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What's on in France: Ten things to do in March
The 2010 women snowboard boardercross finals at the Brits. Photo: Bob Bob/Flickr

What's on in France: Ten things to do in March

If your social calendar is looking a bit empty this March here are ten events across the country involving cheese, snowboarding, books and orchids, one of which is bound to get you interested. READ  

Guest blog - La Différence
The little things that make France so different
One thing that makes France different according to our guest blogger are the showers not attached to the wall. Photo: Shower photo

The little things that make France so different

How different really is France to your home country? Often it's the small things that matter. Our guest blogger Christopher Cooley, based in Bordeaux, has picked out a few of the things that have caught his eye, beyond the shape of the bread and the price of the wine. READ  

The causes of Anglo-French wedding blues
Anglo-French marriage problems. Photo: Shutterstock

The causes of Anglo-French wedding blues

The culture clash between Anglos and French is never greater than when it comes to weddings. The Local's Ben McPartland examines why his attempts to organise his own cross-Channel marriage keep breaking down. READ  

Property in France
Why 2015 is the year to buy that house in France
The time is right to buy that house in France you always wanted. Photo: Property photo

Why 2015 is the year to buy that house in France

With the double whammy of low interest rates and favourable exchange rates, a property expert tells The Local that there's never been a better time for foreigners to buy their dream home in France. The Local speaks to a family who is set to do exactly that. READ  

Les Entrepreneurs
The Paris theatre scene - now open for expats too
A scene from Figaro, featuring English surtitles. Photo: Theatreinparis.com

The Paris theatre scene - now open for expats too

The man who opened the doors of Paris's booming theatre scene to tourists and expats tells The Local how he pulled off his bright idea and managed to break down cultural barriers in the process. READ  

VIDEO
'Fear and loathing' - Being a Jew in Paris
Zvika Klein wearing a kippah in Paris. Photo: NRG news

'Fear and loathing' - Being a Jew in Paris

A Jewish man who wore a kippah for a day in Paris to highlight anti-Semitism has released a video showing how he was cursed at, spat on, and followed as he spent a day walking around the French capital with a hidden camera. READ  

Opinion - French Red Tape
'France right to stop baker working too much'
How many days a week should a French baker be allowed to bake for? Photo: Alex/Flickr

'France right to stop baker working too much'

An almighty row has broken out after French bureaucrats told the country’s top baguette maker he couldn’t open seven days a week. But a French union chief tells The Local the country’s notorious rules are spot on and not at all complicated. READ  

VIDEO - How I see Paris
Meet the high flyer who leaps across Paris
Missing the ledge could end in a potentially fatal fall. Photo: Simon Nogueira

Meet the high flyer who leaps across Paris

In his latest video a French freerunner presents a view of Paris you’ve never seen before and probably never want to, when he turns the rooftops of Paris into his own personal obstacle course. He tells The Local he feels safer up high than on the streets below. READ  

Swiss Leaks
Bond meets Snowden: The HSBC whistleblower
Former HSBC employee Hervé Falciani. Photo: AFP

Bond meets Snowden: The HSBC whistleblower

Hervé Falciani - the whistleblower behind the latest "breathtaking" revelations that have rocked HSBC and unearthed 100,000 tax cheats - has been compared to Edward Snowden, but the man himself prefers to liken himself to James Bond. READ  

Ten French words you'll never pronounce right
This is what a frog might look like trying to pronounce the French word for frog. Photo: Yamanaka Tamaki/Flickr

Ten French words you'll never pronounce right

French may be beautiful sounding language - but some of those Gallic words can be a real ordeal for us foreigners to pronounce. Our readers have picked out their most unpronounceable French words. How many can you (confidently) say? READ  

Weak euro is a 'damn good thing' for expats
Is the weak euro drawing people to France? Photo: Mario's Planet/Flickr

Weak euro is a 'damn good thing' for expats

While a weak euro might not suit everyone, not least those moving home with savings, it's certainly been a boost to many retired expats in France as well as those who have always dreamed of moving here. READ  

Ten facts you definitely didn't know about Paris
A view of the streets of Paris from the Arc de Triomphe. Photo: Chris Chabot/Flickr

Ten facts you definitely didn't know about Paris

You might think you know the City of Light, but think again. Here are ten zany facts about Paris that we'd wager even the locals don't know. From terraces to condom machines - our friends behind the Smarter Paris app have found some wacky stats. READ  

French Face of the Week
Who exactly is France's most admired woman?
Simone Veil has been voted as France's most admired woman. Photo: AFP

Who exactly is France's most admired woman?

Simone Veil has been ranked as the most admired woman in all of France. But who is she? We take a closer look at the extraordinary life of the Holocaust survivor and women's rights champion who topped the poll ahead of the likes of Aung San Suu Kyi, Malala and Marine Le Pen. READ  

Studying in France: what you need to know
France is home to 300,000 foreign students. Photo: Simone Ramella/Flickr

Studying in France: what you need to know

France is one of the most popular study destinations in the world, with nearly 300,000 foreign students. Relatively low tuition fees and the chance to live in France are certainly appealing, but France’s confusing higher education system can be frustrating to navigate. READ  

What's on in France: Ten things to do in February
Tightrope walkers at the Nice Carnival in 2014. Photo: Nicolas Grevet/Flickr

What's on in France: Ten things to do in February

Despite the cold, there's simply too much going on in France to stay locked up inside. Here are ten events worth checking out - from France's biggest carnival to a major film festival and Chinese New Year celebrations. READ  

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