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Paris food critic blasts Michelin's top eateries
The Plaza Athénée in Paris where Paris by Mouth critic Meg Zimbek blew €1,100 on a pretty dodgy meal. Photo: AFP

Paris food critic blasts Michelin's top eateries

One the eve of the release of the new Michelin guide, a leading Paris restaurant critic, who shelled out more than €7,000 to review all the capital's three-star venues, tells The Local why diners should steer well clear of the "overblown and least exciting" eateries. READ  

Guest blog - Myth of French lovers
The myths that make French lovers disappoint
Not to say that actor Louis Garrel disappoints, but he does look a bit like the stereotypical French lover. Photo: mmatins/Flickr

The myths that make French lovers disappoint

After regularly having to lend an ear to her Anglo friends left disappointed by the failure of their French lovers to live up to expectations, blogger Muriel Jacques, who runs the site "French Yummy Mummy" clears up a few common myths about Frenchmen. READ  

Nordics outshine French at culinary world cup
Norwegian chef Orjan Johannessen (C) holds a Norwegian flag as he celebrates with coach Odd Ivar Solvold (C-L) and teammate Jimmy Oien (R) after winning the Bocuse d'Or. Photo: AFP

Nordics outshine French at culinary world cup

Despite the so-called 'world cup for chefs' being held on home soil in Lyon, France failed to pick up the Bocuse d’Or this year as Nordic and American chefs took the podium places. READ  

Angouleme comic festival
French comic festival opens amid tight security
French right-wing UMP party Mayor of Angouleme Xavier Bonnefont (L) claps as a banner is unveiled on the facade of the Hotel de Ville (City Hall) of Angouleme, eastern France, on January 28, 2015, in

French comic festival opens amid tight security

The world's leading comics festival was set to open in France on Thursday under a tight net of security as it dedicated this year's event to the murdered cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo. READ  

What's on in France: Ten things to do in February
Tightrope walkers at the Nice Carnival in 2014. Photo: Nicolas Grevet/Flickr

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

Despite the cold, there's simply too much going on in France to stay locked up inside. Here are ten events worth checking out - from France's biggest carnival to a major film festival and Chinese New Year celebrations. READ  

Prayer rug artwork pulled due to Muslim concerns
An art installation showing high heels on Islamic prayer rug has been pulled over fears of "uncontrollable" reactions.

Prayer rug artwork pulled due to Muslim concerns

An art installation showing high heels on Islamic prayer rugs was pulled from an exhibition near Paris after a Muslim group complained the work could provoke "uncontrollable" reactions, the artist said on Tuesday. READ  

'Midriff the new cleavage' at Paris fashion show
British model Alice Dellal poses prior to attending Chanel 2015 Haute Couture at the Grand Palais in Paris. Photo: AFP

'Midriff the new cleavage' at Paris fashion show

Chanel's haute couture view of the coming spring-summer season, revealed on Tuesday, is distinctly storybook -- but with midriff-baring outfits proudly declaring that "the stomach is the new cleavage". READ  

French film industry to honour Sean Penn
Sean Penn and Charlize Theron. The couple has been romantically linked since June, 2014. Photo: AFP

French film industry to honour Sean Penn

US actor Sean Penn is to win an honorary French film award in Paris next month, with officials recognizing him for being a "living legend" of cinema. READ  

Paris Fashion Week: Penises and androgyny
A new look from US designer Thom Browne during the men's Fall/Winter 2015 fashion show in Paris. Photo: AFP

Paris Fashion Week: Penises and androgyny

IN PICTURES: The five days of Paris men's fashion are over. Here's a wrap up of what we can expect for this coming autumn and winter. READ  

Paris Fashion week goes Haute Couture
Haute Couture from Schiaparelli. Photo: Screen grab.

Paris Fashion week goes Haute Couture

Paris Fashion Week shifts up a gear on Sunday with its marquee event: the Haute Couture shows that happen only in the French capital. READ  

Charlie 'survivors issue' sells more than 7 million
Disappointed customers, hoping to get their hands on Charlie Hebdo are turned away from a news stand in Paris. Photo: The Local

Charlie 'survivors issue' sells more than 7 million

Circulation of the "survivors" issue of Charlie Hebdo, published after a deadly attack on the French satirical weekly's Paris office, is set to top seven million, more than a hundred times its normal circulation, the distributor said Friday. READ  

Ten French words you'll never hear in France
Ten French words that you'll never hear in France. Photo: Shutterstock

Ten French words you'll never hear in France

Ever heard someone say "Tiggy-doo?" in France? It's French (actually spelled Tiguidou) and it's just one example of a long list of Gallic words that you'll never come across in France. READ  

Paris Fashion Week
Geometry and genitals parade on Paris catwalks
Models present creations by US fashion designer Rick Owens during the men's Fall/Winter 2015 ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris on January 22, 2015. Photo: Patrick Kovaric/AFP

Geometry and genitals parade on Paris catwalks

Paris fashion week has had everything from geometrical clothes with a sporty bent -- or, in one case, outfits proudly displaying their manhood. READ  

The Local List
The ten 'real' no-go zones in Paris
There are no-go zones in the City of Light after all. Photo: AFP

The ten 'real' no-go zones in Paris

Fox News came under fire recently for listing areas in Paris they claimed were "no-go zones". But what do they know? We've listed the real places in the City of Light that you'd want to avoid. Although they're more "don't-go" zones than "no-go". READ  

Cannes festival: Coen brothers to head jury
A file photo taken on November 14, 2013 shows the Coen brothers, Ethan (L) and Joel (R). Photo: AFP

Cannes festival: Coen brothers to head jury

The Coen brothers, the award-winning American directors of "No Country for Old Men", "Fargo" and "The Big Lebowski", are to jointly head this year's Cannes Film Festival jury, the organisers announced on Tuesday. READ  

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