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Why everyone should party in a French chateau at least once
The Chateau d'Autricourt in central France, an ideal location for a party.

Want to party like it's 1599? Then look no further than an historic French chateau on Airbnb, says Oliver Gee.

French job speak: All the terms you need to know
Photo: AFP

French working life comes with a whole glossary of work terms (and acronyms) that you never learned at language school. Here's what you need to know.

Here's why Parisians want to move to Bordeaux
The Chaban-Delmas bridge seen from a window of the new Bordeaux's wine museum. Photo: AFP

There are good reasons why people dream of leaving the French capital for a new life in the south west.

Opinion - Islam in France
'Muslims in France must be considered ordinary citizens'
Photo: AFP

What can France really do to better integrate Europe's largest Muslim community?

15 things a Frenchwoman can do to feel more British
Photo: Marie Lloyd/Flickr

A Frenchwoman the UK may never feel 100 percent British but there are certain things she can do to fit in.

What's on: Ten exciting events across France in September
Competitors in the colourful Marathon du Medoc. Photo: AFP

Summer's not over just yet.

Every fact you need to know about France's 'départements'
Photo: AFP

So what's the most populated "département" if it's not Paris? Find the answer, as well as every other need to know fact about France's 101 departments.

Opinion - French schools
Ten ways France must fix its 'failing' school system
What must France do to fix its school system? Photo: AFP

Longstanding issues in French school system have not been dealt with, argues journalist and author Peter Gumbel.

16 things you almost certainly didn't know about France
One of the most famous roundabouts in the land of roundabouts. Photo: Amy Anderson/Flickr

Here are 16 facts from the brand new trivia book "F is for France". Did you know any of them? Be honest now.

Parisians ignore 1923 ban to take the plunge in waterway
All photos: AFP

IN PICTURES: See Parisians take to the biggest swimming pool in the city.

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 says he 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.

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