France’s love affair with the baguette

France’s baguette obsession: the rules of the baguettiquette Here is something that is quintessentially French: bread. Just like wine and cheese, the baguette is an unofficial symbol of France. When you think about the stereotypical French person you picture them…

The hand spinner fidget toy in French schools

Why the “Hand Spinner” has gotten children (and adults) spinning with the flick of a finger in French schools When these spinners were introduced they were acclaimed by parents of artistic and hyperactive children, today they are spreading in school playgrounds like wildfire. What…

How to cut French cheeses

French cheeses

Let’s talk about the other quintessential French food, cheese. France is famous for its quality and variety of cheeses.  How many cheeses there are in France There are about 400 distinct variety of cheeses. That means you could eat a…

Are French lovers the best?

Let’s talk about love. The French are well known for being romantic yet they are quite split when it comes to Valentine’s Day. Fewer than 50% of French couples celebrate Valentine’s Day and many people love to hate the holiday,…

A day at the lake in Provence

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Lac Saint-Cassien is one of the most visited areas in the Provence region of Fayence – it’s about 30 minutes from Cannes going towards Provence or the VAR     As it a natural attraction, the area remains fragile, and great…

Has English taken over French?

The Frenchest thing of all is the French language. Once upon a time, French was the official language of diplomacy, today French continues to be vibrant worldly language. Linguists say that French is one of the most influential languages in…