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French prime minister Manuel Valls at today's commemoration
19/08/2014 - France

Valls pays tribute to police on anniversary of Paris liberation

The French prime minister paid tribute on Tuesday to the "courage" and "sacrifice" of Paris police officers who recaptured their headquarters from the Nazis 70 years ago, ...

French MEP and former minister Nadine Morano.
19/08/2014 - France

Beach woman in muslim veil stirs debate in France

Politicians have joined a growing debate after a right-wing MEP posted a photo of a veiled woman on a French beach on social networks, accompanied by a commentary about sex equality.

Video capture of area near attack
18/08/2014 - France - Saudi Arabia

Thieves steal 250,000 euros, documents, in Paris Saudi motorcade attack

The motorcade of a Saudi prince visiting Paris was attacked on Sunday night by armed thieves who made off with 250,000 euros in cash and “sensitive” documents.

Mont Blanc
18/08/2014 - France

Three more die in Alps after Mont Blanc fall

Two climbers and their guide have been found dead after a fall in the Mont Blanc range, French police said on Monday.

14/08/2014 - France

Road deaths in France lower in July

The number of road deaths in July in France is the lowest in sixty years: 304 people were killed in road accidents . During the same period last year, 344 people were killed.

14/08/2014 - France

Second beach day landings celebrated in south of France

Friday marks 70 years after a second World War II beach landing took place in France.

13/08/2014 - France

Five more climbers found dead on Mont Blanc

In a deadly season on France’s Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest mountain, the bodies of five more climbers were found on Wednesday after their group went missing in bad weather.

08/08/2014 - France - Georgia

French woman in Georgia released after found in possession of ‘illegal’ drug

A French woman was detained in Georgia for more than a week after being found in possession of a medicinal drug that is illegal in the country. She was released on Thursday.

06/08/2014 - France - Europe

Tropical disease in the south of France

Seventeen people in the French Riviera are suffering from mosquito-borne tropical diseases.

06/08/2014 - Report: France

The homeless become Parisian guides

Former homeless people are becoming guides in Paris as part of their rehabilitation process.

03/08/2014 - France

McDonald's on the rise in France

McDonald’s announced a 4.8% increase in sales in France since January. 

Air France  has cancelled more than a quarter of flights on August 2, 2014 as workers strike.
02/08/2014 - France

Air France grounds flights as workers strike

Air France has cancelled some of its short and medium-haul flights from airports across France on Saturday after several unions called their ground workers to go on strike over work conditions and ...

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.

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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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