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Valentine’s Day in France Traditions | 6 fun facts to know

Valentine’s Day in France: a day of love, and romance like in many countries worldwide. In February, love is in the air: from heart-shaped pastries to bouquets of red roses, the French celebrate this romantic holiday pretty much as Americans do. But what are the origins of the traditional French St-Valentine Day and how does …

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My French-Inspired Winter Body Skincare Routine Tips

I love winter for hot chocolates, baths, snuggling under cozy blankets, and wearing comfy clothes but not for chapped lips and dry skin. As the winter weather sets in; indoor heating, low humidity levels, and the drop in temperatures, all work together to dehydrate your skin. That is why I take as extra care of …

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18 Unique Christmas Traditions in France By Region To Know!

Santa is soon coming to town friends, so why not talk about unusual French Christmas traditions that vary according to region? Every French province has its unique oddities. From weird foods, and bizarre traditions to even ways of speaking. This is also the case when it is time to celebrate the Christmas season in France! …

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The French Art Of Living | 10 Keys You Need To Know

As a nation famous for its know-how and “joie de vivre”, France has always been praised for its unique art of living French style. But what is the French art de vivre actually? In this article, you will discover 10 key elements to help you better understand what makes the French art of living such …

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5 Weird French Christmas Food Traditions To Try or Not!

What do the French eat at Christmas? Well, In France, Christmas is a time for family, friends, and of course, food like anywhere! From the savory to the sweet, there’s something for everyone. However, though French cuisine is famous for its fancy delicacies worldwide, you may find some French Christmas traditional foods weird and repulsive. …

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Balneotherapy cures: why the French love them so much?

Whether it’s sea or spring water, the French are fond of balneotherapy cures. Rightly so! Water is renowned for its multiple health benefits since Antiquity. Indeed, Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians would go regularly to the thermal baths both for social and therapeutic reasons. Today, from a one-week cure to a one-day treatment, thermal water spas …

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French Women Self-Care Ideas: 14 Top Tips!

Due to the COVID-19 and lockdowns, I’ve had more time to focus on my well-being and self-care habits. Yet many people during these awkward times fell into depression. Hence the need to pay more attention to ourselves. So NO, wellness movements are not just trends. Self-love and body positivity is indeed important for our mental …

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Chicory coffee health benefits: why the French love it?

I’ve had chicory coffee my entire life without even knowing what it was until very recently! That is probably because “la chicorée” is a French popular product that is cultivated in Northern France where I grew up. I always thought it was a type of coffee and to my big surprise, after finally questioning myself …

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10 French Lifestyle Tips To Adopt For A Happier Life

You’ve probably heard that the French take the time to enjoy life whenever they can. The French way of life is centered on how to live well rather than the “kill yourself at work to make the most money” mentality. The French call it the “Art de Vivre” which beautifully translates as “the art of …