Which Languages are Spoken in France?

France’s national language, French, is one of the most spoken in the world. But did you know that between Metropolitan France and its overseas territories, there are, in total, 82 ‘languages of France’? In this post, we’ll take a look at languages spoken in France, which versions of French are spoken overseas and the state … Read more

Basque Boys’ Night Out—And Other Cultural Surprises

Speakers of the Basque language, a language spoken in self-governing parts of France and Spain, have a tradition of male-only nights out. The evenings take place behind closed doors in specially rented or purpose-bought premises, often basements. But the events, which are called txoko—from the Basque word ‘zoko,’ meaning ‘cosy nook’—are far from questionable; sweetly, … Read more