The age old French tradition of ‘la bise’ and the ‘poignée de main’ (handshake) hang in the balance as the French government advises the nation to ‘saluer sans serrer la main et arrêter les embrassades’

Did you know that the word ‘apéritif’ comes from the Latin ‘aperire’ meaning to open or uncover? As it is typically served before a meal to whet the appetite, (as opposed to a ‘digestif’, which is served at the end of a meal to aid digestion), it opens both appetites and a bottle or two.

State auctions – Adjugé, Vendu! State auctions (les ventes domaniales) take place throughout France and are organised by the DNID, responsible for selling off a variety of state owned property, assets and estates..

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