Some of the biggest stories in France over the past year had a distinct French ring to them.
Here are our favourite of 2016 that – we think at least – deserve to go down in the Only in France category.
The town of Sete, near Montpellier, was drenched in red one night in August after the radical group of wine producers CRAV emptied five vats of wine onto the streets.
The group has carried out several similar stunts in France, irate at foreign cheap wine making its way onto the shelves of French stores and supermarkets.
A similar thing happened in April when farmers simply opened up the taps on trucks carrying wine from Spain (see photo below).
During the wine harvest in September, sign posts cropped up around south-western France reading “Caution: Grape juice”.
Drivers were warned to take precaution around the town of Duras due to the unusual hazard of the spillage.
Have you ever seen a similar signpost anywhere else?
Bordeaux opens doors to the world's biggest wine museum.
Speaking of wine, France finally opened to the doors to the long awaited Cite du Vin in Bordeaux in the summer. It has been described as a Disney World for adults.
Find out all you need to know about it here.
The Le Darz bakery in western France's Finistère quite literally took baguettes in a new direction by turning the dough into a neat U shape before putting it in the oven.
The French have known for a long time that cheese is the answer to many of life's problems. And now it's an energy source.
The Local reported in February that farmers were recycling the residues left over from cheese production to produce energy across France.
The alternative energy source was responsible for supplying a year's electricity for 1,500 people in eastern France.
The words “Only in France” come to mind when hearing about the actions of this class of high school children in southern France.
To mark the end of the year, pupils in the science and technology class STD2A (No joke!) the high school Lycée Frederic Mistral in the town of Avignon, wanted to something original.
So they decided to get naked, which as you are probably thinking, doesn't seem to be that original in France at all. Just take a look at the way they protest in France.