What "bonne année" means in French

To remember this distance and the constance of friendship, regardless of how long it’s been since your paths have crossed, seems to add a touch more humanity to the technology-driven lives we’re all leading, and it’s something that I’ve found the French do particularly well.

Paris men’s book club: Paris to the moon

Like many authors before him, and since, US based Adam Gopnik was drawn to live in Paris. In ‘Paris to the Moon’ he chronicles his experiences of being there during the last five years of the 1990s.

French escapades: C’est beau Les Baux de Provence

Les Baux is captivating in the hush of darkness, with only the echo of your feet on the narrow cobbled streets. And in broad daylight, with a panoramic view of the surrounding Alpilles countryside.

A French epiphany

There’s a delightful pâtisserie to savour after Christmas – an Epiphany cake called the galette des rois. It takes its name from the three wise men or Magi who visited Jesus twelve days after his birth. It’s served not just on January 6 but throughout the month.