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Road safety: a new yellow light for pedestrians.

Trade and Society

In order to improve the safety of city users, a new yellow light for pedestrians is being tested in 6 major cities in France. We invite you to discover how these new tricolor pedestrian lights work and their benefits.

30
May
2023

Blue Flag: How to know the quality of bathing water?

Trade and Society

France has more than 3000 freshwater and seawater bathing areas. Among them, more than 500 beaches and ports are awarded the Blue Flag label in 2023. Even in the absence of a label, the quality of bathing water is subject to health monitoring to prevent any risks for bathers. Here is everything you need to know about the quality of bathing water in France.

24
May
2023

The fanny pack: a trend deciphered in 5 questions.

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If you think the fanny pack is completely outdated, you're totally wrong! This iconic accessory from the 1990s is making a comeback in our wardrobes and is now worn with style. We'll explain how to follow this new trend in 5 questions.

23
May
2023

How to dress for the beach?

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When packing for a beach vacation, choosing a swimsuit is not the only question to ask yourself. If you want to have style on the sand or pebbles, you also need to switch to beachwear mode and carefully choose your clothes, shoes, and accessories for lounging in the sun. We explain how to dress for the beach.

04
May
2023

Bakery: the national competition for the best baguette.

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As part of the Bread Festival, the National Confederation of French Bakery and Pastry organizes the national competition for the best traditional French baguette! This event, which takes place in front of the public, is an excellent way to promote bread that is flavorful and made by a skilled baker.

02
May
2023

"The World Cutlery Meetings: a new event in Thiers"

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The city of Thiers in Auvergne has been the largest French center for cutlery production for over six centuries. Known as the "European Capital of Cutlery," it has hosted the Coutellia trade fair dedicated to art and traditional knives for over twenty-five years. For the first time in 2016, a new event served as a prelude to this fair: the World Cutlery Meetings or Thiers Meetings.

02
May
2023

Coutellia: the art knife show in Thiers.

Trade and Society

The town of Thiers in Auvergne is the birthplace of French cutlery. It is where the International Exhibition of Art and Traditional Knives, Coutellia, is held every year: a must-attend event for enthusiasts!

02
May
2023

Fair Trade Fortnight: events throughout France.

Trade and Society

"Fair Trade Fortnight aims to raise public awareness of the issues of international solidarity and responsible consumption. This operation gives rise to hundreds of events throughout France."

02
May
2023

Trabbia Vuillermoz: Jewelry made in Jura.

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Did you know that sizing and polishing colored stones is a traditional activity in the Haut-Jura region? This expertise, also known as lapidary art, is now perpetuated by jewelers from the Jura region such as those from the Trabbia Vuillermoz house. Here is the story of this local and family-owned business that has been offering made in France creations since 1946.

19
Apr
2023

Easter: How to choose your chocolates wisely?

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Chocolate is one of the favorite products of the French, who consume an average of more than 6 kg per year per inhabitant! Easter and Christmas are two peak times for chocolate sales and two highly anticipated times of the year for young and old gourmets. But do you know the criteria to check when buying your Easter bunnies and eggs? Here's a handy guide to choosing your Easter chocolates wisely.

03
Apr
2023
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