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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 ...


French press review 24 July 2014

In the French press today France ponders its arms deal with Russia and Mona Lisa gets new opening hours.

Mehdi Nemmouche, suspected of the shooting attack on the Brussels Jewish Museum, arrives for an extradition hearing in Versailles in June
23/07/2014 - France - Belgium - Israel

France authorises Brussels anti-Semitic gunman’s extradition to Belgium

France’s top appeal court has cleared the extradition of the French-Algerian man suspected of shooting dead four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels in May.

Mehdi Nemmouche, suspected of the shooting attack in the Brussels Jewish Museum, arrives for an extradition hearing at the Appeal Court of Versailles, 26 June 2014.
26/06/2014 - France - Belgium

France orders Brussels Jewish Museum shooting suspect's extradition

The French national suspected of shooting dead four people at the Brussels Jewish Museum last month is to be extradited to Belgium.

A family lights candles for th victims at the Brussels Jewish Museum
10/06/2014 - Belgium - Morocco - France

Fourth victim of Brussels Jewish Museum killings buried in Moroccan Muslim cemetery

The fourth person to die after a gunman opened fire on the Jewish Museum in Brussels was to be buried in a Muslim cemetery in Morocco.

Mehdi Nemmouche
05/06/2014 - France - Belgium

Alleged Brussels Jewish Museum gunman fights extradition to Belgium

A French court said it would rule next Thursday on whether alleged Brussels gunman Mehdi Nemmouche can be handed over to Belgium.

Mehdi Nemmouche
03/06/2014 - France - Belgium - Syria

France prolongs detention of alleged Brussels Jewish Museum killer

In an exceptional move, French investigators have prolonged the detention of Mehdi Nemmouche, the alleged Brussels Jewish Museum gunman, ahead of his probable extradition to Belgium.

The Musée Picasso in Paris before the renovation
13/05/2014 - France - Spain

French culture minister sacks Picasso museum director

The French culture minister on Tuesday fired the director of its national Pablo Picasso museum, which has been closed for renovations for five years.

Nice, Côte d'Azur, France
13/05/2014 - France - USA

Suspected mastermind of Riviera art theft says FBI framed him

A man suspected of masterminding the brazen theft of four paintings from a Riviera museum told a judge at his trial in southern France on Monday that the FBI had framed him.