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What's on in France: 11 things to do in November
The annual cider festival in Le Sap Normandy, just one of the many things to do in France in November. Photo: JCMayzaud

What's on in France: 11 things to do in November

If you're short of ideas for what to do in France in November, we've gathered together a list of 11 events that are well worth checking out, especially if you're into art, wine, music or just can't wait to get in the Christmas spirit. READ  

IN IMAGES
'Glass ship' Vuitton museum opens in Paris
The Louis Vuitton art museum, which takes the form of a sailboat amongst the trees of the Bois de Boulogne, consists of twelve huge sails in glass. Photo: Bertrand Guay/AFP

'Glass ship' Vuitton museum opens in Paris

Emerging from the woods at the edge of Paris like a glass ship, the hyper-modern Louis Vuitton art museum will be inaugurated on Monday, kicking off an art-filled week in the French capital. READ  

France scoops world blind wine-tasting prize

France scoops world blind wine-tasting prize

France won the world blind wine-tasting competition for teams, unseating reigning champion Belgium on Saturday READ  

US artist smacked in Paris over giant 'sex toy'
This Paul McCarthy sculpture has drawn a violent reaction in Paris. Photo: Bertrand Guay/AFP

US artist smacked in Paris over giant 'sex toy'

American artist Paul McCarthy was slapped in the face and called ‘un-French’ by a passerby in Paris, who was not amused by the provocative creator’s temporary new outdoor work that many say looks like a giant sex toy. READ  

Art
Art or porn? Paris exhibit looks at Marquis de Sade
A new exhibition at Paris's Musée d'Orsay explores the influence of the notorious Marquis de Sade. Photo: Francois Guillot/AFP

Art or porn? Paris exhibit looks at Marquis de Sade

A new exhibition at Paris's famous Musée d'Orsay explores how the notorious libertine/depraved French philosopher the Marquis de Sade influenced artists. Visitors to the gallery have been warned about the "violent nature of some of the works". READ  

ONLY IN FRANCE
Musée d'Orsay shocks with erotic promo video
"This is not just marketing. This is art". That's why the Musée d'Orsay gets The Local's "Only in France" award this week. Photo: Musée d'Orsay

Musée d'Orsay shocks with erotic promo video

This week The Local is handing its prestigious "Only in France" award to Paris's famous Musée d’Orsay, whose promotional video for its new exhibition has got pulses racing beyond the French art world. Let's just say it's "Not Safe For Work". READ  

France to loan Louvre Abu Dhabi 300 artworks
The "Louvre Abu Dahbi" will borrow some of France's finest artworks. Photo: Alain Jocard/AFP

France to loan Louvre Abu Dhabi 300 artworks

France will loan some of its finest art - including works by Da Vinci and Warhol - to the "Louvre Abu Dhabi" a brand new, €500 million museum in the Middle East. READ  

Parisian women 'cheat and skip breakfast'
Photo: AFP

Parisian women 'cheat and skip breakfast'

Embrace your inner snob. Wear red with pink. Eat oysters at home and go to bed before midnight on New Year's Eve. Just some of the advice meted out by four Frenchwomen in a new book on 'how to be Parisian'. READ  

Anglos reject 'racist' French comedy film
Anglos have turned down showing a French comedy they consider racist. Photo: Screengrab/TF1

Anglos reject 'racist' French comedy film

A French comedy that’s the biggest box office hit of the year in France, has been turned down by Anglo film distributors because they consider it 'politically incorrect' and borderline racist. READ  

IN IMAGES: 'Ordinary' life in the Paris suburbs
Nice place for a pic-nic? "Every Sunday"- images of life in Seine-Saint-Denis. Photo: Manolo Mylonas

IN IMAGES: 'Ordinary' life in the Paris suburbs

In this eye-catching gallery French photographer Manolo Mylonas has captured some extraordinary images of ordinary life in some of the poor suburbs that surround Paris. READ  

Nobel Prize for Literature 2014
Ten things to know about Patrick Modiano
Ten things to know about Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano. Photo: AFP

Ten things to know about Patrick Modiano

The French author Patrick Modiano was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday. Given that the first question asked by many outside France was "Who is Patrick Modiano? we’ve put together a list of ten things you need to know about him. READ  

Nobel Prize awards
France's Modiano wins Nobel Literature Prize
Patrick Modiano winner of the 2014 Nobel Literature Prize. Photo:AFP

France's Modiano wins Nobel Literature Prize

French author Patrick Modiano was awarded 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday for his work capturing life under the Nazi occupation. He becomes the 11th French writer to win the award. READ  

France's top female chef takes skills to New York
Anne-Sophie Pic, one of France's top female chefs is hoping to win over New York diners. Photo: Don Emmert/AFP

France's top female chef takes skills to New York

France's top female chef Anne-Sophie Pic is taking her culinary skills across the Atlantic where she hopes to win over the taste buds of the New Yorkers. READ  

Moulin Rouge alive and kicking after 125 years
The Moulin Rouge celebrated its 125th birthday on Monday night. Photo: Shutterstock

Moulin Rouge alive and kicking after 125 years

The iconic Moulin Rouge cabaret in Paris celebrated its 125th anniversary on Monday night, with "sextremists" from Femen gatecrashing the party. READ  

'Nuit Blanche 2014'
Parisians set for all-night 'artistic hike' across city
Viewers will get at an eye-popping selection of art at this weekend's Nuit Blanche, like these folks did at Dominique Lacloche's installation at last year's edition.

Parisians set for all-night 'artistic hike' across city

For this year’s edition of Paris’s all-night art party “Nuit Blanche,” organizers are taking participants on a hike through installations and performances scattered across the City of Light. READ  

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