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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.

Yelp helps tracking foodborne illnesses
26/07/2014 - Webwatch

Yelp helps tracking foodborne illnesses

How to identify public health issues by using social media? That’s what our Webwatchers look at this week.

With liberty and justice for ALL
26/07/2014 - The Sound Kitchen

With liberty and justice for ALL

On today’s menu: Amelia Boynton Robinson, American civil rights pioneer.

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 ...

Syrian Cultural Caravan tours France with reminders of war
23/07/2014 - On-the-spot France

Syrian Cultural Caravan tours France with reminders of war

Summer is festival season in France and Europe and artists are travelling to attend and participate in performances.

The orb and sceptre change hands
19/07/2014 - The Sound Kitchen

The orb and sceptre change hands

This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear the answer to the quiz about the abdicating European monarchs.

Graphene, the future of high-tech
19/07/2014 - Webwatch

Graphene, the future of high-tech

This week, the topic up for discussion is graphene, a recently discovered material. Our Webwatchers have the details...

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 ...