A general view of the Hotel Matignon in Paris from its gardens. Photo: AFP The body of a French gendarme was found on Monday morning in the gardens of the official residence of the French prime minister in Paris,...
French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel give a press statement prior to talks at the Chancellery in Berlin. Photo: AFP French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday in Berlin that Europe must grow stronger and more sovereign...
Schools broke up for the festive period on Friday and many people have wasted no time in travelling to their Christmas destinations.    French road traffic authority, Bison Futé has drawn up a chart of the days and times when...
  When four tuxedo-wearing Frenchmen sat down for a meal of cheese raclette on the Paris Metro of all places, naturally news spread fast.   The diners chose the unusual spot of line 5 of the Paris Metro at Place d'Italie...
Asian stink bugs are taking over Paris apartments as sightings of the critters increase across the country. The bugs, known as a punaises diaboliques in French, might hail from Asia but at the moment it seems they can't get...
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced on Thursday that France has activated its plan for a no-deal Brexit. But what exactly does this plan entail? The no-deal Brexit plan that France is set to trigger later on Thursday includes...
Where is it?   Ile de Ré is an island north of La Rochelle in the Charente-Maritime department in the south west of France.    It has a summer population of approximately 220,000 and an off-season population of just 20,000.   Google maps   How to...
Victims and relatives of the 130 people killed by jihadist attackers in and around Paris in November 2015 have received 85 million euros ($97 million) in compensation to date, the fund managing the payments said Tuesday. The attackers targeted...
Why do I need to know ça vaut le coup? For a start because you'll hear it all the time and you can use it when discussing whether something was useful and worthwhile or just a waste of time. What...
French President Emmanuel Macron at a memorial in the clearing of Rethondes (the Glade of the Armistice) in Compiègne on Saturday. Photo: Phillippe Wojazer/POOL/AFP Four people arrested and linked to the French extreme right were on Saturday charged...

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