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Marto's work in Francois Compaore's pilaged house. During the failed coup attempt there were fears fighting could break out between the presidential guard and army.
30/11/2015 - Report: Burkina Faso elections

People will hold the new government to account, whatever the result, says apolitical Ouagadougou street artist

Franco-Burkinabe illustrator and artist Marto has been wryly watching from the sidelines over the past year as Burkina Faso was rocked by a popular uprising, failed coup attempt and landmark ...
The new Arthur Rimbaud Museum in Charleville-Mézières.
10/11/2015 - FRANCE

Rimbaud museum opens in poet's hometown

The town of Charleville-Mézières has renovated the Old Mill on the river Meuse to house a new collection telling the story of its most famous son, the 19th-century poet Arthur Rimbaud.
André Glucksmann
10/11/2015 - Obituary: FRANCE

From Mao to Sarkozy, French philosopher André Glucksmann dies, aged 78

French philospher André Glucksmann died on Tuesday at the age of 78.
The bronze sculpture 'The Thinker' (Le Penseur) by French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840 - 1917) in front of the Hotel Biron housing the Musee Rodin in Paris.
06/11/2015 - France

Paris’ Rodin museum reopens after three years

The Paris’ historic Rodin museum reopens its doors to the public next week after three years of renovation works and whopping 16 million euro budget.

A gallery of busts from the 19th century at the Museum of Mankind (Musee de l'Homme) in Paris, 14 October 2015.
16/10/2015 - France

Paris’ Museum of Mankind reopens after a 6-year closure

The Paris’ Museum of Mankind will reopen to the public this weekend after a six-year closure and 92 million-euro renovation.

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.
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