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Nine essential French phrases for the modern traveller

Nine essential French phrases for the modern traveller

Want to learn useful French phrases and nail the accent? With Tandem, you can instantly connect with a native speaker and practice for free.

 
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Paris nightclub promises free shots to women who show bar staff their breasts

Paris nightclub promises free shots to women who show bar staff their breasts

A Paris nightclub has been caught with its pants down for giving free shots to women willing to show bar staff their breasts.

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8 European hotspots expats want to call home

8 European hotspots expats want to call home

Find out which cities in Europe are expats flocking to – and what they’re doing to make finding a home in their new city even easier.

 
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After 100 days, have the French already fallen out of love with Macron?

After 100 days, have the French already fallen out of love with Macron?

No French president has seen such a steep drop in popularity so early in his rule since Jacques Chirac in 1995.

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The dos and don'ts of taking your clothes off on French beaches

The dos and don'ts of taking your clothes off on French beaches

France is world famous for its nudist beaches and its topless sunbathers but there are some rules or customs you need to abide by when it comes to taking your clothes off this summer. Here's what you need to know about dropping your top (or bottoms) on French beaches.

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Eleven truly bizarre French animal-related idioms explained

Eleven truly bizarre French animal-related idioms explained

Find out what it really means to 'return to the sheep', 'place a rabbit' and 'have a cockroach'.

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IN PICTURES: France as seen from space through the unique lens of an astronaut

IN PICTURES: France as seen from space through the unique lens of an astronaut

Here's a look at France from a different angle - through the lens of a French astronaut in space.

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British recipe for 'sausage croissant' sparks social media uproar in France

British recipe for 'sausage croissant' sparks social media uproar in France

If there's one thing foreigners should know about the French, it's that you don't mess with their food and get away with it.

40-metre yacht that sunk off Nice belonged to Italian business woman

40-metre yacht that sunk off Nice belonged to Italian business woman

Beach-goers in Nice witnessed a surprising sight last Thursday afternoon as a 40 metre-long yacht caught fire just off the Mediterranean coast.

Being an international student in France: What you need to know

Being an international student in France: What you need to know

From how to make local friends to working out the grading system, British student Jessie Williams, who has just spent a year at university in France spells out what international students should expect: both the good and the bad.

Paris reveals grand plans to 'reinvent the River Seine'

Paris reveals grand plans to 'reinvent the River Seine'

The River Seine is going to get a makeover in Paris as well as in Rouen and Le Havre.

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Ten essential free phone apps for a visit to Paris

Paris might be a city rich in history but any visitor these days would be wise to make use of modern technology to get the most out of their trip to the City of Light. So The Local has gathered together ten free smartphone apps that could come in handy.

French unemployment rate drops to 2012 level

French unemployment rate drops to 2012 level

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French wine production at 'historically low' levels

French wine production at 'historically low' levels

Knocked off course by a cold spring snap, French wine production this year slid to a record low, falling 17 percent on 2016, initial ministry of agriculture projections show.

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Mexican tiger cub named after French striker Gignac

Mexican tiger cub named after French striker Gignac

French striker Andre-Pierre Gignac has received a rare tribute from hundreds of Mexican schoolchildren, who voted to name a newborn Bengal tiger at their local zoo after the Mexico-based star.