• April Fools’ Day traditions in France – le 1er avril

    Although not directly related to Easter, the tradition of “Poisson d’Avril” is followed by all French children on 1 April. Paper fish are used to play an April Fools trick, involving sticking a paper fish onto the back of as many adults as possible, then running away yelling “Poisson d’Avril” (April Fish!). Find out more [...]

  • Spring in France – le printemps en France

    Blooming apple trees, new green leaves covering the trees, spring flowers in full bloom in the gardens, fields and forests… this explosion of new life tells us that spring is in the air! Featured image: Spring in Alsace © French Moments

  • Winter in France – L’hiver en France

    Winter is often considered as the least popular season for tourism in France. This is a coldest season of the year when the weather, gloomy and rough, forces the vegetation into a well earned pause. Trees are leafless, their trunks of a darkish-grey colour, and depending on the sky, snow and ice cover entire regions, [...]

  • Easter traditions in France – Pâques en France

    Easter in France is considered as the most important Christian celebration of the year. It commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion on Good Friday and marks the end of the fasting period of Lent. Find out more about spring in France here. Featured image: The Easter Bell © French [...]

  • Top 10 Most Visited Sites and Monuments in France

    The Top 10 of the most visited attractions in France in 2011 puts Paris at the top end of the scale. The list includes the number of paid admissions entrances to French sites, museums and monuments. It does not include free admission sites such as Notre-Dame in Paris and the Gothic cathedrals of France, the [...]

  • French Alps – Alpes françaises

    Walking underneath dramatic glaciers and snow-capped peaks, strolling in the picture perfect old towns and villages, tasting the delicious mountain cheese while relaxing on the shores of alpine lakes, the French Alps have much to offer to its visitors. Although crowded in winter, this part of France is often bypassed by English-speaking tourists in summer [...]

  • Brussels Waffles – Gaufres Kermesse

    A waffle is a batter cooked in a special waffle iron which is patterned to give a distinctive and characteristic grid shape. Waffles are traditionally eaten at Mardi-Gras with icing sugar, but toppings with chocolate (Nutella), berries or ice-cream are also enjoyed by young and old. Waffles were consumed by many Kings in the past, [...]

  • Top 10 Funny facts about Paris

    Paris, Ville Lumière and prestigious capital of France. We often think we know everything about this grand city: its monuments, its tumultuous history linked to the kings of France and the Republic, its immense cultural influence and economic power. To get off the beaten track, we compiled 10 funny facts about the city which we [...]

  • Paris in black and white

    Paris in Black and White: here is a selection of 30 photos we took over the last few years in the City of Lights. From the Louvre to the Eiffel Tower, from Notre-Dame to Montmartre, the French capital is always at its best when it needs to be photographed. Featured image: Tuileries Garden, Paris © [...]

  • Mardi-Gras in France – le Carnaval

    Mardi Gras and Carnival represent a festive season in France which refers to eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lent, accompanied with sumptuous public celebrations or parades (les carnavals) which take place in many French towns and schools. Featured image: © French Moments

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