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  • OUT NOW! Our 213th XL issue!

In print!

OUT NOW! Our 213th XL issue!

Croissants, Napoléon, Françoise Cactus... this month EXB is on a Tour de France across Berlin with a special XL issue on French fun, food and freaks in the capital!

French in Berlin – Eight gallic movers and shakers who’ve made the Hauptstadt the place it is

Love thy neighbour? – The francophiles who have imported their own version of savoir-vivre to Berlin.

When Napoléon conquered Berlin – All you need to know about the “petit Caporal’s” short sojourn in the German capital.

Francophone poetry – Berlin-based poet Jonas Fortier on Québécois identity, language and French world literature.

A Berlin Tour de France – From Galeries Lafayette to Maison de France and Paris Bar: our map of the best French places in Berlin.

Geniale Französin – A tribute to the inimitable Françoise Cactus by the artists who knew her.

Sehnsuchtsort France – Schaubühne director Thomas Ostermeier on bringing French literature to the Berlin stage.

French Food Special – From the country that invented the word “cuisine”, check out our rundown of French food spots.

Also in this issue…

Political Notebook – Konrad Werner laments the amnesia surrounding investigations into far-right crimes.

Best of Berlin – A trippy Monet exhibition, a French café-come-concept store and graffiti jewellery.

What’s On – Our culture editors bring you the latest in film, music, stage and art.

Books – Our books editor talks to Wunderkind of German poetry Durs Grünbein.

The Gay Berliner – Walter Crasshole on the line between being transphobic and just being an asshole.

Short escapes – If you can’t spring for a glass of Pinot Grigio on the Canale Grande, why not try a round of smokey whiskies in the Spreewald this March?