Why Olivier Giroud Has Often Been Underappreciated During His Time At Arsenal

Callum Rice-Coates | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Sport
Callum Rice-Coates

Giroud has had a reputation among many as a lumbering, cumbersome, but mildly useful target man, who occasionally offers something different in attack. The reality is, though, that he has been far more than that. The Frenchman has been a generally consistent and reliable performer since he made the move to London from Montpellier in 2012, but the main problem is that he has had to do it alone.

Algeria to New Caledonia: An Exile

Naila Missous | Posted 09.07.2017 | UK
Naila Missous

Algerians of New Caledonia, known as Algerians of the Pacific are a group men that were deported by French Authorities to labour camps on the islands of New Caledonia in 1873, just off the coast of Australia. Why? As punishment for participating in the 1871 uprising against the French Colonial Administration in Algeria.

New Brexit Hooligans

Stephen Clarke | Posted 27.05.2017 | UK Politics
Stephen Clarke

In short, the eurocrats are scared of a fight. They're as unlike Hitler as you could get. But European pacifism is apparently not something that Messrs Cameron and Johnson want to hear about.

That First School Trip Abroad

Kathryn Berens | Posted 11.03.2017 | UK Parents
Kathryn Berens

In approximately 1 hour and 27 minutes my son will land back at Gatwick after his first trip abroad with the school. Approximately is not accurate, in exactly 1 hour and 27 minutes my son will land - how do I know this? Because I am his mother and I have been counting down the minutes until his return. I am under no illusions that he has been doing the same.

I'll Always Go Back To Paris, Regardless Of The State Of Emergency

Alex Jackson | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Jackson

The real attack on French culture here is the parliament's decision to reinforce the state of emergency, by no way a banner for tourists or French citizens alike. We look at France as the birthplace of modern democracy, and the country's founding call for liberté is something we should not take for granted the world over.

Raspberry Macaroons

Adam Warren | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Warren

I've carefully broken down this recipe and kept it as straight-forward as possible. I won't lie and say they're the easiest cookies to make, but they are so worth it and once you get the hang of them they'll become a kitchen favourite.

Learn, Apprendre, Imparare, Aprender, Lernen

Kate Holliday | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Holliday

Recently, I was asked to help a young student in my school from France with some of her classes. She's in the process of learning English, but isn't q...

A French Village's Pragmatic Justice Keeps Its Foreigners Happy

Memuna Forna | Posted 06.08.2016 | UK
Memuna Forna

For the last 10 summers, I've holidayed in southern France in a village of 300 people. St Nazaire de Ladarez is frankly unreconstructed. As I understand, surrounding villages call it Le Village Gaulois - or the prehistoric village...

The Emotional Pain of Words

Vic Lennard | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vic Lennard

As children, many of us were taught the old adage that "sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me." But while broken bones heal, the damage done by hastily spoken words rarely does and the pain can be multiplied manyfold when words are left unsaid.

Dating Site For Married People Sued For 'Encouraging Cheating'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A French dating site which caters to married women looking to have affairs is being taken to court for allegedly breaching the country's civil law. ...

Vive La Difference

Judith Owen | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Judith Owen

I love visiting Paris...the food, the history, the arrogance, everything that tells me I'm a tourist. My sister is a hard core Francophile. She ran away to live the dream there, ended up fluent, and a professor at La Sorbonne.

Back of the Net!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

To make the most of your weekend, and say a sorrowful/welcome goodbye to the World Cup for another four years (delete where appropriate), we've a whole host of Matchday Munchies on Food Tube!

Being Jean Paul Gaultier

Iain R Webb | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Iain R Webb

At the opening reception for the The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaulter: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, the designer related how he and his team had been working on the exhibition for over a year. It shows.

Dropping Winter Weight, à la Française

Rebeca Plantier | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebeca Plantier

One thing that always impressed me about springtime in Paris is how comfortable women here seem to be with peeling off the winter layers of clothing. All of a sudden, like tulips in the Tuileries, pencil skirts, nude legs in sling-backs and sleeveless arms crop up everywhere. It's like they have nothing to hide. How liberating that sounds.

A Language Assistant's Life in La Réunion

Ben Dalton | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Dalton

Climbing down the plane steps, Reunion has clearly pulled out all the stops. It's like one of those ridiculous Hollywood tropical islands, like Spooky Island from Scooby Doo, when you arrive to postcard palm trees, people flinging flower necklaces around your neck (this of course didn't actually happen) and with 'Pass the Duchee on the Left hand Side' playing as the soundtrack.

French Obsessions With Sophie Delila

Liza Bel | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Liza Bel

She applies her rich jazzy voice to catchy pop tunes with a touch of soul. She already has two albums to her credit and several appearances alongside prominent contemporary musicians. She agreed to give me a sneak peek into her rehearsal and her studio.

Jessica Elgot

French Spies 'Planned To Assassinate Abu Hamza' | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK

The French government became so infuriated with London's refusal to deal with its hotbeds of extremism that they plotted to assassinate extremist prea...

Lilly Zazou and Other French Cabaret à Londres

Will Noble | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Will Noble

A couple of weeks back I was in the bowels of Heath Street Baptist Church in Hampstead for an evening of French jazz, courtesy of Lilly Zazou. Lilly, aka Elise Lefay is an extraordinarily accomplished mademoiselle, able to turn her vocal cords to anything from Piaf to Poulenc.

Time to Shake Off My Language Shame and Get Back to the Classroom

Liam Beattie | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Beattie

In a previous article for the Huffington Post I went public about my language shame; well I am pleased to announce that I am (hopefully) on the course to rectifying this rather embarrassing situation. I have decided to start taking language classes so I should be able to speak something other than English...

Parler L'anglais? My Language Shame

Liam Beattie | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Beattie

Having recently moved overseas to work as an intern, I have been spending some time pondering what have been the most awkward moments of adapting to life in Belgium. Now I have given this some serious thought...

Why Parisians Need to Laugh More and Shrug Less

BritChick Paris | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

You can always gauge the happiness level of a country when you step into one of their taxis. "'Ello love" is the genuine greeting from any London cabbie who then natters about the weather and thrusts the Currant Bun/Sun in your hands. You'd be lucky with a grunt in Paris.

Populaire (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

Populaire boasts an offbeat premise. In the 1950s bright, ambitious Rose Pamphyle (Deborah Francois) wants to be a modern woman. There's just one prob...

Anti-Racism Group Back French Man 'Attacked For Being White' On Metro

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK

A leading anti-racism group in France has for the first time backed a defendant who claims to have been assaulted for being white on the Paris metro. ...

Parisian Dream; My French Double Life

Rachel Montague-Ebbs | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK Style
Rachel Montague-Ebbs

I often think I should have been born in a different era. In 1920's Paris or a little town in the French countryside. I would have been the young wom...

Could British Intervention In Mali Be A Bad Idea?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK

Britain's announcement confirming the deployment of 330 military personnel to assist French military intervention in Mali has been met with a noticeab...