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La Promenade by Pierre Bonnard.
30/03/2015 - France

Bonnard paintings fetch almost a million euros each at French auction

A collection of about 100 paintings, sketches and memorabilia from French painter Pierre Bonnard fetched 5.5 million euros at an auction in Fontainebleau near Paris on Sunday.
The Mont Saint-Michel 11th century abbey to be entirely surrounded by the English Channel following exceptionally high spring tides.
20/03/2015 - France

French coasts on alert as "tide of the century" looms

France expects the "tide of the century" as exceptionally high spring tides will hit coasts over the weekend. 

Inside the Musée d'Orsay in Paris
19/03/2015 - France

Musée d'Orsay drops photo ban after culture minister snaps Bonnard

The Musee d'Orsay has dropped its ban on visitors taking photos of artworks after France's culture minister openly flouted the restriction on Monday, sparking criticism.

Force-fed bird in cage.
19/03/2015 - France

French foie gras producer acquitted in animal cruelty trial

A French foie gras producer has been discharged following a trial over "extreme cruelty to animals" at a court in western France.

Guide Michelin 2015
17/03/2015 - France

Fire guts top chef Marc Veyrat's restaurant

A fire caused considerable damage on Tuesday at the Alpine restaurant of multiple Michelin-starred French chef Marc Veyrat, said by some to be the world’s finest.
 

Models during the Paris Fashion Week, 11 March 2015.
17/03/2015 - France

French lawmakers debate ban on ultra-thin models

French lawmakers are to debate on Tuesday a ban on ultra-thin catwalk models.
Skiers in the French Alps
12/03/2015 - France

Polish skier nearly loses hand after being clipped by plane in French Alps

A Polish skier nearly lost her hand when a light aircraft hit her during an emergency landing in the French Alps on Thursday. The plane narrowly missed a group of children.

The boat was taken in 2007 to the Piriou Shipyard
12/03/2015 - France

French shipyard threatens to sell Calypso in Cousteau heritage row

The fate of the Calypso, the boat in which the celebrated French marine explorer Jacques Cousteau sailed the world, is uncertain

La Plagne Bellecôte
11/03/2015 - France - Belgium

Belgian tourists taken on 1,200-km detour due to GPS gaffe

A bus driver took 50 Belgian tourists on a 1,200 kilometres detour because he got his GPS directions wrong.
Paris's Gare de l'Est station during last year's rail strike, 16 June 2014
08/03/2015 - France

French railworkers to strike Tuesday

French railworkers are to stage a one-day strike on Tuesday against the government’s plans to reform the state-owned rail network.

Chinese museum of Empress Eugenie, Fontainebleau chateau.
02/03/2015 - France - China

Priceless Chinese artefacts stolen from Fontainebleau chateau

Fifteen chinese artefacts were lifted from Fontainebleau chateau - south of Paris - early on Monday morning.

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.

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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