Is French healthcare the best in the world?

30 Aug

When it comes to healthcare, the French are very proud of their system. It’s high quality, accessible and affordable. France’s “système de santé” ranks among the best in the world. Despite this enthusiasm, it’s far from perfect and critics say the sys…

Celebrate! France’s love affair with holidays

18 Jul

With a minimum of 30 days of paid leave per year, French people have the reputation of being on vacation all the time. During the summer months of July and August, the country virtually shuts down. So what do they do with all those cherished “congés p…

Is Paris still the fashion capital of the world?

28 Jun

France and style go hand in hand and Paris is often called the fashion capital of the world. It’s not just fancy haute couture; the way everyday French people dress is also a source of fascination abroad. They’re so chic… and yet it seems so effortl…

How D-Day was experienced by the French

6 Jun

As world leaders gather in Normandy to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we explore how “The Longest Day” was experienced by the French and how its legacy lives on today. Seventy-five years after the Allies were welcomed as heroes, there’s st…