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Photo of different Metro tickets
French Railways
Richard J Moore

Buying the Right Ticket for the Paris Metro

The transport system in the Paris region includes the Metro, buses, trams and multiple rail systems. The good news is that there is an integrated ticket system with many different ways to buy a ticket. Read our guide to choosing the best Metro ticket so you know all the options and which is best for you.

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Croissant and Coffee
French Food
Richard J Moore

Is the French Croissant Really French ?

The croissant is the most French breakfast pastry going but it’s story is a more interesting. It’s not quite as French or as old as you might think. It has an interesting history involving an Austrian artillery officer and the French labor laws of the 20th century. Find out more in our guide to the croissant.

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Photo of different Metro tickets
French Railways
Richard J Moore

Buying the Right Ticket for the Paris Metro

The transport system in the Paris region includes the Metro, buses, trams and multiple rail systems. The good news is that there is an integrated ticket system with many different ways to buy a ticket. Read our guide to choosing the best Metro ticket so you know all the options and which is best for you.

Read More »
Croissant and Coffee
French Food
Richard J Moore

Is the French Croissant Really French ?

The croissant is the most French breakfast pastry going but it’s story is a more interesting. It’s not quite as French or as old as you might think. It has an interesting history involving an Austrian artillery officer and the French labor laws of the 20th century. Find out more in our guide to the croissant.

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Paris Metro Sign
French Railways
Richard J Moore

Travel the Paris Metro Like a Parisian

Visiting Paris for the first time ? The Metro is the best way to get around Paris quickly and is a great introduction to Parisian life. Our guide to the Metro explains all you need to know about buying tickets, navigating the around Paris with some tips and tricks to make it fun and exciting.

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Stack of french baguette
French Food
Richard J Moore

The Origins of the French Baguette

The French baguette may not be as French as you might think. You would be surprised to learn about the role an Austrian soldier and government labor laws played in the development of the French baguette as we know it today. Like the humble croissant the baguette has an interesting past.

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Eurostar Trains St Pancras London
French Railways
Richard J Moore

London to Paris Eurostar Guide

Eurostar is a high speed rail service which operates between London, Paris and Brussels and in 2018 Amsterdam. Our in depth guide provides a range of background information about the service and a hands on guide to booking and traveling on this premier rail service from the UK to Paris and onward to mainland Europe.

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Cheese for sale in shop window
French Food
Richard J Moore

French Cheese – Five of the Best

Confused about French cheese ? You’re not the only one. With over 400 varieties of cheese, a labeling system comparable to French wine and the challenge of finding some of them – where do you start? In our guide to five French cheeses you should try we demystify French cheese, provide a little history and finish with some tasting notes. Enjoy !

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TGV Train Service
French Railways
Richard J Moore

Traveling On The French Railway Network

The French rail network is an exciting way to explore Paris and France but the different options can get confusing. Our guide to the French Railway Network explains all the different options and the best ways to travel to other parts of France and Europe.

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Cherry Clafoutis Dessert
French Food
Richard J Moore

Five Essential French Desserts

The French have elevated the dessert to something of an art form. With something to suit all tastes and appetites it’s a challenge to choose five desserts which you have to try but we’ve given at a go and tried them all too. You can even cook them at home.

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Inspired by France is a small family blog . We have lived and worked in France at various times in our life and hope to spend a lot more time there in the future.

We love all things french ranging from film, music and literature to the simple pleasures of french cooking and the odd glass of wine. We want to share our love of France with other people interested in all things french

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