French culture

French culture · 01 January 2019
New Year's day is the first public holiday or "jour férié" in the 2019 French calendar. This year all but one will fall on a week day, meaning there could be 9 long weekends!

French culture · 31 October 2018
On November 1st, the French will be marking "la Toussaint" or All Saints' Day, widely known as a day for remembering the dead...

French culture · 31 August 2018
More than just "back to school", la Rentrée is a major event in the French calendar that affects the whole of French society, not just school children and students.

French culture · 30 April 2018
There are 11 "jours fériés" or public holidays in France - 4 of which fall in May! We find out what they represent for the French...

French culture · 29 January 2018
We are getting in the Valentine's day mood here at French Residential! We have one pair of Doisneau quality reproductions to give away!

French culture · 31 December 2017
The final part in the series on how to keep your New Year's resolutions in French style!

French culture · 30 December 2017
In this third chapter, we look at how the French spend more time with friends and family and how they drink less alcohol...

French culture · 29 December 2017
In this second instalment we investigate how the French eat healthily and how they learn a new skill or hobby...

French culture · 28 December 2017
Part one: Find out how to exercise and lose weight in true French style!

French culture · 29 November 2017
What is “la délation” and why are French feminists unhappy with Emmanuel Macron’s use of this word? This week the “Big Mac” announced a number of measures to improve gender equality and tackle sexual harassment in France. . .