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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.

28/07/2014 - France

Mont Blanc claims four victims in three days

Two mountaineers died on Mount Blanc on Sunday, the highest mountain in France, bringing the death toll over the past three days to four.  

The A25 motorway in northern France
26/07/2014 - France

Thousands caught in 600km traffic jams as French head for summer holidays

Thousands of motorists are caught in 600km of traffic jams on France’s roads on Saturday as holiday-makers head for south and others headed home.

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 ...

Green algae in Brittany.
22/07/2014 - France

Green algae: French government blamed for water pollution

A French court on Monday blamed the French government for the decomposing toxic green algae covering beaches in Brittany.

French national rugby team, Stade de France, Paris. File February 2014.
21/07/2014 - France

French rugby players injured in machete attack

French internationals rugby players Aurélien Rougerie, Julien Pierre and Benjamin Kayser were attacked on Sunday by a dozen armed men with machetes and sabres.

People enjoy the sun in Bordeaux earlier this week
20/07/2014 - France

Storms cut power to thousands of French homes, scouts struck by lighting

Power cuts hit thousands of households as storms hit much of France on Saturday night. Hailstones and floods damaged homes, businesses and vehicles and boy scouts were struck by lighting.

An Air France Airbus A 380
19/07/2014 - France

Air France airport staff to strike 2 August

Ground staff at working for Air France at French airports are due to strike on Saturday 2 August at the height of the holiday season.

The Tour de France, which will complicate traffic problems this weekend, between Saint-Etienne and Chamrousse on Friday
19/07/2014 - France

Traffic clogs French roads as storms spoil summer holidays start

Traffic jams were expected to clog France’s motorways on Saturday as city-dwellers leave home for their summer holidays.

Parisians cool down in the fountains at Troacadéro, opposite the Eiffel Tower, on Thursday
18/07/2014 - France

Heavy storms forecast for heatwave-hit France

As France sweltered under a sudden heatwave, weather forecasters predicted heavy storms with rain and hail in on Friday night.

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 ...

Satoshi Miyagi's Mahabharata – Nalacharitam
14/07/2014 - Report: Avignon Theatre Festival 2014

Satoshi Miyagi's stunning Mahabharata matches perfect setting near Avignon

Beauty .... on stage and off, in Satoshi Miyagi’s telling of one of the stories told in the ancient Indian epic, the Mahabharata. RFI’s Rosslyn Hyams reports.

Falstafe, a production by Lazare Herson-Macarel, from a work by Valère Novarina, based on Shakespeare's Henri IV
14/07/2014 - Report: Avignon Theatre Festival 2014

Avignon's youngest troupe pulls it off in childlike Falstafe

A key priority of the new management at the Avignon Festival under stage director Olivier Py, is encouraging and showcasing young people’s talents.

French President François Hollande, Champs Elysées, 14 July 2014
14/07/2014 - France

Hollande booed by some at French Bastille Day parade

Thousands gathered in Paris for France’s traditional Bastille Day military parade, on Monday while some among the crowd booed when French President François Hollande arrived to ...

SNCM ferry in the port of Marseille, southern France
10/07/2014 - France

Ferry company to resume Corsica-Marseille crossings after 17 day strike

The staff of the SNCM, the French company which operates ferries and cargo ships between Corsica, mainland France, and North Africa, voted on Thursday to end their 17 day strike.

French farmers protest at the re introduction of bears and wolves
10/07/2014 - France

France eases law on farmers killing wolves

The French parliament has passed a law relaxing the rules about farmers killing wolves in France.

Eurotunnel, Dover, England
08/07/2014 - France - UK

Traffic back to normal later today, Eurotunnel

Eurotunnel says it has fixed the problem which caused delays on Monday and Tuesday, and that traffic should return to normal by the end of Tuesday.

06/07/2014 - France

France tourist tax increase scrapped

A plan to increase tourist tax in France, the most visited country in the world, has been scrapped following an outcry from the tourism industry.

06/07/2014 - France

Avignon Theatre Festival continues despite early cancellations

Avignon's famed arts festival is now in full swing after the two opening shows were cancelled on Friday due to strike action.

Interactive map of France
Slideshow - Montmartre celebrates wine harvest
Wine (not from the Montmartre vines!) during the parade
Slideshow: Animals in Paris's Jardin des plantes
The zoo at Jardins des Plantes houses around 900 animals from over 200 different species, including birds...
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