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Pokémon Go sparks chaos and concern in France
Teenagers sprint through a park in Bordeaux, not in panic, but in search of a rare Pokemon. Photo: MonsieurBright/YouTube

Videos of hundreds of people sprinting through a park would normally be cause for panic in France at the moment.

The ten places where you really need to speak French
Photo: Lily A./Flickr

There are some places and situations in France where you just have to speak French.

Thirteen free and easy ways to learn French
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Struggling to learn French? Here are some free and easy ways to help you conquer the language once and for all.

32 mistakes foreigners make when they arrive in France
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How many of these have you committed?

Henri Rousseau exhibition proves huge hit in Paris
A woman looks at a painting by French artist Henri Rousseau. All photos: AFP

He was once regarded as a bit of a joke. A self-taught "Sunday painter" who couldn't do hands and who was laughed at by other artists for his amateurish technique.

Summer events cancelled in Paris over 'lack of security'
A sniper at the top of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Photo: AFP

Another sad sign of the impact of the terror threat in France.

Bayonne Festival gets green light despite terror fears
Photo: AFP

The Bayonne Festival - the biggest party in France - will go ahead next week (but with tightened security).

Treasures of Versailles to go on display in Australia
Photo: AFP

Riches from the Palace of Versailles including a harp belonging to Marie Antoinette will travel to Australia, the country's national gallery said Monday, as part of a display never seen outside France.

French thriller 'Bastille Day' pulled after Nice attack
Idris Elba, star of Bastille Day. Photo: AFP

French film distributor Studiocanal has asked cinemas to pull the thriller "Bastille Day", about a planned attack on the eve of France's national holiday, after the real-life truck attack in Nice.

How best to celebrate Bastille Day in France
Photo: AFP

Fireworks, military parades, firemen's balls, — here are some of the best ways to celebrate July 14th in France this year.

Verlan: France's backwards language you need to learn
Photo: Basilemorin/WikiCommons

The French sometimes speak backwards and no one raises an eyebrow. Here's how you can do it too.

Ten of the most beautiful doors in Paris to walk through
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Or if you can't walk through them, at least take a picture.

17 French phrases language learners just don't get
Photo: Helga Weber/Flickr

You might think you speak French, but do you always get these phrases right?

Saudi-funded mosque opens in Nice after long struggle
Mahmoud Benzamia rector of the "En-Nour" mosque stands in the new mosque. Photo: AFP

A Saudi-funded mosque in Nice opened its doors for the first time on Saturday, after a 15-year tussle with the local town hall.

French poet Yves Bonnefoy dies aged 93
Bonnefoy in 2001. Photo: AFP

Yves Bonnefoy, France's most famous contemporary poet and celebrated translator of Shakespeare whose poems were translated into 30 languages, has died at the age of 93, officials confirmed Saturday.

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