French President François Hollande was to visit Guinea on Friday in solidarity for the African nation where Ebola has killed 1,200 people.
French auction house Artcurial announced on Sunday that it had set a world record after it sold a watercolour of the graphic novel hero Corto Maltese for more than 390,000 euros.
A new literary festival kicks off on Friday in the south western French town of Pau with “happiness” as its inaugural theme.
Thousands of Beaujolais wine lovers gathered at midnight on Wednesday night in the eastern French home town of Beaujeu to sample the Beaujolais 2014 vintage.
Manitas de Plata, the gypsy guitarist of humble origins feted by Picasso and Dali, who enflamed flamenco-lovers the world over, has died aged 93, his daughter announced on
French ballerina Sylvie Guillem, one of the greatest dancers of her generation, has announced that she is to retire at the end of 2015.