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Want a '30-hour work week'? Move to Paris (or Lyon)
Lunchtime in Paris? Photo: reynermedia/Flickr

Workers in Paris and Lyon put in the fewest hours out of 71 major cities around the world. Lazy or supremely efficient.

The nations the French love to make fun of the most
Photo: Romain Seignovert

The British are not the French's top target, believe it or not.

What's the story behind French Neighbours' Day?
Families get together in the northern suburbs of Paris on Neighbour's Day. Photo: AFP

Paris: Street artist makes the Louvre pyramid disappear
Photo: JRart/Twitter

Now you see it, now you don't.

Guest blog
Five reasons Lille should actually be part of Belgium
Photo: Hailemichael FISEHA/Flickr

It's technically in France, but does it really belong there?

Say 'au revoir' to the Paris Metro ticket
Photo: clogsilk/Flickr

It will soon be the end of a very long era.

British director Ken Loach wins Palme d'Or at Cannes
British director Ken Loach. Photo: AFP

Britain's Ken Loach took home the Palme d'Or on Sunday night, launching a withering attack on austerity economics in his acceptance speech.

Get ready for France's 'Night of the Museums'
Photo: ChMN (Château-Musée de Nemours)/Nuit des Musees

Prepare for behind-the-scenes access, shows and other special events at France's museums on Saturday.

Revealed: The ultimate sex map of France
Photo: tamaralvarez/Flickr

Porn, Viagra, swingers' clubs... Here's the truth about the sex habits of the French, by region.

The Local Recipes
How to make a traditional French cassoulet
The finished dish. All photos: Paul Oatway

Riviera-based food blogger Laura Tobin shares her recipe for a delicious French cassoulet.

IN PICS: Commuter trains in Paris get royal makeover
Feel like a king on the Versailles-inspired commuter train. Photo: Maxime Huriez/SNCF

Parisians, your carriage awaits.

Paris: Here's how to find French cinema in English
The audience at one of Lost in Frenchlation's screenings. Photo: Lost in Frenchlation

Want to watch French movies in Paris but can't understand them? Look no further.

How to say 'OUCH' in French (and ten other sounds)
OUCH! Photo: Richard Gillin/Flickr

Here's how to kiss, hush, cry and slap in French. And much more.

France readies for first national 'motorway party'
Part of the day will see runners cross the Millau viaduct in southern France. Photo: AFP

It's time to use France's motorways for something besides driving.

French Instagrammers remake iconic Paris art
A new look at François Boucher. Photo: Paris Musées

Check out this new exhibition, which has seen social media users take a fresh look at classic French art.

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