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Burgers rival baguettes for French taste buds
French are falling in love with burgers, but are still faithful to their beloved ham baguette. Photo: Julian Menichini/Flickr

Burgers rival baguettes for French taste buds

The latest evidence of a shift in French culinary tastes came in a new report on Thursday which shows the French are chomping nearly as many burgers as their cherished ham baguette. READ  

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What's on: London's arts scene comes to Paris
David Bowie's Aladdin Album cover. Photo: Duffy Archive and The David Bowie Archive

What's on: London's arts scene comes to Paris

Paris and London are joining hands in solidarity, launching a new cross-country cultural exhibition that will see David Bowie, London's Philharmonic Orchestra, and much more on show in Paris. We take a closer look at what Parisians can expect. READ  

English reigns in French TV series 'Versailles'
The gates of the Palace of Versailles which has been given a very Anglo makeover for a TV series. Photo: Joel Saget/AFP

English reigns in French TV series 'Versailles'

The makers of what will be France's most-expensive TV series ever, "Versailles" have succumbed to the domination of the English language in the global TV industry, meaning the French King will in fact be British. READ  

IN PICTURES
Ancient tomb of Celtic prince found in France
The site of the dig where the ancient tomb of a Celtic prince has been unearthed. Photo: Inrap

Ancient tomb of Celtic prince found in France

An "exceptional" tomb from the fifth century BC, likely that of a Celtic prince, has been unearthed in a small French town, shedding light on Iron Age European trade, researchers said Wednesday. READ  

U-Turn: Le Pen says yes to drink with Madonna
Marine Le Pen and Madonna may be meeting for a 'demi' soon. Photo: AFP

U-Turn: Le Pen says yes to drink with Madonna

France's National Front leader Marine Le Pen has changed her mind and accepted an offer from US pop icon Madonna to "sit down and have a drink". The pair famously fell out when one of Madonna's videos featured an image of Le Pen complete with a swastika on her forehead READ  

Snubbed film director sues Cannes Festival
The film Teenagers, whose director believes was rejected from Canned due to homophobia. Photo: Screengrab

Snubbed film director sues Cannes Festival

An aggrieved Parisian film director has launched the first ever lawsuit against Cannes Film Festival, claiming selectors rejected his movie because of "homophobia". READ  

Treasures stolen from Fontainebleau palace
The Chateau de Fontainebleau, south east of Paris. Photo: Bradley Wells/Flickr

Treasures stolen from Fontainebleau palace

Brazen burglars are on the run after they got away with 15 artefacts - including a king's crown - from Fontainebleau palace near Paris on Sunday. READ  

IN PICTURES
Napoleon returns to France 200 years on
Napoleon (or an actor that looks very like him) returns to France after 200 years. Photo: Jean-Christophe Magnenet/AFP

Napoleon returns to France 200 years on

Thousands of spectators looked on on Sunday as Napoleon Bonaparte made a dramatic return to France, landing on a beach on the Côte d'Azur, from where he is expected to make his way to Paris and then on to Waterloo. READ  

French management style slated by foreigners
French management style has been blasted by foreigners, although they do appreciate the lunch breaks. Management photo: Shutterstock.

French management style slated by foreigners

A massive survey of foreigners working in France has revealed that the French management style is far from being an international role model - but the extended lunch breaks, at least, were a redeeming feature. We take a closer look at the findings. READ  

The official guide on how to be cool in Paris
One of France's ultimate cool icons - Brigitte Bardot - sharing a hint on how to be cool. Photo: Laura Loveday/Flickr

The official guide on how to be cool in Paris

Speaking backwards, hanging out in hidden bars, and picking up a seriously unhealthy addiction. These are among the habits that young Parisians told The Local were the ultimate secrets to being cool in the City of Light. READ  

Stolen Paris Picasso sent to New York as '€30 gift'
The Pompidou Centre in central Paris where the Picasso was stolen from. Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP

Stolen Paris Picasso sent to New York as '€30 gift'

A Picasso painting that was reported stolen in Paris 14 years ago has turned up in the United States after being sent across the Atlantic via the postal service disguised as a €30 Christmas present. READ  

'France feels like Nazi Germany,' says Madonna
Madonna says that France and Europe feel like Nazi Germany. Photo: AFP

'France feels like Nazi Germany,' says Madonna

Rebounding from her stage tumble at the Brit awards, pop star Madonna told French radio Thursday that "intolerance" was now so high in France and Europe that "it feels like Nazi Germany." READ  

'Paris needs a home for English-language theatre'
Is it time for Paris to play host to English-language theatre on a regular basis? Photo: Rach/Flickr

'Paris needs a home for English-language theatre'

As a UK troupe prepares to put on a festival of British theatre in Paris, there have been renewed calls for English-language productions to be given a permanent home amid the French capital's Gallic-dominated arts scene. READ  

What's on in France: Ten things to do in March
The 2010 women snowboard boardercross finals at the Brits. Photo: Bob Bob/Flickr

What's on in France: Ten things to do in March

If your social calendar is looking a bit empty this March here are ten events across the country involving cheese, snowboarding, books and orchids, one of which is bound to get you interested. READ  

France and the Oscars
French composer brings home Oscar for France
French composer Alexandre Desplat, looking very happy to have won an Oscar. Photo: AFP

French composer brings home Oscar for France

French actress Marion Cotillard might not have won one, but France didn’t go home empty handed from Sunday’s Oscars. After the latest triumph we look back at France’s greatest Oscar moments. READ  

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