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Eurostar trains at London's Saint Pancras International station. The high-speed trains will bring passengers from London to Lyon, Avignon and Marseille.
01/05/2015 - France - United Kingdom

Eurostar debuts London to Marseille high-speed rail service

Eurostar’s new link between London and Marseille launched Friday with trains reaching the Mediterranean city in just over six hours.

The 2015 Cannes Film Festival completes its selection
23/04/2015 - Cannes Film Festival 2015

Cannes completes official line-up, with 19 films competing for the Golden Palm

The 2015 Cannes Film Festival completes its selection including an entry from Ethiopia.

The Directors' Fortnight 2015 poster based on photo by Cécile Burban, graphics Michel Welfringer
21/04/2015 - Cannes Film Festival 2015

Cannes Director's Fortnight selection lines up social awareness and comedy

The 2015 Cannes Director's Fortnight film festival has announced its selection. It's full of surprises, myths, legends and serendipity, according to artistic director Edouard Waintrop.

The Sacré Coeur in Paris is visited by more tourists than the Louvre
20/04/2015 - FRANCE

Paris to spend 80 million euros on restoring churches

Paris is to invest 80 million euros in restoring its churches and synagogues, a figure that religious heritage professionals say is nowhere near enough.

One of the carriages on the impressionist train
18/04/2015 - FRANCE

Impressionist train to carry tourists to Monet's Normandy garden

Art lovers visiting France can now take "impressionist trains" to Claude Monet's former home in Normandy thanks to a service launched by the SNCF rail network this weekend.
Cannes Film festival general delegate Thierry Fremaux (R) and its president Pierre Lescure (L) announce the competing films at the 68th Cannes Film Festival,  Paris, 16 April 2015.
16/04/2015 - Cannes Film Festival 2015

This year's Cannes Film Festival competition films announced

Big stars like Cate Blanchett, Rachel Weisz, Salma Hayek, Benicio del Toro and Matthew McConaughey feature in the films among those competing next month in the 2015 edition of the Cannes Film ...
14/04/2015 - FRANCE

Edith Piaf exhibition opens in Paris to mark centenary of her birth

An Edith Piaf exhibition opens at Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF) on Tuesday, beginning commemorations to mark the centenary of her birth in 1915.

A beach volleyball venue has been suggested near the Eiffel Tower if Paris stages the 2024 Olympics
13/04/2015 - Sports

Paris 2024 Olympic dream takes shape

Authorities in Paris have given their backing to the possibility of staging the 2024 Games in the French capital.

Runners on the Champs Élysées at the start of the 2014 Paris Marathon.
11/04/2015 - France

Paris Marathon organiser banks on international runners

About 54,000 people have signed up to run the 2015 edition of the Paris Marathon on Sunday. The number of participants has been increasing steadily in recent years

Drawings showing lions in the replica of the Chauvet Caves, Vallon Pont-d'Arc in the Ardeche region, 8 April 2015.
10/04/2015 - FRANCE

Giant replica of prehistoric cave ready to open in south-east France

After two and a half years' work, involving 35 companies, hundreds of workers and a budget of 55 million euros, a replica of the famous prehistoric site, the Chauvet Caves, was inaugurated by French ...
EasyJet aircrafts sitting on the tarmac during an air traffic controller's strike at Orly airport, near Paris, 9 April 2015.
09/04/2015 - FRANCE

Hundreds more flights cancelled as French air strike enters second day

Cancellations and delays are reported at airports around France as a strike by air traffic controllers continues on Thursday.

An Air France plane at Charles-de-Gaulle airport on 8 April
08/04/2015 - FRANCE

French air traffic hit by controllers' strike, 50% flights cancelled Thursday

About 50 per cent of flights in and out of French airports were to be cancelled on Thursday,after 40 per cent on Wednesday, due to a two-day strike by air-traffic controllers.
The Ecrins national park in the French Alps
02/04/2015 - France

Five skiers killed in French Alps

Five people were killed in the French Alps on Wednesday. Three of them were caught in an avalanche and two mountainers fell to their deaths.

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.

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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