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South Korean choreographer Eun-Me Ahn with her troupe of dancers, after their performance at Théâtre de la Colline in Paris.
20/08/2014 - Report: Culture

Dancing Grandmothers

The Paris Quartiers d'été Festival in August brightened the arts scene during the French capital’s theoretically cultural off-season.

14/08/2014 - France

Mathematics fields medal prize winner makes France proud

Artur Avila, a research director at France's Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) is one of four people to win the most prestigious prize in the world of mathematics for ...

14/08/2014 - France

Second beach day landings celebrated in south of France

Friday marks 70 years after a second World War II beach landing took place in France.

08/08/2014 - France - US

Wine fraudster sentenced to 10 years in prison

The Indonesian wine forger Rudy Rurniawan was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Thursday for having made counterfeit wines, including French vintages.

06/08/2014 - Report: France

The homeless become Parisian guides

Former homeless people are becoming guides in Paris as part of their rehabilitation process.

The Flight of the Dragon is on at the Musée Guimet in Paris, until 15 September 2014
03/08/2014 - Report: Culture

A chance to catch fleeting Vietnamese dragons

A feast of culture, art and history exhibition is open to all at the Asian Arts Museum in Paris, The Musée Guimet, in the year of Vietnamese culture in France.

The fossilised skeleton of a sauropoda in the US's Carnegie Museum
29/07/2014 - France

French scientists find giant dinosaur's toe

French scientists have found a 34-centimetre toe bone belonging to a dinosaur that could have been more than 40 metres long.

The fountain in Hayange, eastern France
29/07/2014 - France

Far-right French mayor paints public sculpture blue

A French mayor belonging to the far-right Front National (FN) has had a sculpture in the centre of his town painted blue without even telling the artist, who is going to sue for violation of his ...

The Mediterranean cultures museum, Mucem, on Marseille's old port
29/07/2014 - United Kingdom - France

Eurostar to launch London-Marseille service

Cross-channel high-speed train operator Eurostar is to launch a direct London-Marseille service from 1 May next year. The journey should take about six hours 15 minutes.

The Paris Picasso Museum's new director Laurent Le Bon
25/07/2014 - France

Picasso daughter donates works to Paris museum ahead of October reopening

Pablo Picasso’s oldest daughter is to donate a drawing and a sketchbook to Paris’s Picasso museum when it opens after five years of closure that were dogged by controversy.

The Winged Vivtory of Samothrace is one of the Louvre's best-known works
24/07/2014 - France

Louvre, Musée d’Orsay and Versailles Palace may open seven days a week

Paris’s Louvre and d’Orsay museums and the Versailles Palace could soon open every day of the week as visitor numbers grow and state subsidies fall, sources at the French culture ...

Robyn Orlin : At the Same Time we Were Pointing.
14/07/2014 - Report: Avignon Theatre Festival 2014

Robyn Orlin's thoroughly modern spectacle intrigues at Avignon

South African choreographer Robyn Orlin directs the Senegalese JANT-BI troupe in the heftily-titled At the Same Time We Were Pointing a Finger at You, We Realised We Were ...

Satoshi Miyagi's Mahabharata – Nalacharitam
14/07/2014 - Report: Avignon Theatre Festival 2014

Satoshi Miyagi's stunning Mahabharata matches perfect setting near Avignon

Beauty .... on stage and off, in Satoshi Miyagi’s telling of one of the stories told in the ancient Indian epic, the Mahabharata. RFI’s Rosslyn Hyams reports.

Falstafe, a production by Lazare Herson-Macarel, from a work by Valère Novarina, based on Shakespeare's Henri IV
14/07/2014 - Report: Avignon Theatre Festival 2014

Avignon's youngest troupe pulls it off in childlike Falstafe

A key priority of the new management at the Avignon Festival under stage director Olivier Py, is encouraging and showcasing young people’s talents.

13/07/2014 - Report: Avignon theatre festival 2014

Youth take the stage in Avignon Festival

One of the thrusts of the new management at the Avignon Festival under stage director Olivier Py, is youth, including stage-craft by and/or for young people.

Avignon festival director Olivier Py pictured on March 20, 2014.
12/07/2014 - France

Shows nixed at Avignon Theatre Festival Saturday as French arts workers strike

Six of the thirteen performances scheduled for this Saturday at the renowned Avignon Festival have been cancelled over strikes, according to the festival’s director Olivier Py.

Vitrioli directed by Olivier Py
11/07/2014 - Report: Avignon theatre festival 2014

Vitrioli - violence and desperation in devastated Greece

Vitrioli, in Greek by Greek-Canadian Yannis Mavritsakis, is directed by Olivier Py, who heads the Avignon Festival for ...

Orlando or Impatience in Avignon
11/07/2014 - Report: Avignon theatre festival 2014

Orlando or Impatience - biting but poetic comedy at Avignon

A biting comedy with topical references and a philosophical ring - not to mention a sado-masochistic culture minister is director Olivier Py's offering at this years Avignon Festival.

06/07/2014 - France

Avignon Theatre Festival continues despite early cancellations

Avignon's famed arts festival is now in full swing after the two opening shows were cancelled on Friday due to strike action.

04/07/2014 - Brazil World Cup 2014

Volkswagen employees head home early to watch football clash with France

German fans are gearing up for the upcoming clash against France in the World Cup quarter-finals this Friday, including Volkswagen employees who can go home early to watch the match starting at ...

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