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Ten French words you'll never hear in France
Ten French words that you'll never hear in France. Photo: Shutterstock

Ten French words you'll never hear in France

Ever heard someone say "Tiggy-doo?" in France? It's French (actually spelled Tiguidou) and it's just one example of a long list of Gallic words that you'll never come across in France. READ  

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The ten 'real' no-go zones in Paris
There are no-go zones in the City of Light after all. Photo: AFP

The ten 'real' no-go zones in Paris

Fox News came under fire recently for listing areas in Paris they claimed were "no-go zones". But what do they know? We've listed the real places in the City of Light that you'd want to avoid. Although they're more "don't-go" zones than "no-go". READ  

Paris Terror Attacks
'It feels like I'm in a warzone': Paris tourist
Armed forces protect Paris' most famous landmark. Photo: AFP

'It feels like I'm in a warzone': Paris tourist

French officials have ramped up security in Paris after last week's terror attack, including around major tourist sites. The Local talks to tourists around the city, one of whom compares the French capital to a war zone. READ  

What now for France post-terror attacks?
What happens now for Hollande, Paris and France? Photo: AFP

What now for France post-terror attacks?

As shell-shocked France looks for answers in the wake of its worst terror attack in decades, The Local casts an eye into the not-so-distant future to look at what may change politically and socially in the still traumatized nation. READ  

RECAP: 3.7 million take to streets in France
Crowds remained after dark at the Place de la Republique where Sunday's march began hours earlier. Photo:AFP

RECAP: 3.7 million take to streets in France

Hundreds of thousands of people, including over 50 heads of states, took to the streets in Paris and across France on Sunday to send out the message that they will not be cowed by Islamist extremism. As many as 1.5 million marched in Paris and hundreds of thousands more across the country. READ  

Paris Terror Attacks
'A true nightmare': Parisians react to attacks
Parisians leave flowers at the scene of the second hostage drama. Photo: The Local

'A true nightmare': Parisians react to attacks

The day after three terrorists were gunned down by police in Paris, The Local's Oliver Gee headed to scene of the second hostage drama and talked to Parisians about the attack, Sunday's march, and why the French aren't showing their fear. READ  

Paris's Louvre is world's most visited museum
Photo: Jim Larrison/Flickr

Paris's Louvre is world's most visited museum

The Louvre art gallery in Paris, home to the likes of the Mona Lisa painting, is the world's most visited museum, new figures have revealed. READ  

Twelve things that will happen in France in 2015
What will happen in France in 2015. Photo: Matthieu Alexandre/AFP

Twelve things that will happen in France in 2015

The Local looks into our crystal ball to predict what will happen in the year ahead in France. From warships to the weather, we have everything covered. READ  

Having a baby in France: Ten lessons learned
Life always teaches us a few lessons, none more so than when you're having a baby in France. Photo: Baby photo

Having a baby in France: Ten lessons learned

Having a baby is daunting enough, let alone having one in a foreign country. The Local's editor Ben McPartland looks back at a few of the lessons he learned from becoming a new dad in France, from avoiding the Metro to why monkey pyjamas in Paris are a big no-no. READ  

Named and shamed: The French who bash France
Who are the biggest French bashers of France? Photo: AFP

Named and shamed: The French who bash France

Finance Minister Michel Sapin recently told The Local that what hurts the most is French-bashing by the French themselves. So we've identified some of the main Gallic culprits of French-bashing that will be on Sapin's watch list. READ  

12 'French' things that aren't actually French
So many things are labelled as French but aren't actually French at all.

12 'French' things that aren't actually French

Does "French Kissing" really come from France? Here The Local looks at 12 things that sound very French in name but actually have nothing to do with France. READ  

Debunking myths
11 things you (wrongly) presumed about France
Still think there's nothing more intrinsically French than all-things cheesy? Photo of woman eating cheese: Shutterstock

11 things you (wrongly) presumed about France

Are the French really the world's leading cheese-eating, red wine guzzling, sex obsessed 'surrender monkeys' they are so often made out to be? Here The Local debunks some of the myths surrounding the French by finding ways other countries beat France at their own game, so to speak. READ  

IN IMAGES: Lyon lights up for Fête des Lumières
The festival of Lights in Lyon. Photo: Pezner/Twitter

IN IMAGES: Lyon lights up for Fête des Lumières

Lyon is serving up a spectacular light and candle show for its annual Fête des Lumières. Here's a selection of the best images from a festival that was born out of coincidence and dates as far back as 1852. READ  

Festive Face-off
Who does Christmas better? French vs Anglos
It's a simple question? France for Christmas or home? Photo: FLickr/ David Pursehouse/THomas Claveirole

Who does Christmas better? French vs Anglos

Agonising over whether to go home for Christmas this year? To make it easier for you we've put together this festive face-off to decide once and for all who does Christmas better, the French or the Anglos. READ  

Opinion
Why company bosses in France have had enough
Business owners in France march with locks around their necks to symbolize how restrained they are by taxes, laws and bureaucracy. Photo: Martin Bureau/ AFP

Why company bosses in France have had enough

As business owners in France hold a week-long uprising against red tape and taxes, the head of one of the main unions behind the action told The Local why business leaders in France are at their wits end. READ  

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