Smoke from the fire which started at a textile warehouse in La Courneuve, near Paris
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Massive fire closes Paris motorway

The A86 motorway out of Paris was closed Saturday morning as thick smoke continued to billow out of a massive fire in a textile warehouse just outside the French capital. Traffic on the RER B rail link to Charles De Gaulle and Le Bourget airports resumed after being stopped on Friday afternoon.

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La Promenade by Pierre Bonnard.
30/03/2015 - France
A collection of about 100 paintings, sketches and memorabilia from French painter Pierre Bonnard fetched 5.5 million euros at an auction in Fontainebleau near Paris on Sunday.
The contract for Dieudonné's show in Avignon has been cancelled by the venue's manager.
25/03/2015 - Culture/FRANCE

A show by controversial French comic Dieudonné will not open in the southern city of Avignon Saturday as scheduled after a court ruled that the venue's operator could cancel the lease.

Inside the Musée d'Orsay in Paris
19/03/2015 - France

The Musee d'Orsay has dropped its ban on visitors taking photos of artworks after France's culture minister openly flouted the restriction on Monday, sparking criticism.

A Kindle, you'll have to pay 20 per cent VAt to read books on it now
05/03/2015 - France - Luxembourg - European Union
France has been ordered to raise sales tax on e-books from 5.5 per cent to 20 per cent.
More than 200 skeletons have been discovered beneath a supermarket on Boulevard Sebastopol in Paris.
03/03/2015 - FRANCE
French archeologists are trying to unravel the secret of 200 human skeletons found in mass graves beneath a Monoprix supermarket in the centre of Paris.
Chinese museum of Empress Eugenie, Fontainebleau chateau.
02/03/2015 - France - China

Fifteen chinese artefacts were lifted from Fontainebleau chateau - south of Paris - early on Monday morning.

Diego Velazquez, The Toilet of Venus (1647-1651)
23/02/2015 - France
Spanish splendour from Velazquez, vice and low life in Baroque-era Rome, Tudor pomp, domestic bliss and ladies in the bath and some louche Outsider Art hit the Paris museums and galleries this ...
Composer Alexandre Desplat holds his award at the 2015 Oscars.
23/02/2015 - FRANCE - USA
French composer Alexandre Desplat won the Academy Award for his soundtrack to the movie The Grand Budapest Hotel on Sunday night.
Still from "Bwaya" by Francis Xavier Pasion
22/02/2015 - Report: Culture
A film about a crocodile in the Philippines outback helps raise local cultural awareness at home and abroad, coming out as the top jury pick at the 21st Festival International du Cinéma ...
Director Abderrahmane Sissako and his seven Césars awarded to him on Friday.
21/02/2015 - France
“Timbuktu” swept up seven awards including best film at Friday’s 40th annual César awards, while actress Kristen Steward became the first American actress to win ...
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