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The great Gallic grub that's surprisingly healthy
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The great Gallic grub that's surprisingly healthy
6 hours ago

This list will make all lovers of French cuisine feel immediately less guilty and more healthy.

France's Cahors region is new frontier for wine investors
The castle of Lagrezette in Caillac, southwestern France. Photo: Remy Gabalda/AFP

France's Cahors region is new frontier for wine investors
1 day ago

France's southwestern Cahors region is a new frontier for foreign investors, from Argentine winegrowers doing the "Malbec tango" to potential investor "ambassadors" from China.

UK group performs Shakespeare to Calais migrants
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UK group performs Shakespeare to Calais migrants
February 04, 2016

The Shakespeare's Globe group has performed Hamlet in the Calais jungle - check out some scenes from the show.

No, the French aren't bidding a final adieu to the circumflex
"I am the circumflex". Photo: Twitter

No, the French aren't bidding a final adieu to the circumflex
February 04, 2016

The uproar over reports the French were bidding "adieu" to their favourite little hat or "circonflexe" is just a storm in a 25-year-old tea cup, writes Oliver Gee.

French culture minister woos Hollywood studios
Pellerin with Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America. Photo: AFP

French culture minister woos Hollywood studios
February 04, 2016

France is making a push this week to reel in blockbuster movie productions, pitching a new tax rebate for foreign productions to the heads of Hollywood studios.

Star choreographer Millepied quits Paris Opera Ballet
Benjamin Millepied and his wife Natalie Portman. Photo: AFP

Star choreographer Millepied quits Paris Opera Ballet
February 04, 2016

Choreographer Benjamin Millepied says he wants to "concentrate on creating" instead.

How 2,400 French words are getting a spelling makeover
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How 2,400 French words are getting a spelling makeover
February 04, 2016

Here are a few of the 2,400 spelling changes that France is rolling out.

What's on in France: Ten things to do in February
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What's on in France: Ten things to do in February
February 02, 2016

The holidays are over and spring may seem far away, but there’s always something of interest going on in France, even in February. Here are ten ideas.

Did fear of losing success drive top French chef to commit suicide?
Benoit Violier. Photo: AFP

Did fear of losing success drive top French chef to commit suicide?
February 02, 2016

Benoit Violier, the chef of the "world's best restaurant" whose apparent suicide has thrown a spotlight on the intense pressures facing top cooks, worried that his success would not last, reports said Tuesday.

See what Paris could have had instead of the Eiffel Tower
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See what Paris could have had instead of the Eiffel Tower
February 02, 2016

Take a look at the Paris 'Sun Tower' - an overly ambitious project that lost out to the Eiffel Tower over 100 years ago.

Betty Blue star Béatrice Dalle says she ate a dead man's ear
Béatrice Dalle. Photo: AFP

Betty Blue star Béatrice Dalle says she ate a dead man's ear
February 02, 2016

French actress Béatrice Dalle made the shock confession on French TV.

Mad Max director to head Cannes Film Festival jury
"Mad Max" creator George Miller. Photo: AFP

Mad Max director to head Cannes Film Festival jury
February 02, 2016

The man behind Mad Max will be heading the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

Paris: Louvre breaks record to buy €160 million paintings
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Paris: Louvre breaks record to buy €160 million paintings
February 02, 2016

The Louvre has just gone and spent €80 million - a record for a French museum - to get its hands on two Rembrandt paintings. The Netherlands stumped up the other half of the cost.

Chandeleur - The day the French get superstitious
Is February 2nd the most superstitious day of the year in France? Photo: Serge Melki/Flickr

Chandeleur - The day the French get superstitious
February 01, 2016

Has France gone mad today or is it just the day of "Chandeleur"?

2016 Michelin Guide
'S**t! B**lox!'- Ramsay sees Versailles restaurant lose star
British chef Gordon Ramsay. Photo: AFP

'S**t! B**lox!'- Ramsay sees Versailles restaurant lose star
February 01, 2016

Famously foul-mouthed Gordon Ramsay must have uttered a few expletives after hearing the Michelin guide had taken a star away from his Versailles restaurant. But it wasn't all bad news for the British celebrity chef.

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