Websites and the Toubon Law

The Toubon Law (LOI no 94-655 of 4 August 1994 relating to usage of the French language) is a law of the French government mandating the use of the French language in official government publications, in all advertisements, in all workplaces, in commercial contracts, in all government-financed schools, and some other commercial communication contexts. This also includes websites.

Find out more at Legifrance.gouv.fr LOI no 94-665

Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toubon_Law#Enforcement_against_French_subsidiaries_of_US-based_organizations gives examples of where an organisation has been fined for not having an english version of their website.

If you already have a website in english, the page layout, colour scheme, etc are already in place. It need not be expensive to have a french version of your french pages. Please feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me if you would like any advice or a free “no obligation” consultation.

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New Website for UTLT Spa B&B

Website Design for UTLT

This 24 page website (coming soon in french) has been designed for a Spa B&B in the Charente, which has en-suite, gite, tipi and bunk accommodation; offers a variety of holistic treatments; specialises in vegetarian and vegan cooking and runs a whole host of craft workshops. To add variety between the pages without being confusing the website keeps it’s layout throughout but contains various slideshows and galleries to showcase Nikki’s ecclectic mix of services and activities and Sean’s amazing photography at their best. This website is a great one to visit if you are considering professional slideshows.

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