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Where to go in France to find the best ice cream
Be quick - it's a scorcher of a summer in France this year. Photo: AFP

The tastiest way to get through the heatwave.

Meet the man paying off burqini fines in France
Businessman Rachid Nekkaz. Photo: AFP

Fined for wearing a burqini in France? Don't worry, this man will pay your tab.

Ten mistakes to avoid when dating a Frenchman
Photo: Zoltán Vörös/Flickr

Dating a French guy? Read this.

Twelve 'French' things that aren't actually French at all
Is this French bulldog actually French? Photo: Raul Garcia/Flickr

French kissing, French fries, French bulldogs... but are they actually French?

The Local Recipes
RECIPE: How to make the tastiest ratatouille
Photo: Laura Tobin

Ratatouille: Here's how to make the delish dish from southern France.

'Burqini bans will only divide France more'
Photo: Benjamin Cremel/AFP

As yet another town in France moves to ban the burqini, experts argue that such decisions will actually worsen France's relationship with Islam.

Weird facts you didn't know about the French language
Photo: WikiCommons

Impress your French friends with this obscure knowledge about their language.

Readers' views
'To boycott France is to surrender to terrorists'
Photo: AFP

Readers send out a rallying call for visitors to France not to give in to terrorists by cancelling their trips.

21 photos to make you want to come to France right now
Omaha beach, a D-Day beach in Normandy. Photo: efilpera/Flickr

Tourists are deserting France after the string of terror attacks, but these 21 photos might help bring them back. Spread the word.

Summer checklist: Fourteen great travel ideas for France
Antibes on the south coast of France. Photo: Birger Hoppe/Flickr

How many have you been to?

23 subtle signs you'll never quite master French
Photo: Morgan/Flickr

There are some of us who will speak French fairly well, but if truth be told, we'll never really crack it. Here's why.

Just how far can foreigners go in criticizing France?
Photo: AFP

Foreign expats criticising France is a touchy issue. But should it be?

Guest blog
Why I have fallen out of love with France
Image copyright: Moyan Brenn

She used to see France as a paradise that did everything right, but three years on, it's sadly all changed for American blogger and Lille resident Dana Wielgus.

The ten places where you really need to speak French
Photo: Lily A./Flickr

There are some places and situations in France where you just have to speak French.

The worst scams to avoid whilst driving in France
A French motorway. Photo: Maelick/Flickr

Don't get caught out by these common ploys gangs of thieves have used to target motorists in France.

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