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Woman fined for wearing headscarf on Cannes beach
File photo: Loic Venance/AFP

Headscarves should not be included under the recent burqini ban, but one woman says she was fined and insulted for wearing the hijab.

Paris tourism has lost €750 million since terror attacks
Tourists outside the Louvre. Photo: Alain Jocard/AFP

A Paris tourist chief has called it "an industrial catastrophe".

'Who wants to buy a tank?' asks French museum
File photo of an American World War II tank. Photo: Randen Pederson/Flickr

If you've always dreamed of having a World War II tank of your own, here's your chance.

Twelve 'French' things that aren't actually French at all
Is this French bulldog actually French? Photo: Raul Garcia/Flickr

French kissing, French fries, French bulldogs... but are they actually French?

Weird facts you didn't know about the French language
Photo: WikiCommons

Impress your French friends with this obscure knowledge about their language.

Harry Potter play in English tops France's best-seller list
Photo: AFP

The French are under Harry's spell, it seems... even when the book is in English.

The Basque beret: Peasant cap to 'emblem of France'
Photo: AFP

The story of an emblem of France.

23 subtle signs you'll never quite master French
Photo: Morgan/Flickr

There are some of us who will speak French fairly well, but if truth be told, we'll never really crack it. Here's why.

How you know you're in Paris: The nineteen tell-tale signs
Photo: mokapest/Flickr

You really know you're in Paris when...

Where to find the oldest house in Paris?
The facade of the oldest house in Paris. All photos: Lina Nordin

Not far from the second oldest house in the City of Light.

What's on: Ten cool things to do in France in August 2016
Photo: AFP

August is almost here - and we've got you covered for events.

Paris in August: Should you stay or should you go now?
Photo: AFP

When it comes to August in Paris, you're either a stayer or a goer. But which is the best choice?

Should you really go to the Bayonne Festival?
A bullfighter and a crowd at this year's festival. Photo: AFP

Should people boycott the Bayonne festival in France because it features bullfighting? Many think so.

French teens storm police barracks in hunt for Pokemon
Photo: AFP

The arrival of Pokemon Go in France has landed people in all sorts of trouble.

The best and worst things about France in the summer
Photo: AFP

There are some things that make France the best place to be in summer, and then there are others that drive us mad.

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