World Cup 2018: French social media’s reaction to being World Champions

It may still hurt if you’re an England fan who thought it should have been the Three Lions playing on Sunday night. But France ended up World Cup winners, beating Croatia 4-2, and celebrated in biblical rains. There were parties in the streets, parties in the parks and parties in the bars. And it didn’t take […]

Small, White and Strong: How French Cigarettes Became the Coolest in the World

How do two French cigarette brands become so cool that the government wants to outlaw them? Short, stubby and with an intense, distinctive smell: it’s easy to make unkind and stereotypical comparisons between French people and their iconic cigarettes. But Gitanes and Gauloises are subject to a prospective law in France which has smokers up […]