Jurassic World Near Paris

Jurassic World at the Cité du Cinéma feels like the closest you’ll ever get to the “real” Jurassic Park. Let’s hope so, anyway, because those other dinosaurs were always getting out!

A Chocoholic’s Guide to Paris

Love chocolate as much as you love Paris? Moi aussi, so make sure you’ve read these tips on the most indulgent ways to combine that sweet tooth with culture and relaxation in the French capital…

Why Every Week is Fashion Week in Paris

You’ll find regular exhibitions on the greatest French couturiers, super stylish cafés and restaurants in the image of some very famous names in fashion, not to mention endless opportunities to take advantage of serious discounts on your favourite designer labels.

Balmain: Beauty Bargains for Lips & Nails

Who knew the fashion house did lipsticks now?! Launched in collaboration with L’Oréal, the Balmain lipsticks cost about half what you’d usually expect to pay for designer lipsticks.

Don’t miss: Les Franglaises at the Bobino

Les Franglaises take famous songs in English and perform them in French for maximum comedic effect. Think Michael Jackson, Queen, The Spice Girls and The Beach Boys… most of them never made that much sense in the first place, which is why it works so well!

Bank Holiday Tuesday? Only in France!

Earlier this week, there was a bank holiday in France… and no matter how many times they come around, I am never expecting one mid-week! In the UK, all our bank holidays are on Mondays – bank holiday Tuesday, or Wednesday, Thursday, etc. just don’t exist.

Learning French the hard way

I’m willing to bet there are a few words and phrases in our French vocabularies that we had to learn the hard way, which is why we’ll never, ever forget them! These three have certainly been burned into my brain for eternity…

5 delicious floral delicacies from France

It has to be said, I like an edible flower or two in my salad. And yet rose and violet creams are the only chocs I can’t eat – way too much like perfume for my taste! However, there’s a much more interesting array of sweet, floral flavoured treats in France… and they’re actually not half bad.

Review: French themed Ballerina film (AKA Leap!)

This morning, I finally got the chance to go and see the animated Ballerina film originally released around Christmas 2016. You’d be hard pressed to come up with a film that combined more of my favourite things: Paris, ballet and the talented Maddie Ziegler from Sia’s music videos.

Taking the plonge – drinking & dunking

As a nation of tea drinkers, you’d be forgiven for thinking that we must be the most enthusiastic dunkers in existence. But anyone who’s spent enough time in France will probably realise that the French are quirkier and more eccentric in this respect than we will ever be.