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Mixed reaction from the French as UK votes for Brexit
Photo: AFP

The Brexit vote has prompted a mixed bag of reactions from the French public.

Opinion - Brexit seen from abroad
'Today it's hard not to feel ashamed to be British'
Photo: AFP

Apologies France, we may have just messed up your country too.

Brexit
French in UK: 'Brexit vote is clearly against foreigners'
The French Bookshop in London's Kensington. Photo: AFP

Spare a thought for the French people living in the UK right now. They didn't even get to vote.

Brexit - Property
How Brexit could now scupper that dream move to France
A house of sale in La-Faute-sur-Mer (Vendée). Photo: Frank Perry/AFP

The dream move to France may have to be put on hold or simply dropped.

Opinion
Why we are part of the Brexit problem - and what to do
Photo: AFP

It’s been a long night, and for those of us Brits who have made our lives elsewhere in Europe, it will be a long road ahead writes The Local's managing editor James Savage.

Brexit
Brexit limbo: What happens next for Brits in France?
Brits won't be forced home, of course, but are forced to live in limbo for a while. Photo: AFP

So what happens now for Brits in France? Nothing too dramatic, but a lot of uncertainty amid legal limbo.

France up next? Le Pen hails Brexit and demands vote

Friday's historic Brexit vote has sent tremors across the English Channel, where the political class had mixed reactions to the news that the UK had voted to leave the EU.

Worried after Brexit? Here's how to become French
Could it be time to become a French citizen? Photo: AFP

After the UK voted for Brexit, many Brits in France will no doubt explore the possibility of becoming a French citizen. Here's some guidance.

Brits in France left stunned after UK votes for Brexit
Photo: AFP

After the UK voted to leave the EU and the pound was sent crashing, British nationals living in France have been left stunned and concerned about the future.

Features
Elbows in: A guide to the terrace culture of French cafés
Photos: AFP

Eating or drinking on the terrace of a French restaurant, bar, or cafe comes with a long list of unspoken rules. Here's a guide.

Best Briehaviour: A guide to French cheese etiquette
Photo: Thomas Liasne/Les Filles à Fromage

A survival guide to French cheese, or as we say at The Local: Briehaviour.

20 English words that 'should be banished' from French
Photos: AFP

This list will either make you think the French have gone nuts or they are brilliantly, beautifully, stubborn in the defense of their language.

And the best city in France for expats to live in is...?
Which city is the best in France for foreigners to live in? Photo: AFP

There's life outside Paris, it seems.

The best (positive) fan stories from Euro 2016 in France
Photo: AFP

Here are our favourite positive fan stories from the Euro 2016 tournament so far.

More news
Will Brexit actually be good or bad for France?
Photo: AFP

Brexit happened. But could it be good for France?

Police arrest 95 amid tight security at Paris protest
Photo: AFP

UPDATED: Some 2,000 police are keeping a close eye on protesters and have made 95 arrests.

Le Thought du Jour
Brexit: French left asking 'why is this vote even happening?'
The top story in Direct Matin on Thursday.

The Brexit vote has sneaked up on the French, who will be glad when the distraction is all over, either way.

French tourism industry declares open war on Airbnb

French tourism companies are fed up with the unfair competition from the likes of Airbnb.

Is this what summer in France is going to look like?
Is this what summer in France is going to be like? Photo: AFP

Sun is forecast for the next few days in France, but then...

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Llama goes for a swim after escaping pen
FF Prebuch

A llama ended up in the middle of a swimming lake after escaping from its enclosure in Styria.

Anger as Swiss council plans non-pork school lunches
Pork sausages are as much a part of Swiss cuisine as fondue and chocolate. File photo: Kochtopf

Local right-wing politicians say the council is caving to "religious minorities".

Police free hostages, kill gunman at cinema attack
Police in Viernheim. Photo: DPA.

Special forces have shot a man dead who stormed a cinema in western Germany, authorities have confirmed. Security officials say terror an unlikely motive.

Copenhagen police tear down Christiania cannabis market
In a massive action, police cleared out Pusher Street on Friday. Photo: Liselotte Sabroe/Scanpix

Copenhagen Police on Friday carried out a large-scale operation in Christiania, clearing the alternative enclave's open-air cannabis market.

The Local List
Ten Spanish 'false friends' you need to watch out for
This woman has been embarrassed for months. Photo: Flequi

Spanish is full of false friends and can sometimes be a linguistic minefield. The Local takes a look at some of the worst (and most amusing) offenders.

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Analysis & Opinion
Brexit: Life for Brits in France 'will get more complicated'
Culture
20 English words that 'should be banished' from French
National
Best Briehaviour: A guide to French cheese etiquette
Features
And the best city in France for expats to live in is...?
Society
Forget bikes, Paris is set to roll out scooter rentals
National
'We fear for our safety': French police feel the strain
Lifestyle
Why Rennes (and not Paris) is the best city in France for expats to live
National
Why are the French losing appetite for baguettes?
Lifestyle
Naturism booms in France as young eager to ditch clothes
Lifestyle
Is working life better in London or Paris?
National
Dear Americans: Please come to Paris
National
It's official (kind of): French work fewest hours in EU
And the best football fans of Euro 2016 in France are?
National
Paris has wettest spring in 100 years and it's hitting morale
Police murders remind France of complexity of terror threat
National
IN PICTURES: Labour law protests in Paris turn ugly
National
Double murder just latest jihadist attack on French police and soldiers
International
French police appear unprepared for hooligan threat at Euro 2016
Sport
An A to Z guide of what to expect in France for Euro 2016
Sport
France bans matches from being shown on cafe terraces
National
Readers' views: 'If Brexit happens I'm becoming French just to stay in EU'
Technology
Should this be the new Metro map for Paris?
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