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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…

Is Italy really giving away old castles?

Yes, they are, but there is a catch. Well of course there is a catch. The offer only stands if the person who wins the property commits to a long term contract to restoring and renovating the castle. In other words you…

Exclusive preview of WOMAN at the Cannes Film Festival 2017

Frenchrivierago had an exclusive invitation for the preview of WOMAN at the Cannes Film Festival 2017 WOMAN is a documentary film by Yann Arthus  Bertrand and Anastasia Mikova. “Teaser edited from the original HUMAN footages, a Bettencourt Scheuller Foundation supported project. The movie Woman…

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…