Paul McCarthy's Tree in front of the column celebrating Napoleon's victories on the Place Vendôme
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Paris’s ‘butt plug’ art work not to be reflated after sabotage attack

The American artist who placed an inflatable sculpture resembling a giant anal plug in a posh Paris square is not going to try again after saboteurs attacked it on Thusday night. Paul McCarthy, 69, said he wanted to avoid confrontation and physical violence.

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Patrick Modiano
09/10/2014 - France

French historical novelist Patrick Modiano has won the Nobel Prize for Literature, the fifteenth time a French writer has won the distinction.


The Eiffel Tower's new glass floor
07/10/2014 - France

The Mayor of Paris on Monday officially opened a new glass floor on the first level of the Eiffel Tower, increasing the attraction of one of the world’s most visited monuments.

Afghanistan, 1955
05/10/2014 - Report: Culture
Lyon is the birthplace of Marc Riboud, one of France’s greatest living photographers. Now 91, Riboud headed north for Paris about 60 years ago, and his artistic career took off.
The 13th Nuit Blanche will start at dusk on 4 October, 2014.
04/10/2014 - France
Paris is bracing for a sleepless night on Saturday as the 13th annual Nuit Blanche is set to take participants on an all night multi-venue escapade through artistic installations and performances. ...
Edgar Degas' work often featured dancers: Petite danseuse de quatorze ans (1879-1881)
30/09/2014 - France - Cyprus

Thieves have stolen an Edgar Degas painting, valued at six million euros, from the home of a private collector in Cyprus.

The novel is inspired by l'Etranger, by Albert Camus

The Algerian journalist Kamel Daoud was named in Paris on Monday as the winner of a major world prize for French literature, for his novel “Mersault the counter-enquiry”.

Brigitte Bardot. File 1968.
29/09/2014 - France

Cinema icon Brigitte Bardot celebrated her 80th birthday in private on Sunday at her French Riviera house.

Reconstitution of a Gallic village at  Pleumeur-Bodou, Brittany.
19/09/2014 - France - United Kingdom

The Gauls used boomerangs 2,000 years ago, according to archaeologists who have found a wooden curved stick at a beach near Cherbourg in northern France.

Katsushika Hokusai - The Great Wave off Kanagawa (around 1830-1834)
09/09/2014 - France
The great Katsushika Hokusai brings the Japanese aesthetic to the Grand Palais, which he shares with noisy Niki de Saint Phalle in this season’s Paris art shows.