July 2014

 The 10 Golden Rules of French Eating 

Author: Camilla Freeman
France is known as the gastronomic capital of the world, and with good reason. With national delicacies including macarons, cheese and foie gras, not to mention the long list of delectable patisseries and vienoisseries on offer, a weekend in France is enough to send shivers down the spine of even the most relaxed of waistline-watchers. And yet very few French people are overweight. So, how do they do it? READ MORE

 Paris in August 

Author: Amy Harding
Paris changes in summer. The City of Love loses many of its notoriously hostile inhabitants and prepares itself to welcome tourists. It may seem nonsensical that many tourist attractions, namely restaurants, theatres and art expositions close completely in August, but from a business-perspective there is no problem due to all doing the same; there seems to be an unwritten agreement. Amy Harding takes a look at the phenomenon of Paris in August. READ MORE

 What's on in Paris this August 

Author: Camilla Freeman
The sun might seem little more than a long-distant memory, but with the weather set to improve over the coming weeks, be sure to make the most of the fantastic outdoor entertainment on offer across the city during the month of August. READ MORE

 France for free 

Author: Camilla Freeman
Keen to see the sights but strapped for cash? Travelling on a budget certainly shouldn't mean you have to miss out. With a little bit of foreward planning, you can enjoy a town to the full without having to spend a penny. Here are a few examples of free activities and attractions on offer across France. READ MORE

 Untranslatable French 

Author: Camilla Freeman
Being able to recite your verb tables backwards is all very well and good, but it’s those mind-boggling idioms and expressions that are the key to speaking French like a native. Unfortunately, very few idiomatic expressions can be directly translated, you simply have to knuckle down and learn them by heart. On the bright side however, most of these expressions seem so bizarre that you are unlikely to forget them in a hurry! Here is a list of Franglish's favourites. READ MORE

 France's Top Summer Festivals 

Author: Camilla Freeman
It's that time of year again! Don't miss out on the fantastic festivals taking place across France this month. With such a wide range of activities and entertainment on offer, and with events organised all over the country including Nice, Lyon, Montpellier, Bordeaux, Lille, Nantes, you are sure to find something to suit you. READ MORE