All our seasonal features, special on-the-ground reports from France and around the world.
The Tour de France may be the most famous cycle race in the world, but the biggest, by number of competitors, was held on Sunday in Cape Town.
Residents of the French capital tend to flee the city in the summer months, which is too bad, because Paris takes on a gentler, more peaceful air, particularly on the Seine river.
Norway was one of Europe’s poorest countries when oil was discovered off its coast 40 years ago.
Over a million visitors attended the SAIL Amsterdam maritime festival in August. The event began in 1970 to mark the 700th year of Dutch maritime history and takes place every five years.