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Euro coins - not commemorating the Battle of Waterloo
13/03/2015 - France

France blocks Belgian euro coin marking Battle of Waterloo

France has won the Battle of Waterloo … or more precisely the battle over whether Belgium can issue a two-euro coin celebrating the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo.

The head of the river god Acheolos on the wine kettle discovered at Landau, east France
05/03/2015 - France

Fifth-century tomb containing Greek, Etruscan relics found in eastern France

French archaeologists have unearthed an iron-age tomb dating back to the fifth century BC containing Greek and Etruscan objects showing that the local Celtic prince traded with the cities of the ...
More than 200 skeletons have been discovered beneath a supermarket on Boulevard Sebastopol in Paris.
03/03/2015 - FRANCE

Hundreds of skeletons found in cellar of Paris supermarket

French archeologists are trying to unravel the secret of 200 human skeletons found in mass graves beneath a Monoprix supermarket in the centre of Paris.
IS members destroy a statue in Mosul museum
27/02/2015 - France - Iraq - Syria

Hollande condemns IS’s ‘barbaric’ destruction of ancient artefacts in Mosul

French President François Hollande on Friday condemned the “barbaric” destruction of ancient statues by the Islamic State (IS) armed group in the Iraqi city of Mosul.
Diego Velazquez, The Toilet of Venus (1647-1651)
23/02/2015 - France

Art exhibitions in Paris, February-September 2015

Spanish splendour from Velazquez, vice and low life in Baroque-era Rome, Tudor pomp, domestic bliss and ladies in the bath and some louche Outsider Art hit the Paris museums and galleries this ...
14/02/2015 - FRANCE

A Parisian Valentine: cut off the love locks

The ongoing campaign to remove the locks placed by tourists on the bridges of Paris takes Valentine's day as a good opportunity for lock cutting.

22/01/2015

French press review 22 January 2015

Today's French dailies all report the security measures French Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced on Wednesday.

21/01/2015

French press review 21 January 2015

France tries to learn the lessons of the Charlie Hebdo killings. The paper has a new editor. A look at the latest conspiracy theories about the massacre.
Mohammed, David and Solomon depicted in the 1436 Book of the Ascension of the Prophet
20/01/2015 - Analysis: Middle East - France

Islam’s never-ending debate on depiction of the prophet

For several days the question of the depiction of the prophet Mohammed has been widely debated thanks to the front pages of the satirical paper Charlie Hebdo.
Dany the Red leading a demonstration on 13 May 1968 in Paris
12/12/2014 - France

Dany the Red Cohn-Bendit awarded degree 46 years after May 68

Ex-MEP and former student revolutionary leader "Dany the Red" Cohn-Bendit was at last awarded a degree at Paris's Nanterre University where he won international fame for leading student ...
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