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Six Paris Metro stations you really have to visit
The Louvre Metro station. Photo: silktwisteddagger/Flickr

Six Paris Metro stations you really have to visit

Tourists visiting Paris are normally advised to stay well clear of the Paris Metro, but there is a whole alternative underground sightseeing experience worth checking out. Here are six Paris Metro stations definitely worth going underground for. READ  

France courts foreign entrepreneurs with €5m
French Tech Ticket - hoping to bring foreign entrepreneurs to France. Photo: Techticket.com

France courts foreign entrepreneurs with €5m

France is offering international entrepreneurs a share of €5 million worth of subsidies in a bid to persuade them to launch their start-ups in Paris rather than other capital cities. Applicants must speak English and will also get help finding a flat. READ  

Brexit fears? Maybe it's time to become French
Could it be time to become a French citizen? Photo: AFP

Brexit fears? Maybe it's time to become French

With the Conservatives back in power meaning an impending referendum on Britain's place in the EU, many expats will have joked that it's time to become a French citizen. But just in case you are taking it seriously, here's how it's done. READ  

Eurovision 2015
France set for yet more Eurovision calamity
France's entrant Lisa Angell rehearsing in Vienna. Photo: Elena Volotova/EBU

France set for yet more Eurovision calamity

France has suffered an absolutely shocking run at the Eurovision song contest in recent years, but could Lisa Angell turn it around in 2015 with her song "N'oubliez pas"? Definitely not, says The Local's Oliver Gee. READ  

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Video: The hardest word to pronounce in French
Can you say this French word?

Video: The hardest word to pronounce in French

What is the most difficult French word to pronounce? Our readers responded, and we hit the streets of Paris to put tourists to the test in what we agree is the crème de la crème of tricky French words. READ  

'We tell the men to expect bodies in the sea'
French Lieutenant-commander Thomas Vuong, commandant of French Military ship "Commandant Birot" addresses journalists on May 3rd after a rescue operation. Photo: AFP

'We tell the men to expect bodies in the sea'

French naval officers patrolling the Mediterranean are trained to shoot holes in emptied boats to stop traffickers using them again, and to handle the corpses of refugees who fail to make it to Europe. READ  

What's on in France: Ten things to do in May
The Louvre museum will be among 1,200 open for free on the 16th. Photo: Oliver Gee

What's on in France: Ten things to do in May

It may not feel like summer quite yet but there are plenty of things to entice you outdoors this May. From the French Open in Paris to a street art festival in Biarritz, at least one of these events is guaranteed to excite you. READ  

Cannes Film Festival
The 2015 Cannes Film Festival in numbers
The official Cannes Film Festival banner is unveiled. Photo: AFP

The 2015 Cannes Film Festival in numbers

The 68th Cannes Film Festival kicks off on Wednesday. Here's everything you need to know about it, from the tiny number of female Palme d'Or directors to the whopping total budget. READ  

IN PICTURES
Whatever happened to Paris's beautiful bridges?

Whatever happened to Paris's beautiful bridges?

Whether or not you're a fan of love locks, you can't say there is anything romantic about the once-picturesque bridges that cross the River Seine in the heart of Paris, now covered in graffiti and in a state of disrepair. READ  

The best places to watch the sun set in France
Mont Saint-Michel at sunset. Photo: Chris Juden/Flickr

The best places to watch the sun set in France

France is overflowing with the visually stunning - and most of it looks even better with a setting sun in the background. Here are the best of the best when it comes to France's sunsets. READ  

Guest blog
Why the ties? A French view of the UK election
The choice of ties worn by some politicians in the UK would be an unforgivable offence in France. Photo: AFP

Why the ties? A French view of the UK election

From an unforgivable fashion faux pas to the lack of election fever, London based French blogger Muriel Demarcus points out a few of the differences between the UK election and what happens in France. READ  

Migrant camps emerge in the heart of Paris
Around 80 tents are home to around 250 migrants near La Chapelle Metro station. Photo: The Local

Migrant camps emerge in the heart of Paris

In recent weeks almost 500 refugees who have made their way to France via the notorious migrant boats across the Mediterranean have set up camp at two locations in the heart of Paris. But many tell The Local they have no plans of staying in the French capital. READ  

Five unmissable outdoor bars in Paris
An evening at Nuba in Paris. Photo: Nuba/Facebook

Five unmissable outdoor bars in Paris

Looking for a cool place to grab a drink with friends now that the summer weather is here? Check out The Local's top hotspots in Paris. READ  

The View from France
Why the French care little for the UK election
Dave, Nick and even "Ed the red" are failing to grab the attention of the French public. Photo: AFP

Why the French care little for the UK election

In the weeks leading up the French presidential election the British media is normally gripped by the race for the Elysée palace. But the French just don't seem that interested in next month's UK election. Here’s why they just might not care as much. READ  

Language Matters
Is it time the French scrapped tu and vous?
"Did you just say tu to me?" Photo: Shutterstock

Is it time the French scrapped tu and vous?

Everyone who has ever lived in France knows all about the social minefield that is tu and vous - and that goes for the French too. The Local France’s editor Ben McPartland and French language expert Camille Chevalier-Karfis argue over whether it’s time to ditch the protocol. READ  

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