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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...

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...

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.