Alexandre Benalla. File photo: AFP A former top security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron who was at the heart of a scandal last summer was charged Friday with illegal use of diplomatic passports. Alexandre Benalla, 27, had been taken...
But these days, the 41-year-old former French soldier, who lost an eye to a rubber bullet during a "yellow vest" protest in Bordeaux last weekend, is "no longer proud of France at all," he told AFP. Michaud is one...
Where is it?   This beautifully preserved 10th-century town surrounded by rolling hills in a rural part of Normandy called the Perche in the Orne department is located 170 kms west of Paris.   Bellême is a small affluent town of just...
There is no doubt that life in France involves a lot of paperwork.   From applying for your carte vitale and paying taxes to exchanging your driving license and buying property, everyone who lives here is expected to go through...
Jean-Baptiste Moreau, a farmer who splits his time between parliament and his cow sheds, thought he would be part of the solution to France's political problems when he was elected.    The 41-year-old won a seat in parliament in June...
France may be the food capital of the world and boast hundreds of types of cheese but it is also a fast food heaven.    And although the French love to decry what they call unhealthy eating (la 'malbouffe'), they...
Photo: The town of Bezonvaux. Photo: TCY, Wikimedia Commons French mayors have been getting a lot of attention lately, thanks to President Emmanuel Macron’s efforts to reach out to them as the most direct link between people and government....
The attacks against the Paris offices of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine, a police woman in the nearby suburb of Montrouge, and a Jewish supermarket killed 17 people and marked the start of a wave of jihadist attacks...
*This is a French language learner article. The words in bold are translated into French at the bottom of the article.   At least four French universities have said that they will not apply a new measure which means non-EU...
France's Ministry of Transport and major motorway companies have agreed that motorists who use the country's autoroutes will benefit from a discount on the pricey tolls (peages). The new scheme is great news for motorists in France, particularly...

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