Bastia striker Brandao has been jailed for a month and fined 20,000 euros for headbutting Paris Saint Germain footballer Thiago Motta after a match in August. Judges considered that the attack was premeditated.
A new literary festival kicks off on Friday in the south western French town of Pau with “happiness” as its inaugural theme.
Thousands of Beaujolais wine lovers gathered at midnight on Wednesday night in the eastern French home town of Beaujeu to sample the Beaujolais 2014 vintage.
Manitas de Plata, the gypsy guitarist of humble origins feted by Picasso and Dali, who enflamed flamenco-lovers the world over, has died aged 93, his daughter announced on
French ballerina Sylvie Guillem, one of the greatest dancers of her generation, has announced that she is to retire at the end of 2015.
An all-woman jury awarded France's prestigious Femina Prize to Haiti's Yanick Lahens on Monday for Bain de lune, a family epic interwoven with the challenges facing her home country.