French Finance Minister Michel Sapin (C) and Budget Minister Christian Eckert (L) present their 2015 budget
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France slashes spending in 2015 budget but pleads for EU deficit mercy

The French government is to continue cutting public spending but will ask Europe for a third extension of its deadline on the reduction of its deficit, according to the 2015 budget

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Reconstitution of a Gallic village at  Pleumeur-Bodou, Brittany.
19/09/2014 - France - United Kingdom

The Gauls used boomerangs 2,000 years ago, according to archaeologists who have found a wooden curved stick on a beach in the northern French town of Cotentin.

Katsushika Hokusai - The Great Wave off Kanagawa (around 1830-1834)
09/09/2014 - France
The great Katsushika Hokusai brings the Japanese aesthetic to the Grand Palais, which he shares with noisy Niki de Saint Phalle in this season’s Paris art shows.
The library in the Renzo Piano-designed Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé
05/09/2014 - Report: France
A new hub of cinema history opens this month in Paris, housed in a building designed by world-famous architect, Renzo Piano.
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
The Paris Quartiers d'été Festival in August brightened the arts scene during the French capital’s theoretically cultural off-season.
A couple embraces during sunset on the Pont des Arts with its fence covered with padlocks clipped by lovers over the River Seine in Paris, in this August 10, 2013.
11/08/2014 - France

Paris is asking love-struck couples strolling around the capital to refrain from affixing a lock to a city bridge and rather, snap a selfie in the name of love.

06/08/2014 - Report: France

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 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 fountain in Hayange, eastern France
29/07/2014 - France
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 work ...
The Mediterranean cultures museum, Mucem, on Marseille's old port
29/07/2014 - United Kingdom - France

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

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.

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