Visiting France

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U.S. President Barack Obama (R), flanked by Secretary of State John Kerry, delivers remarks to reporters at the top of a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington May 21, 2015.
22/05/2015 - Syria-US-Iraq

IS advance exposes cracks in US Middle East strategy

Islamic State militants inched closer on Friday to carving out a caliphate state, after seizing the last government-controlled border crossing between Syria and Iraq.
Gilbert Chikli. File 2010.
21/05/2015 - France - Israel

French crook sentenced to 7 years for million-euro hoax

Gilbert Chikli was sentenced in absentia on Wednesday for swindling dozens of top French banks and businesses.

The 68th Cannes Film Festival opens Wednesday 13 May under the radiant smile of late actress Ingrid Bergman
13/05/2015 - CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2015

Seriously French films surface in 68th Cannes Film Festival

The 68th Cannes Film Festival opens Wednesday night with a French film screening for art’s sake and not competing for a Golden Palm.
A golden lion tamarin.
12/05/2015 - France

17 endangered monkeys stolen from French zoo

Thieves broke into the zoo in Beauval, central France on Saturday night, avoiding cameras and patrols, and took seven golden lion tamarins and 10 silver marmosets.

Migrants help another migrant walk to a bus bound for an immigration centre in the coastal city of Misrata, Libya, May 9, 2015.

Hollande's rant against migrant trafficking not enough to mark end of slavery, say activists

France’s President François Hollande hit out on Sunday against Europe's migrant crisis, comparing people smugglers in the Mediterranean to "slave drivers".
Ceremony marking France's 70th anniversary of the allied victory over Nazi Germany, Paris, 8 May 2015.
08/05/2015 - FRANCE - EUROPE

Hollande evokes Ukraine, Middle East violence as Paris marks 70th World War II Victory in Europe day

French President François Hollande laid a wreath on Friday at the tomb of an unknown soldier at a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to mark the victory over Nazi Germany on 8 May 1945.

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.
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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