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QUIZ: Find out how French you've become
So how French do you think you are? Photo: Frenchman: Shutterstock

QUIZ: Find out how French you've become

It's impossible to be an expat in France without turning a little bit French. Take our quiz and find out where you land on the Frenchiness scale. READ  

Broadcasts cut as fire ravages French radio HQ
A massive fire cut broadcasting for many of France's public radio stations. Photo: France Bleu

Broadcasts cut as fire ravages French radio HQ

A massive fire ripped through the Paris building that houses studios for some of France's public radio stations, prompted broadcasts to be abruptly cut off. It's unclear what sparked the blaze. READ  

France tries to collect €10k from fatherless girl
The teenager was told last week that she must pay back €10,000 in just 15 days. Euros: Shutterstock

France tries to collect €10k from fatherless girl

A 13-year-old girl in western France has been told she must pay back the €10,000 that was given to her by the state after her sailor father was killed in an accident. READ  

Facing panic, French town bans 'evil' clowns
It's no joke. Clown panic is spreading across France. Photo: Shutterstock

Facing panic, French town bans 'evil' clowns

A French village has banned teenagers from dressing up as clowns for Halloween after people kitted out as the colourful pranksters have sown terror and violence in several parts of the country. READ  

Woman sees herself dead in funeral home
The bizarre tale of how a living woman's picture ended up on gravemarker in France. Cemetery: Shutterstock

Woman sees herself dead in funeral home

A Franco-American journalist was stunned when she spotted a grave marker hologram with her face on it - inscribed with a fake name, date of birth and death - in the window of a funeral parlour. Here's how it happened. READ  

View from 'La Rue'
Who knew? The French really like Halloween
Turns out the French are actually fans of Halloween. Photo: AFP

Who knew? The French really like Halloween

With Halloween just a day away The Local hit the streets of Paris to find out what the French think of this quintessentially North American holiday. While not everyone agrees, lots of people told us they love it. READ  

French inmate shows off drug stash on Facebook
The inmate posted the videos and photos onto Facebook. Prison photo and Facebook photo: Shutterstock

French inmate shows off drug stash on Facebook

In a series of videos and photos more reminiscent of a holiday camp than a prison, an inmate in southern France has given a taste of his hedonistic life behind bars – including cannabis and mobile phones. READ  

Dozens arrested after clash over dead protester
Police made dozens of arrests at a protest Wednesday in Paris. Photo: Martin Bureau/AFP

Dozens arrested after clash over dead protester

A demonstration against the death of a protester killed in a clash with police itself turned violent in Paris on Wednesday, with some hurling bottles and rocks at riot police. At least 33 people were in police custody after the confrontations. READ  

The Local List
Ten things to never say to a French person
Here's what you should never say in France. Photo: Shutterstock

Ten things to never say to a French person

Ah, France. The land of lazy workers, surrender and adulterers. Come again? Say that stuff to a French person’s face and chances are you've made them really angry. Here we’ve listed some of the worst things you can say to a French man or woman. READ  

These French wines will be great this year
These are the French wines expected to be great this year. Cheers photo: Shutterstock

These French wines will be great this year

A gorgeous Indian Summer helped France reclaim its title as world's top wine producer this year, but the weather also is expected to result in some really good vino. These are wines that should be great this year. READ  

Parisian bars that serve drinkers free meals
Places in Paris where dinner is the price of a pint. Photo: Simon Thomas/Luca Nebuloni/Flickr

Parisian bars that serve drinkers free meals

Hitting the bars in Paris can be a pricey affair, but as part of a unique custom many serve full meals for free to people who buy a drink. The Local has collected its 10 favorite bars that'll feed you for free. READ  

French union spends €130k to fix boss's flat
A powerful French union has some explaining to do about its expenditures. Photo: Thomas Samson/AFP

French union spends €130k to fix boss's flat

One of France's top labour unions was facing uncomfortable questions on Wednesday over reports it had spent €130,000 to rehab an apartment for its top boss. Plans for property had at one point included a wine cellar and home cinema. READ  

Hottest October recorded on the French Riviera
Photo of Nice: Shutterstock

Hottest October recorded on the French Riviera

If you’re wondering why Nice was unusually hot for this time of year you weren’t dreaming. This October is in fact the hottest on record in the Riviera, French media has reported. READ  

Frenchman dies after taking 56 shots of booze
The man died the next day after falling into a coma. Photo of shots in a bar: Shutterstock

Frenchman dies after taking 56 shots of booze

The French are known to be moderate drinkers but this week a man in south-central France died after downing 56 shots during a drinking competition. He's only the latest victim of the rise of ‘le binge drinking’ in France. READ  

What is driving France's killer clown panic?
It's no joke. Clown panic is spreading across France. Photo: Shutterstock

What is driving France's killer clown panic?

France's recent bizarre and disturbing spike in clown-related violence and fear has several explanations, though don't expect the phenomenon to go away anytime soon. READ  

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