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The golden sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun in his burial chamber at the Valley of the Kings, close to Luxor.
12/10/2015 - Report: Egypt

New research on Nefertiti's tomb whips up enthusiasm, and criticism

It's a theory that has got everyone talking - starting with archeologists.
Historical paintings of Henri d'Orleans (left) and French King Henri IV at Sotheby's auction house in Paris, 18 September 2015
29/09/2015 - France

Artwork, furniture of France's former royal family up for auction

More than 200 items owned by the House of Orleans are up for grabs in a collection of artworks and furniture worth millions of euros.

French junior minister for digital affairs Axelle Lemaire presents the plans for the internet bill on Saturday
27/09/2015 - FRANCE

France opens online consultation on draft 'digital republic' law

The French government is to stage an "unprecedented" online consultation on a new law on the internet, Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced this weekend.
Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806), Le verrou (the lock).
24/09/2015 - France

Art exhibitions in Paris, September 2015-January 2016

There’s sex next door to the Senate, over 100 Warhols at the Paris modern art museum, Picassomania at the Grand Palais, Wilfredo Lam at the Pompidou, the Louvre looks into its crystal ball and ...
The Ventriloquists Convention.
22/09/2015 - Report: France

F-words and dirty talk as puppet theatre goes behind ventriloquists' scene

Leading stage director Gisèle Vienne’s latest show is on tour.
‘Blind’ is a show at the International Puppet Theatre Festival in Charleville-Mézières
20/09/2015 - Report: France

Foam puppets come to life in Duda Paiva's 'Blind'

Wherever historic puppetry forms are still strong, and often part of annual ceremonies or rituals, they provide a firm base on which contemporary forms and inventions emerge.

Magic Mirror, a hall installed in the Place Ducale
20/09/2015 - Report: France

Puppets take over town in eastern France

The 18th International Puppet Theatre Festival is underway in Charleville-Mézières. Held every two years, it hosts all kinds of puppet theatre from 25 countries.

Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Segal in Bamako, on the roof where they recorded the albumi>Musique de nuit.</i>
18/09/2015 - EN LANGUE/MALI

Sounds of quiet beauty for a troubled world

Malian kora master Ballaké Sissoko and French cellist Vincent Segal first came together in 2009 for their highly-acclaimed debut album Chamber Music, creating a new sound from two seemingly ...
Anish Kapoor's Dirty Corner in the gardens of the Château de Versailles
06/09/2015 - FRANCE

Graffiti daubed on Kapoor's 'Queen's Vagina' sculpture at Versailles

British artist Anish Kapoor's giant scultpure, nicknamed the "Queen's Vagina", at Versailles château has been vandalised for the second time.
One of Omar Havana's photos after the Nepal earhtquake
06/09/2015 - France - Nepal

Nepal smiles in face of earthquake in Omar Havana’s photos

The Spanish-born photographer was already living in Nepal when the earthquake struck, killing 9,000 people and injuring over 20,000, in April this year.
Police cars in front of Louvre museum.
04/09/2015 - France

Pickpocket gang faces trial over robberies at Paris tourist sites

Seventeen people went on trial Friday, accused of robbing foreign tourists at Paris's main attractions, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay and the Château de ...
Soldiers sheltering behind sandbags while waiting for their commander. Bambari, Central African Republic, French outpost, August 16, 2014. Edouard Elias, winner of the Ville de Perpignan Rémi Ochlik Award 2015.
04/09/2015 - France

Photojournalism prize-winner Elias portraits foreign legion in Central African Republic

For 26 years Visa Pour L’Image (A Visa for Images) - in Perpignan, south-west France has been giving a platform to photo-reporters from all over the world and to their work.
Novelist Michel Houellebecq
30/08/2015 - FRANCE

French author Houellebecq threatens to sue Le Monde

French novelist Michel Houellebecq lashed out at Le Monde newspaper on TV on television this weekend, threatening to take legal advice about its use of "private correspondence".
Lilian Lepère
19/08/2015 - France

French media accused of endangering siege survivor after Charlie Hebdo killings

A man who hid under a sink from the Charlie Hebdo gunmen for eight hours has accused French media of endangering his life.
Michel Houellebecq
17/08/2015 - FRANCE

French author Houellebecq accused of intimidating press in spat with Le Monde

World-famous French author Michel Houellebecq is locked in bitter battle with Le Monde newspaper over a six-part series on him that started Monday.
Picasso's cubist "La Coiffeuse", worth about $15 million, was stolen in 2001

Lost Picasso returned to France 17 years after it was stolen

The painting “La Coiffeuse” (The Hairdresser), worth around 13.5 million euros, has turned up in Newark, in the United States, wrapped in a parcel.
Burgundy wine takes top three places in world rankings of most expensive wine
08/08/2015 - France

Raising a glass of Burgundy can set you back $15,000 a bottle

A rare Burgundy has emerged as the world's most expensive wine at more than $15,000- a little over 14,250 euros- a bottle, according to the British website WineSearcher.
The Picasso museum in Paris
04/08/2015 - France - Spain

Spanish banking family's Picasso seized by French customs

A Picasso worth more than 25 million euros and deemed a Spanish national treasure has been seized by French authorities from a boat docked on the Mediterranean island of Corisca.

Nigel Richards, New-Zealander is the new Francophone scrabble champion.
22/07/2015 - France

Francophone Scrabble world in shock after victory by New Zealander who does not speak French

The French Scrabble world is reeling after 47-year old New Zealander Nigel Richards' victory in the Francophone Scrabble title in Belgium but he is not a French speaker.
A billboard ad in the middle of farm gardens located in the Paris region
14/07/2015 - FRANCE

Billboard advertising banned from small French towns

Billboards advertising services such as hotels, restaurants and service stations will no longer be allowed at the entrance of French towns and villages of under 10,000 residents, as a law voted in ...
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Prehistoric cave comes to Paris
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