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Ten great things to do in France in September
The Techno Parade in Paris will see tens of thousands of electro music fans will take to the streets of the capital. Photo: Thomas Samson/AFP

Ten great things to do in France in September

2 days ago

Who said summer was over? It may be back to work for most of us but there’s still plenty to do and see this September. Here are some unmissable events around France.

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The eight wackiest bars you can find in Paris
Paris has its fair share of crazy cocktail bars. Photo: Dana Albers/Flickr

The eight wackiest bars you can find in Paris

August 26, 2015

Paris has its fair share of outlandish bars. From Mexican wrestling to Siberian temperatures, there's something for all tastes.

French mayor 'to force artists to mind kids'
The National Front mayor in Fréjus doesn’t feel the town hasn’t received enough in return from the artists. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard/ AFP

French mayor 'to force artists to mind kids'

July 30, 2015

A far-right mayor in the southern town of Fréjus is allegedly considering making a group of local artists mind children in exchange for the rent subsidies they receive.

Paris Plages 2015
Paris Plages: Ten great reasons to hit the beach
Here's 10 things not to miss at the 2015 edition of Paris-Plage. Photo: Fred Dufour/AFP

Paris Plages: Ten great reasons to hit the beach

July 20, 2015

The French capital's beach festival "Paris Plages" opens on Monday and promises to be bigger and better than ever before. We've scoured the programme and found the top ten activities on offer.

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How living in France will change your lifestyle
No time for lunch at home? Not in France. Photo: Shutterstock

How living in France will change your lifestyle

July 08, 2015

Whether for better or for worse, many foreigners find that their habits alter when they move to France. Here, a few veteran expats share their experiences of how French culture has changed their lifestyles.

Paris to welcome Game of Thrones exhibition

July 06, 2015

Paris may be still be masking in the summer sun but for Game of Thrones fans in the city winter is certainly coming, with the upcoming arrival of an exhibition devoted to the blockbuster TV series.

US orders a million donuts from France
A box of donuts, one million of which will be on there way from France to the US.

US orders a million donuts from France

July 03, 2015

Imagine a French customer putting an order in with a US firm to send one million croissants over the Atlantic. Well, the opposite happened this week.

Outcry as France's much loved puppets face axe

July 02, 2015

They have lampooned the political elite for decades, at home and abroad, but now the merciless puppets hosting France's favourite comedy show Les Guignols are threatened with redundancy, sparking an outcry on Thursday.

Ten must-visit movie scene locations in Paris
The Inception Bridge also featured in Parks and Recreation. Photo: Deedle-Dee Productions

Ten must-visit movie scene locations in Paris

June 22, 2015

Fancy feeling like you're in a movie? Here's how to find the spots where ten of the most famous movie scenes in the French capital were set, put together by the folks at Set in Paris walking tours.

Fête de la Musique
How France made the world listen to the music
Street performers get down to the beat in 2014's festival. Photo: AFP

How France made the world listen to the music

June 19, 2015

Sunday marks World Music Day, a concept that began in France in 1981 and then spread across the globe. Here are the main things you need to know about the annual "Fête de la Musique".

Artist's fury as Versailles 'vagina' vandalised

June 18, 2015

UPDATED: The British-Indian artist behind the controversial "Queen's Vagina" sculpture at Versailles has blasted an "intolerance towards art in France", after the installation was vandalised.

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Paris turns out in white for annual chic picnic

June 12, 2015

More than 13,000 people turned out in Paris on Thursday for the 27th edition of 'Diner en blanc' ('Dinner in white') -- a pop-up picnic where attendees dress to the nines entirely in white.

€3m French fort for sale on classified ads site
This fort is for sale. Photo: AFP

€3m French fort for sale on classified ads site

June 09, 2015

A massive and privately owned fort in the south of France has been listed in the online classified pages... for a cool €2.8 million. And the current owner is not impressed.

Brigitte Bardot wants end to 'abuse' of her image
Bardot has been a popular subject for photographers and painters alike. Photo: AFP

Brigitte Bardot wants end to 'abuse' of her image

June 08, 2015

France's most famous former sex symbol Brigitte Bardot is cracking down on people "exploiting her image" after threatening legal action against a Riviera shop that was selling Bardot memorabilia.

Versailles 'giant vagina' causes stir in France
Photo: Fabrice Seixas/Kapoor Studio

Versailles 'giant vagina' causes stir in France

June 05, 2015

Another row over art has kicked off in France this week after a massive sculpture, supposedly representing the "vagina of a queen", has been installed on the gardens of the historic Versailles Palace.

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