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What is Bastille Day? The history and why it means so much to French people

What is Bastille Day? The history and why it means so much to French people

Bastille Day is a National Public Holiday in France. It is celebrated with great pride every year with parades, fireworks and parties. The celebrat...

The Story of the Eiffel Tower

The Story of the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is the most emblematic monument of Paris and probably the world ! It is also the most visited paying monument worldwide, with over...

Where to shop till you drop in Paris

Where to shop till you drop in Paris

Paris is one of the world's shopping capitals. Its reputation as one of the world's leading fashion capitals is well established, and it is easy to...

French Cheese the Full Story

French Cheese the Full Story

In France, you can find many of the best cheeses in the world, and there is so much variety from region to region and town to town, that we had to ...

Ever tasted the baguette the French President eats?

Ever tasted the baguette the French President eats?

Every Year the contest for the best baguette in all of Paris takes place with the baguettes of bakers from the whole of the French capital competin...

5 Travel Hacks to Not Getting Stuck in the Queue in Paris

5 Travel Hacks to Not Getting Stuck in the Queue in Paris

Paris is a very big and very busy city, these small tips may help you to better plan and avoid long queues on and off the road.

5 Ways to Blend into Paris like a Parisien

5 Ways to Blend into Paris like a Parisien

Travelling to any country, sometimes you just want to blend in and not look like a tourist, you want to live the local way and pretend to know what you are doing. In Paris this can be quite hard, especially if you have limited French language, but here's a few tips that might help.

What does Laguiole mean?

What does Laguiole mean?

The term Laguoile has become synonymous with knives and cutlery of a particular shape, however REAL Laguiole is manufactured in the Massif Central region of France, in Thiers and originally in the small village of Laguiole.

How to make sure Your Savon de Marseille is Authentic ?

How to make sure Your Savon de Marseille is Authentic ?

Savon de Marseille ... Many try and copy it, but only few still make it in the traditional way with the same time honoured ingredients. Petite France only supplies legitimate Savon de Marseille.

Savon de Marseille, over a century of history

Savon de Marseille, over a century of history

In this article we get an overview of how and since when Savon de Marseille has been made......the tradition and the recipe.

Why French products are better

Why French products are better

Many French products are so good as they have developed over time, utilising hand craftmanship, skills, knowledge and abilities developed over time, years, decades, generations. Products developing with a distinct cultural need or requirement, with the availability of natural ingredients and resources and to satisfy a growing level of sophistication in society. 

Living Heritage Company of France ...What is it?

Living Heritage Company of France ...What is it?

The French Government has a specific way in which they recognise and support companies which manufacture in France and who utilise traditional practices of excellence. The Enterprise du Patrimoine Vivant or Living Heritage Company award. Petite France loves sourcing from these amazing companies.