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What is cognac, armagnac and calvados ? 10 classic French holiday spirits explained.

What is cognac, armagnac and calvados ? 10 classic French holiday spirits explained.

We have all heard of the classic French Spirits that are both iconic and delicious.....but what actually are they?

When looking at spirits its best to understand firstly what is the base or fruit juice used in its production. Because France is so rich in quality wine and therefore grapes, we have some seriously class leading and world famous examples of distilled grape juice coming from France, these are called Brandies and the two most famous French ones are Cognac and Armagnac.

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...

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.

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.