OPINION: Why French women are sick of the ‘sexy French girl’ cliché

OPINION: Why French women are sick of the ‘sexy French girl’ cliché

They always dress with style, they never get fat and they're super-sexy - but in fact French women are fed up with the 'French girl' stereotypes. Anne Brivet explains why.

EXPLAINED: Who has to make a tax declaration in France in 2021?
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EXPLAINED: Who has to make a tax declaration in France in 2021?

France extends its winter sales as shops struggle with impact of 6pm curfew

France extends its winter sales as shops struggle with impact of 6pm curfew

What changes about life in France in February 2021?
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What changes about life in France in February 2021?

Reader question: Do I have to leave work early during France’s 6pm curfew?

Reader question: Do I have to leave work early during France’s 6pm curfew?

Six things to know about tap water in France

Six things to know about tap water in France

What changes about life in France in July 2020?
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What changes about life in France in July 2020?

What changes about life in France in January 2020
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What changes about life in France in January 2020

These are the days off that workers in France are entitled to
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These are the days off that workers in France are entitled to

New rail strike in France to see around half of regional train services cancelled

New rail strike in France to see around half of regional train services cancelled

Why trying to protect the French from English may be a losing battle

Why trying to protect the French from English may be a losing battle

ANALYSIS: How France killed its small towns and why money is not the answer
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ANALYSIS: How France killed its small towns and why money is not the answer

How one French apple farmer became a beekeeper to keep his business alive

How one French apple farmer became a beekeeper to keep his business alive

France and Italy to mark 500th anniversary of da Vinci’s death in Loire Valley

France and Italy to mark 500th anniversary of da Vinci’s death in Loire Valley

The downsides of living in a small town in France

The downsides of living in a small town in France

‘World’s Best Countries’: France ranked below Brexit Britain and Trump’s USA

‘World’s Best Countries’: France ranked below Brexit Britain and Trump’s USA

France is crowned world champion for welfare spending

France is crowned world champion for welfare spending

France unveils pensions overhaul but will keep legal retirement age at 62

France unveils pensions overhaul but will keep legal retirement age at 62

Why France is more popular than ever with foreign professionals

Why France is more popular than ever with foreign professionals

What are the average waiting times to see doctors in France?

What are the average waiting times to see doctors in France?

How France plans to transform its struggling health system
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How France plans to transform its struggling health system

OPINION: Give me a ‘direct’ French waiter over American restaurant service any day

OPINION: Give me a ‘direct’ French waiter over American restaurant service any day

Quality of life: How Paris ranked in annual global survey

Quality of life: How Paris ranked in annual global survey

France rises in happiness rankings but lags behind UK, US and United Arab Emirates

France rises in happiness rankings but lags behind UK, US and United Arab Emirates

Why do rich people in France live much longer than the country’s poorest?

Why do rich people in France live much longer than the country’s poorest?

The moment you know you’re in France for the long run

The moment you know you’re in France for the long run

The worst cliches about the French that really need to be dropped

The worst cliches about the French that really need to be dropped

Decoding the French: Eight YouTube channels to help explain life in France

Decoding the French: Eight YouTube channels to help explain life in France

From birth rate to marriages: What you need to know about the French population in 2018

From birth rate to marriages: What you need to know about the French population in 2018

OPINION: France’s fight against new English words is ‘totally stupid’
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OPINION: France’s fight against new English words is ‘totally stupid’

12 facts that paint a portrait of life in modern France

12 facts that paint a portrait of life in modern France

Why France now has a better image than the UK and US

Why France now has a better image than the UK and US

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These are ‘the best cities in France for growing old in’

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Question du jour: Why are mayors across France so angry right now?

Covid-19 laws: Why doesn’t France limit the number of people in private gatherings?

Covid-19 laws: Why doesn’t France limit the number of people in private gatherings?

Map: The towns in France where you can travel around for free

Map: The towns in France where you can travel around for free

The 17 things the French do that make Anglos feel uneasy

The 17 things the French do that make Anglos feel uneasy

French kissing: Where does the custom of ‘la bise’ come from?

French kissing: Where does the custom of ‘la bise’ come from?

Life in the Paris suburbs: What it’s really like living beyond the périphérique

Life in the Paris suburbs: What it’s really like living beyond the périphérique

Ten reasons your dream of life in France could turn into a nightmare

Ten reasons your dream of life in France could turn into a nightmare

What changes about life in France from October 1st 2017

What changes about life in France from October 1st 2017

Are these the ‘top 20’ places to live in and around Paris?

Are these the ‘top 20’ places to live in and around Paris?

From TV to snacks: Tips for how to get your home comforts in France

From TV to snacks: Tips for how to get your home comforts in France

How you can live happily in Paris without speaking French

How you can live happily in Paris without speaking French

Guest blog: How living in France has changed my life for the better

Guest blog: How living in France has changed my life for the better

Culture shock: How the British health service just doesn’t really compare to France’s

Culture shock: How the British health service just doesn’t really compare to France’s

You know you’ve become a local in rural France when…

You know you’ve become a local in rural France when…

Calvados to Chartreuse: The ultimate booze map of France
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Calvados to Chartreuse: The ultimate booze map of France

Is Nice airport the most spectacular place in the world to land at?

Is Nice airport the most spectacular place in the world to land at?

What you need to know about driving on France’s motorways
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What you need to know about driving on France’s motorways

The quirky things that makes France so different to everywhere else

The quirky things that makes France so different to everywhere else

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What changes in France from March 2017

Why you’re likely to live to a ripe old age in France

Why you’re likely to live to a ripe old age in France

Why French children’s books might keep grown ups awake at night

Why French children’s books might keep grown ups awake at night

Why finding French friends in France might be trickier than you think

Why finding French friends in France might be trickier than you think

Ten ways life in France thrills and irritates expats

Ten ways life in France thrills and irritates expats

What does the way you order a coffee in French say about you?

What does the way you order a coffee in French say about you?

MAP: The French towns and cities where face masks are compulsory outdoors

MAP: The French towns and cities where face masks are compulsory outdoors

The health rules for going to the cinema in France

The health rules for going to the cinema in France

Extra health measures as Covid-19 situation worsens in France

Extra health measures as Covid-19 situation worsens in France

These are the rules for sport and exercising in France after May 11th

These are the rules for sport and exercising in France after May 11th

Revealed: How the French have developed a growing appetite for snacking

Revealed: How the French have developed a growing appetite for snacking

The many, many ways you can commit food sacrilege in France
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The many, many ways you can commit food sacrilege in France

Fonduegate and why the customer is not always right in France

Fonduegate and why the customer is not always right in France