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Named and shamed: The French who bash France
Who are the biggest French bashers of France? Photo: AFP

Named and shamed: The French who bash France

Finance Minister Michel Sapin recently told The Local that what hurts the most is French-bashing by the French themselves. So we've identified some of the main Gallic culprits of French-bashing that will be on Sapin's watch list. READ  

12 'French' things that aren't actually French
So many things are labelled as French but aren't actually French at all.

12 'French' things that aren't actually French

Does "French Kissing" really come from France? Here The Local looks at 12 things that sound very French in name but actually have nothing to do with France. READ  

Debunking myths
11 things you (wrongly) presumed about France
Still think there's nothing more intrinsically French than all-things cheesy? Photo of woman eating cheese: Shutterstock

11 things you (wrongly) presumed about France

Are the French really the world's leading cheese-eating, red wine guzzling, sex obsessed 'surrender monkeys' they are so often made out to be? Here The Local debunks some of the myths surrounding the French by finding ways other countries beat France at their own game, so to speak. READ  

IN IMAGES: Lyon lights up for Fête des Lumières
The festival of Lights in Lyon. Photo: Pezner/Twitter

IN IMAGES: Lyon lights up for Fête des Lumières

Lyon is serving up a spectacular light and candle show for its annual Fête des Lumières. Here's a selection of the best images from a festival that was born out of coincidence and dates as far back as 1852. READ  

Festive Face-off
Who does Christmas better? French vs Anglos
It's a simple question? France for Christmas or home? Photo: FLickr/ David Pursehouse/THomas Claveirole

Who does Christmas better? French vs Anglos

Agonising over whether to go home for Christmas this year? To make it easier for you we've put together this festive face-off to decide once and for all who does Christmas better, the French or the Anglos. READ  

Opinion
Why company bosses in France have had enough
Business owners in France march with locks around their necks to symbolize how restrained they are by taxes, laws and bureaucracy. Photo: Martin Bureau/ AFP

Why company bosses in France have had enough

As business owners in France hold a week-long uprising against red tape and taxes, the head of one of the main unions behind the action told The Local why business leaders in France are at their wits end. READ  

Immigration in France in ten stats that matter
Almost a tenth of France’s population are immigrants. Photo: Zoetnet/Flickr

Immigration in France in ten stats that matter

What percentage of the French population comes from immigrants and how many immigrants end up becoming French? As a new global report on immigration was released on Monday, The Local looks at the case of France in ten key stats. READ  

A portrait of modern France in ten stats
Here's a portrait of modern France in ten stats. Photo: Shutterstock

A portrait of modern France in ten stats

From an explosion in the number of homeless people to the number of French people descended from migrants - here's ten stats that give a portrait of the modern France. READ  

City of Love? Seven Paris myths debunked
Is Paris really a city full of lovers? Photo of lovers in front of the Eiffel Tower: Shutterstock

City of Love? Seven Paris myths debunked

Ah, Paris: a city of lovers, American-haters, Vogue models and well-groomed men. Or is it? Here, recent arrival Lindsey Johnstone debunks (and confirms) a few much-peddled myths about the city. READ  

IN PICTURES
Property Face-off: France profonde vs the south
Photo: Leggett

Property Face-off: France profonde vs the south

How would you like to spend your days in a cozy cottage in the central French region of Centre-Val de Loire? Or perhaps a charming stone house down south in Languedoc-Roussillon is more up your street? Check out these two very different properties that are on the market. READ  

The top ten heartiest French winter dishes
Check out these hearty French dishes designed for maximum insulation. Shutterstock/www.taste.com

The top ten heartiest French winter dishes

Winter is coming, as everyone keeps saying, so The Local has put together a list of top French dishes, from meaty stews to cheesy gratins, and other French classics that will help you through the coming months. Warning: Waistlines may expand. READ  

French Face of the Week
Nabilla - Who is 'France's Kim Kardashian'?
France's reality TV star Nabilla was arrested for the alleged attempted murder of her boyfriend. Photo: AFP

Nabilla - Who is 'France's Kim Kardashian'?

Reality TV star Nabilla Benattia - the self-dubbed French Kim Kardashian - was arrested near Paris on Friday on suspicion of attempting to murder her boyfriend. Here's a closer look at the how the infamous Made in France star rose to prominence. READ  

And the 'cheapest' ski resort in France is...?
Where in France is the cheapest ski resort? Photo: Copadelle Dolomiti/Flickr

And the 'cheapest' ski resort in France is...?

With the ski season not far off, snow bunnies can now consult a new set of rankings which lists France's cheapest and priciest ski resorts. READ  

JobTalk France - Ski season
Working a ski season in France: Highs and lows
Here's why you should (and shouldn't) work a season at a French ski resort. Photo: Shutterstock

Working a ski season in France: Highs and lows

Every winter tons of Anglos head to the French Alps to work the season at a ski resort and some veterans told The Local why you should -- and shouldn't -- spend a winter working on France's slopes. READ  

The Local List
Ten things to never say to a French person
Here's what you should never say in France. Photo: Shutterstock

Ten things to never say to a French person

Ah, France. The land of lazy workers, surrender and adulterers. Come again? Say that stuff to a French person’s face and chances are you've made them really angry. Here we’ve listed some of the worst things you can say to a French man or woman. READ  

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