Is Charlemagne French or German?

The story of Charlemagne, the first sovereign of both France and Germany, is a rich one. In this article, Deputy Editor Sarah Jones looks at Europe’s development and progression with regards to Charlemagne’s rule.  Charlemagne (c.747-851 AD), (Charles le Grand or Karl der Große) has an ambiguous place in European history. Undoubtedly the greatest European…

Revolutionary Desire in ‘Le Mariage de Figaro’

One of France’s best loved plays is The Marriage of Figaro – praised for its comedic and romantic intrigue, as well as the crucial role it played in heralding the 1789 revolution. In this essay our French Content Editor, Sarah Jones, explores the politics of eighteenth-century drama through the character of Chérubin. Chérubin (left) hides behind Suzanne’s chair when the…

Top 10 things to do in Lyon, France

If you ever find yourself in France’s second biggest city, here’s Holly Cobb’s list of the not-to-be-missed attractions in Lyon. I’ve been living in Lyon for exactly 6 months now and have managed to get around enough of the city to appreciate its best bits. Here’s a run down of my Top 10 Things to Do. 1. Picnic on…

Photo Diary – Marrakesh, Morocco

A trip to Morocco isn’t complete without a stop in Marrakesh – let our French Content Editor Sarah Jones show you the sites to take in in only 24 hours, whilst you relax with a glass of mint tea and a chebakia. The Jemaa el Fna – before the acrobats, musicians and snake charmers move in The minaret of…