A gathering on 6 March at the Europe 1 radio station, to call for Didier François' and Edouard Élias' liberation.

Four French journalists freed after Syria kidnapping

Four French journalists are safe and in good health, after being held hostage in Syria since June 2013. The hostages were found overnight Friday by Turkish soldiers on the border between Turkey and Syria, where they had been tied-up and blindfolded.

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François I by Jean Clouet (around 1530)
11/04/2014 - France - China

Twelve masterpieces from French museums are to travel to the Chinese territory of Macau as part of the Le French May season, celebrated annually on the island and in Hong Kong.

Pablo Trapero
08/04/2014 - Cannes Film Festival 2014

Argentinean scriptwriter, producer and director Pablo Trapero will chair the jury of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard selection.

The manuscript of 120 Days of Sodom written by Sade in 1785
03/04/2014 - France - Switzerland

One of the most notorious works of erotica in the history of world literature is to be returned to France.

The French historian Jacques Le Goff in 1988
01/04/2014 - France

Frenchman Jacques Le Goff, one of the most influential medieval historians of modern times, died in Paris on Tuesday aged 90.

The guillotine awaiting auction in Nantes
25/03/2014 - France

A 19th century guillotine, still in perfect working order, is to be auctioned in France on Thursday and is expected to fetch up to 60,000 euros.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - Marcelle Lender dansant le boléro dans Chilpéric  (1895-1896)
24/01/2014 - France

The nymphs and courtiers of Watteau and Fragonard and the caustic graphics of Gustave Doré form quite a contrast on Paris’s art scene this season.

Mick Jagger (L) with L'Wren Scott in 2012
28/03/2014 - France

An upcoming Rolling Stones concert in Paris was sold out in less than an hour, organisers said Friday. Fans snapped all 75,000 tickets in 51 minutes, they reported.

The programme for the 68th Avignon Festival.
23/03/2014 - France

The programme for the 68th Avignon Festival, one of the largest annual international theatre events in the world, has been unveiled in Paris.

A chest of drawers from the Félix Marcilhac collection
13/03/2014 - France

The sale of a collection of Art Déco and Art Nouveau objects, belonging to Paris art expert Félix Marcilhac, attracted 21 record sums, auctioneers Sotheby’s and Artcurial ...

Teenagers at Alfred Sisley College in Moret-sur-Loing perform basketbeat alongside their school orchestra
12/03/2014 - Report: France

When he noticed that youngsters took to sport more easily than music, Spanish musician and youth leader Josep Aragay Borràs developed Basket Beat, using basketballs to teach percussion.

The poster for The Monuments Men
08/03/2014 - France - Germany

France is to give back three paintings pillaged by the Nazis on Tuesday, the day before George Clooney's film The Monuments Men opens in French cinemas.

Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares with their award for best animated short film "Mr. Hublot".
03/03/2014 - France - United States

"Mr Hublot", a joint Franco-Luxembourger production, took the prize for Best animated short film at the US Academy Awards on Sunday, beating the Disney favourite "Get a ...

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