne discovers In 2018, the “world capital of perfume” was honoured with UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage status to...
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France Aims to Welcome Vaccinated Travellers this Summer

Dreaming of visiting France this summer? That rêve may soon be a reality for vaccinated travellers. In an exclusive, much buzzed-about interview on the CBS News show “Face the Nation,” President Emmanuel Macron announced he’s...
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Top Trips for Women in France

When considering where to go and what to do in France your choices add up to an embarrassment of riches. While France is one of the safer countries it’s important when planning a trip...

French Culture: Etiquette Tips for Travellers

We look at the minefield of manners and social mores l’Apéro The French apéritif, or apéro for short, is one of the very building blocks of French social life, an important signal of the end...

Au Guichet de la Gare: Learn French Language & Etiquette

Essential phrases and social tips to help you get by in France. Françoise Giordano from Fast Track French presents a conversation you might encounter when visiting France. This week, we’re at the station buying a...

Safety First: French Tourism Learns to Adapt to Covid-19

The impact of Covid-19 on tourism has been devastating. And yet in learning to adapt, France is finding fresh new ways to share its culture with visitors. Marion Sauvebois reports In the wake of quarantines...
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American Library in Paris Centennial Gala

The American Library in Paris recently celebrated its Centennial Gala, an amazing testament to an institution that has withstood the test of time including two World Wars, the Depression, and now COVID-19. The American...
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SNCF Trialling Voluntary Passenger Covid-19 Tests

During the summer... The SNCF is going to test a device for taking the temperature of TGV customers before they board the train, on a voluntary basis, as part of the fight against the Covid-19...
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Official Coronavirus Guidance While in France

The basic precautions to minimize risk of contracting or spreading coronavirus are similar in France to those in the UK, with one important difference. In France, the social distancing requirement is one meter, not two...
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Driving in France – Coronavirus Advice and What to Expect

The chances are that you will be using France's network of autoroutes if you are travelling to your destination by car. Here, we provide some advice and guidance to make sure your trip is...