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Cinema Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé Foundation opens in Paris
31/08/2014 - Culture in France

Cinema Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé Foundation opens in Paris

Paris is about to become home to a new research centre on cinema history, and a place where silent films top the bill.

Portrait of Jean Jaurès by Nadar, 1898
31/07/2014 - France

French politicians dispute Socialist Jaurès’s legacy 100 years after assassination

France pays tribute to Socialist martyr Jean Jaurès on Thursday on the 100th anniversary of his murder by a right-wing nationalist on the eve of World War I.

The fossilised skeleton of a sauropoda in the US's Carnegie Museum
29/07/2014 - France

French scientists find giant dinosaur's toe

French scientists have found a 34-centimetre toe bone belonging to a dinosaur that could have been more than 40 metres long.

War reenactors mark WWI centenary
03/07/2014 - On-the-spot France

War reenactors mark WWI centenary

This week marks the centenary anniversary of the start of the First World War. The last French soldier to have fought in the war died in 2008.

A painting of horses from the Grotte Chauvet
22/06/2014 - France - Unesco

French cave with world’s oldest paintings placed on Unesco World Heritage list

A French cave containing the oldest known paintings in the world has been declared a World Heritage Site but the UN’s cultural arm, Unesco.

Information manipulation during the Normandy landings
08/06/2014 - International media

Information manipulation during the Normandy landings

French historian François Kersaudy discusses the role of information and disinformation during World War Two.


French press review 7 June 2014

The 70th anniversary of D-Day landings in Normandy on Friday is everyone’s top story as all the papers reflect on what will be remembered as the most gruelling and emotional day for ...

Britain's Queen Elizabeth lays a wreath at the British War cemetery in Bayeux
06/06/2014 - France - Europe - US

Hollande pays tribute to civilian victims, Obama hails Patton’s army at marathon D-Day ceremonies

French President François Hollande for the first time paid tribute to the 20,000 civilians who died after the World War II Normandy landings at 70th anniversary ceremonies in France on ...


French press review 6 June 2014

The D-Day diplomatic ballet seems to have breathed a lease of life into the battered stature of President François Hollande, according to some French papers.

Kieffer commandos veteran remembers D-Day 70 years on
06/06/2014 - On-the-spot France

Kieffer commandos veteran remembers D-Day 70 years on

Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied army invasion of Normandy in northern France that turned the tide in World War II.