The bûche de Noël (the Christmas log) is a typical French dessert, eaten during the holidays. Here are our favourite bûches to buy in Paris this Christmas! …read more

While it’s still tricky to travel, you can keep wanderlust at bay with these tips and recipes for bringing a touch of France to your holiday meal. Treat yourself – whether a celebration for one or many, on a modest budget or no expense spared. …read more

There is no French equivalent to Thanksgiving, so you’ll likely have fun explaining the holiday to your French friends. But, this also means that you may have trouble finding all of the traditional American ingredients for your favorite fare. If you’re in Paris this year, here are a few tips on how to make the… …read more

“Do you want help with that?” and Italian man asked me when I was trying to push three suitcases at the same time over a threshold at the airport. “Non, merci” I said and smiled. “I mean no, thank you. Or no, I mean no, grazie!”. I don’t know if it was adjusting to people… …read more

35 hour work week – time for gazing at the Seine – Christophe Hue Many associate French working life with 35-hour weeks, strikes, long long lunch breaks and even longer holidays. This is certainly the image that I’d carefully conjured in my idealistic head before setting foot in France. The big question: does reality live… …read more