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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

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. READ  

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

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". READ  

Artist's fury as Versailles 'vagina' vandalised
The "Queen's Vagina" at Versailles, which has been vandalised. Photo: Fabrice Seixas/Kapoor Studio

Artist's fury as Versailles 'vagina' vandalised

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. READ  

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Paris turns out in white for annual chic picnic
Diners at the Tuileries Garden in Paris. Photo: AFP

Paris turns out in white for annual chic picnic

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. READ  

€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

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. READ  

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

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. READ  

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

Versailles 'giant vagina' causes stir in France

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. READ  

UK architect has 'answer' to love locks bridge
Could the solution to the love locks be "padlock-proof" railings? Photo: Colin Kovacs

UK architect has 'answer' to love locks bridge

With Paris set to install glass panels on the Pont des Arts bridge to fight off the scourge of the love locks, an architect from the UK tells The Local he has come up with a much better solution. READ  

French noblewoman and husband's heart dug up
Archaeologists work on the body of the 350-year-old noblewoman. Photo: Inrap

French noblewoman and husband's heart dug up

A lead coffin housing the remarkably well-preserved body of a 17th century noblewoman - still wearing her shoes and cap - has been unearthed in the northwestern French city of Rennes. Her husband's heart was found nearby. READ  

The five best French restaurants 'in the world'
The interior of the Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée in Paris. Photo: Pierre Monetta

The five best French restaurants 'in the world'

The "world’s top 50 restaurants" of 2015 have been revealed, and five are from France. Here's a closer look at which they are, what they serve, and how to find them. READ  

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

What's the story behind French Neighbours' Day?

Friday marks Neighbours' Day (Fête des Voisins), a celebration that has spread across the world after it was created in France. Find out how the discovery of a dead woman's body prompted the movement, and how you're expected to take part. READ  

Cinemas pull 'France's American History X'
A scene from the film Un Francais. Photo: Mars Distribution

Cinemas pull 'France's American History X'

France's answer to American History X has been mysteriously cancelled in fifty cinemas ahead of its release next month, with the director hinting that links between France's skinheads and the far-right National Front are too disturbing a cocktail for film distributors. READ  

The ten Paris streets you just have to walk down
How many of these unforgettable streets have YOU seen? Photo: Loïc Lagarde/Flickr

The ten Paris streets you just have to walk down

Paris is best explored on foot - so we asked the experts at Localers walking tours to come up with a list of the most unmissable streets in the French capital. See how many you have walked along. (No, the Champs Elysées is not one of them). READ  

Eurovision 2015
As it happened: Sweden wins Eurovision 2015
Måns Zelmerlöw becomes the sixth act from Sweden to win Eurovision. Photo: AFP

As it happened: Sweden wins Eurovision 2015

Sweden won the 60th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday night, thanks to 28-year-old Måns Zelmerlöw. Read our highlights from the night, with insights from our reporting team across Europe. READ  

French films
The best French films you've never heard of
French actor Tahar Rahim in a scene from A Prophet. Photo: YouTube/Screengrab

The best French films you've never heard of

Here's a look back at the best ten French movies you've probably never heard of, thanks to French cinema expert Judith Prescott. READ  

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