Visiting France

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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 ...
Joel (L) and Ethan Coen, Cannes 2013
20/01/2015 - France - US

Coen brothers named presidents of Cannes film jury

The Coen brothers, the American directors of hits like "Fargo" and "The Big Lebowski", are to be joint presidents of the Jury at this year's Cannes Film Festival. ...
A blockade in Carquefou near Nantes on Monday
19/01/2015 - France

French truck drivers cause tail backs nationwide in wage protest

Hundreds of lorries blocked roads across France on Monday, as part of a truck-drivers’ campaign for pay rises.
Marion Cotillard in "Two Days, One Night" a film directed by Belgian brothers Dardenne.ilm belge des frères Dardenne.
16/01/2015 - France - United States

Cotillard receives second Oscars nomination

French actress Marion Cotillard has received her second Oscar nomination for best actress in seven years for her role in the film Two Days, One Night directed by Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc ...
A visitor to the Louvre snaps Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa
07/01/2015 - France

Paris Louvre world's most visited museum again

Paris’s Louvre museum was the world’s most visited museum in 2014, keeping its place at the top of the international culture league.
"Avoir 20 ans dans les Aurès" won the international critics'prize at Cannes in 1972.
05/01/2015 - FRANCE

French anti-colonial film-maker Vautier dies

French radical film-maker René Vautier died on Sunday aged 86. He claimed to be the "most censored director in France."

The municipality of Essonne, located 15km from Paris, celebrates European Night at the Museum, 18th May 2014
03/01/2015 - France

French mayor refuses to bury dead Roma baby

The decision by a French right-wing mayor not to bury a dead Roma baby, sparked outcry among rights groups on Saturday.
French President Francois Hollande (L) and Prime Minister Manuel Valls walk together after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris December 22, 2014
03/01/2015 - France

Dead and buried, France quietly scraps controversial wealth tax

The Socialist government on Saturday moved to scrap an unpopular 75% tax on the country's wealthiest, after a wad of criticism for being anti-business.



Club Mediterannee Chairman and CEO Henri Giscard d'Estaing (2ndL) and Qian Jiannong (L), President of Fosun Tourism & Commercial Group, in Paris December 19, 2014
03/01/2015 - France-Italy-China

French holiday giant Club-Med set for Chinese takeover

Italian tycoon Andrea Bonomi yesterday bowed out of a longstanding race to take over struggling holiday giant Club Med, after his bid was trumped by Chinese billionaire Guo Guangchang.

In 2014, 208.4 million cinema-goers packed out theatre rooms across the country
03/01/2015 - France

Blockbuster comedies stoke record turnout in French cinemas

France’s economy may be in the doldrums, but its cinema industry is bucking the trend. 208 million tickets were sold in 2014, an increase of nearly 8% on the previous year.

An easyJet Airbus A319
31/12/2014 - France - Britain

70 EasyJet flights cancelled due to French strike

British budget airline easyJet cancelled 30 percent of its flights in France on Wednesday because of a new two-day strike by cabin crew.

An Accident & Emergency doctor wears a bandage reading "on strike"
21/12/2014 - France

Don't get sick at Christmas, there'll be no one to treat you

Accident & Emergeny staff in France are set to walk out on Monday over pay, whilst frantic negotiations continue between health officials and organizers to ward off crippling strike action.

Barbed wire in front of the Amazon logistics centre in Graben, Germany
21/12/2014 - France-Germany-US

First Germany, now France defies Amazon over pay

French trade unions have called on Amazon workers to go on strike on Monday, less than four days to go before Christmas. Strike action could seriously impact deliveries of last minute presents.
Flight attendants with EasyJet in France have announced a strike for 25 and 26 December.
20/12/2014 - France

EasyJet France flight attendants call Christmas strike

Angry over salaries and work schedules, flight attendants of the French branch of low-cost airline EasyJet announced Friday they would take strike action on 25 and 26 December.

Opponents camp in trees at the Notre Dame des Landes site. File.
18/12/2014 - France

Controversial Nantes airport construction to start next year, Valls

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has declared that the controversial construction of an airport near the western city of Nantes will go ahead in 2015, despite legal orders to suspend the project ...
A volunteer for the Médecins du Monde NGO meets Albanian asylum-seekers in Lyon last October
17/12/2014 - France

French MPs vote to speed up asylum process

France is to speed up its handling of asylum-seekers, two years after being criticised by the European Commission for the time it takes to consider cases.
The Uber app
14/12/2014 - France

Paris taxis to stage drive-slow protest against Uber Monday

Taxi drivers plan to clog up roads into Paris on Monday morning in ongoing protests against Uber and the threat of other car-rental company companies.
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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