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Christmas in France: So. Much. Food!

Join FRANCE 24 as we take a look at how we celebrate "Noël" in France. French people tend to have a big family lunch on Christmas Day, but the big day is in fact on Christmas Eve. Called the "réveillon de Noël", it involves eating traditional French dishes like oyster, foie gras, chestnut-stuffed turkey and a delicious log-shaped cake. Essentially, celebrating Christmas in France is all about eating until you pop. Joyeux Noël!

By Florence VILLEMINOT

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2018-07-18 Florence VILLEMINOT

What the World Cup win means for France

France erupted with joy on July 15 when Les Bleus beat Croatia in the World Cup final. It's a big deal for any country to win the World Cup, but it felt particularly special in...

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2018-07-12 Florence VILLEMINOT

Tour de France: More than a cycling race, a celebration!

The Tour de France is the biggest free sporting spectacle in the world. First organized in 1903, the so-called "Grande Boucle" is held primarily during the month of July and...

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2018-07-05 Florence VILLEMINOT

Are the French really bad drivers?

French people have the reputation of being pretty reckless behind the wheel, but how true is that stereotype? Despite regular traffic violations, the number of deaths on French...

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2018-06-29 Florence VILLEMINOT

Parlez-vous français? The ins and outs of the French language

In this episode of French Connections Plus, we explore the ins and outs of the French language. Once the language of diplomacy, French is still influential around the world,...

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2018-06-21 Florence VILLEMINOT

Allez les Bleus! Exploring France's love of football

With the World Cup in full swing, we explore France's love of football, the so-called national sport. Many people hope Team France (known as "Les Bleus") will repeat history and...

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