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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 ...
A railtruck at Auschwitz concentration camp
06/12/2014 - France - US

France to pay US 60 million dollars for Holocaust deportations

France is to pay 60 million dollars (49 million euros) to victims of the Holocaust transported by the national rail company SNCF during World War II and their descendants.
Marquis de Sade, sex and violence 200 years on
02/12/2014 - On-the-spot France

Marquis de Sade, sex and violence 200 years on

In France, today marks the 200th anniversary of the death of the Marquis de Sade, one of the most controversial figures in French history.
A black felt two-cornered hat belonging to French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte on display at the Osenat auction house in Paris
14/11/2014 - France

Napoleon’s hat up for auction along with razor, watch and white silk stockings

Napoleon’s hat will go under the hammer on Saturday.
'Je t'aime moi non plus' record sleeve
11/11/2014 - France - Britain - USA

Brigitte Bardot, Grace Kelly, Catherine of Aragon documents in Paris auction

A letter from Brigitte Bardot asking a record company not to publish her breathless duet with Serge Gainsbourg, Je t’aime moi non plus, is among more than 1,500 letters and writings to be ...
Neanderthal cave at  Gorham, Gibraltar.
09/10/2014 - France

200,000-year-old Neanderthal human remains found in Normandy

French archaeologists have discovered some 200,000-year-old Neanderthal human remains in Normandy in an extremely rare discovery in northwestern Europe.

Femen activists on Moulin Rouge roof, Paris, 6 Oct.
07/10/2014 - France

Topless Femen protestors climb Moulin Rouge in Paris

Two Femen activisits staged a topless protest on the roof of the world-famous Moulin Rouge cabaret in Paris on Monday.

Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité … even in small numbers!
04/10/2014 - The Sound Kitchen

Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité … even in small numbers!

This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear the answer to the quiz about the "storming of the Bastille".
Singing for freedom
27/09/2014 - The Sound Kitchen

Singing for freedom

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the quiz about the "Singing Revolution".

Locquirec in Brittany
25/09/2014 - France

Frenchman damages two-billion-year-old rocks to have better view of sea

A resident of a seaside town in Brittany, western France, is being taken to court soon after taking a jackhammer to some two-billion-year-old rocks because they blocked his view of the English ...
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