First for French Property Blog

Aug 222020
French Films And Their Locations

Many film buffs rate the French film industry for being bold and evocative, largely thanks to the Nouvelle Vague movement of the 1950s, which rejected traditional film-making conventions in favour of a more experimental style. Certain French films, however, can be credited with popularising the locations in which they’re set, introducing new areas both to […]

Jul 282020
Rick Stein's Secret France – A Journey To The Home Of Cuisine

In the popular BBC series Rick Stein’s Secret France, the Padstow-based celebrity chef takes a personal road trip around France, from Dieppe to Cassis, meeting restaurateurs and specialist producers, hoping to find that France is still the home of fine food, particularly if you look off the beaten track. The series is a glorious road […]

Jun 112020
French Cycling Holidays – Where To Go?

If you enjoy cycling and love to visit France, it’s easy to combine both passions at the same time. Home of the greatest professional tour of them all, the Tour de France, which usually takes place in July, cycling is so revered in France that it is considered the national sport. For those who’d prefer […]

Jun 012020
A Guide To Verlan – France's Popular Slang

If you are in the process of learning French and are keen to impress your friends and neighbours with some zarbi new words, why not try out some of the French slang Verlan on them? Zarbi, you ask? Just switch the syllables, and you’ll find the word Bizarre. As puzzling to the untrained ear as […]

May 082020

Think of French celebrities and certain names will probably come to mind: Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Deneuve, Jean Reno, Vanessa Paradis and Gerard Depardieu among them. While these are most certainly iconic, there are numerous television personalities, singers and actors who are hugely famous in France today, but little known outside. If you are seriously considering […]