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A manual security check on luggage at Paris's Charles-De-Gaulle airport
28/02/2015 - France

Thousands of bags stranded at Paris airport due to computer glitch

Thousands of air passengers took off from Paris’s main airport without their luggage on Friday because computer-error had caused security scanners to break down.
The Serre-Ponçon lake in the Hautes-Alpes.
28/02/2015 - France

French ski stations cut off by giant rockfall

Access to two French Alpine ski stations was cut off on Saturday morning after two giant rocks fell on the road on Friday afternoon.
The Eiffel Tower, site of drone flights on Monday and Tuesday nights
25/02/2015 - France

Second night of mysterious drone flights over Paris

Mysterious drone flights over Paris continued on Tuesday night with five sightings reported by police and eyewitnesses in the centre of the French capital.
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 ...
A Eurostar train comes out of  the Channel tunnel near Calais
18/02/2015 - France - United Kingdom

Eurostar beats passenger records in 2014

Cross-Channel rail service Eurostar carried a record number of passengers in 2014 with the number of business travellers rising four per cent despite Europe’s economic problems.
Galeries Lafayette department store, central Paris
17/02/2015 - France

French MPs to vote on Sunday shopping in tourist zones

Shops in key tourist areas in France will be allowed to open every Sunday if French MPs on Tuesday pass a package of reforms aimed at boosting the economy.

A view from the Eiffel Tower
17/02/2015 - France - World

France world's top tourism spot but no growth in 2014

France remains the world’s top tourist destination but key players in the French tourist industry lament the relatively slow growth in the sector compared to other countries.

Danish Justice Minister Mette Frederiksen (R) meets French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve at Krudttoenden in Oesterbro February 15, 2015.
15/02/2015 - France-Denmark-Europe

France side by side with Denmark after Paris' inspired terror attacks

France's Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve on Sunday promised to help the Danish people fight terrorism, following two fatal shootings that left two people dead and five police officers wounded.
François Hollande welcomes a Qatari delegation to the French Presidential palace, January 11 2015.
15/02/2015 - France: REPORT

France to cut Qatar funding of mosques in crackdown on islamic fundamentalism

The French government has announced a series of measures to clamp down on radical Islam being spread in mosques, and wants to cut financial support from countries like Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

A polling station in Clichy-sous-Bois
15/02/2015 - REPORT: France

French politicians up in arms after Muslim party joins electoral race

New party Union of French Muslim Democrats (UDMF) is to present candidates in eight cities in the local elections to be held in France next month.

The Edinburgh Scotpipe Band in Montmartre
13/02/2015 - Report: Culture

Haggis in Paris as Scotland comes to Montmartre

Whisky-a-flowing, pipes-a-piping, drums-a-drumming ...
Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo will ask city's district mayors to vote
12/02/2015 - France

Paris takes step towards 2024 Olympic Games

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo is considering whether Paris should be a candidate for the 2024 Olympic Games, she announced on Thursday.

Tracks out of Paris's Gare St Lazare, the city is popular with filmmakers, ranging from Woody Allen to Luc Besson
07/02/2015 - France

Paris tightens film shoot controls in wake of Charlie Hebdo attacks

Filmmakers have long flocked to Paris to use the city as a backdrop but, in the wake of last month’s Charlie Hebdo attacks, they will find it more difficult to film action movies now.
Chef Yannick Alleno of Ledoyen restaurant in Paris
02/02/2015 - France

Michelin gives 26 French restaurants top award

Two more French restaurants were accorded the coveted top award of three stars in the latest edition of the bible of gastronomy, the Michelin Guide.

Haveu snow has hit French mountain regions this weekend
01/02/2015 - France

Ski stations cut off, 11 injured as heavy snow hits much of France

Access to ski stations was closed in the French Pyrenees mountains on Sunday after 48 hours of heavy snow that have seen 11 people injured across the country.
Manuel Valls, Li Keqiang  29/01/2015.
29/01/2015 - France - China

Invest in France, Valls tells Chinese

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told Chinese media on a visit to Beijing on Thursday that “France is more open than ever to China, to its investors, its students and its ...
The Sorbonne in Paris, one of Europe's oldest universities
27/01/2015 - France

Non-EU students should pay fees at French universities, report

A new study recommends that French universities ask non-EU students to pay the full cost of their courses, which are currently provided free for a small registration fee.

Sean Penn.
27/01/2015 - France - United States

Sean Penn to receive honorary French Cesar

The American actor Sean Penn is to receive an honorary French film award Cesar next February in Paris in recognition of being a cinema "living legend".

Economy minister Emmanuel Macron.
26/01/2015 - France

Macron's economic reform to get easier ride in France's post-Charlie climate

French MPs on Tuesday began debating the proposed Macron Law, a controversial package of reforms designed to remove obstacles to French economic progress.

Comic strip books are enjoying a boom in France
26/01/2015 - France

Tight security at Angoulême international comic and cartoon festival after Charlie terrorism

The annual Angoulême international cartoon and comic strip festival, which opens on Thursday, will be held under tight security this year, in the wake of the terrorist attacks at French ...
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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