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The 10 most common French words you won't learn in school Once you've mastered the basics of French you will discover a whole subsection of words and phrases that definitely won't be in your textbooks. French writer Olivia Sorrel Dejerine gives us a run-down on verlan.
6 reasons France's Covid vaccine rollout has been so slow Is it the fault of anti-vaxxers, the government, supply problems or even Brexit? It's not really in doubt that the beginning of France's Covid vaccine programme has been slow, but what are the factors that have caused this?
French PM urges police to enforce Covid measures in high alert zones
French PM urges police to enforce Covid measures in high alert zones French Prime Minister Jean Castex has called on police chiefs in 20 departments under heightened surveillance threatened by an explosion of coronavirus cases to crack down on citizens flouting the rules aimed at stemming the spread of the illness.
Being a French expat during the Covid-19 pandemic
Being a French expat during the Covid-19 pandemic This week, we're putting the Focus on France's expat community. For French citizens living abroad, the pandemic has played out in a very different way than for their compatriots back home: from political responses to financial and professional consequences, not forgetting travel bans, each adoptive nation has had its own way Read More

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Prints of Provence, fabrics on a marketstall

Prints of Provence: “Les Indiennes” colourful fabrics

in History and Traditions by Margo Lestz
How could a fabric that originated in India, was copied by Armenians and outlawed in France, become a symbol of Provence? The kaleidoscope of cotton fabrics that punctuate the Provençal markets today just seem to shout “southern France”. They are decorated with cicadas, olives and flowers in colours that reflect the local…
Mimosa ladies in a group

Mimosa Matters fundraising: past, present and future

in Community by Karen Hockney
Five years ago, Mimosa Matters started life as a conversation over coffee among a group of female expats who had all been touched by cancer and were keen to make a difference to the community they live in. Today, this association has raised almost a quarter of a million euros through a variety of innovative and fun events,…