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Stunning French villages you've never heard of
The tiny village of Eus. Photo: Les plus beaux villages de France

Stunning French villages you've never heard of

Right after France voted for its favourite village for 2015, we avoid the crowds and list the ten best French villages you've never heard of, with the help of some French people in the know. READ  

Paris Olympics 2024?
Can Paris win the bid for the 2024 Olympics?
Paris' Mayor Anne Hidalgo at the official launch of the Paris bid for the 2024 Olympics. Photo: AFP

Can Paris win the bid for the 2024 Olympics?

After officially announcing its bid, Paris has been installed as the front runner for the 2024 Olympics Games. But how does the French capital compare to the other cities in the hat and does it have a chance to win? READ  

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  

Editor's blog
Lay off the French - They are not that rude
Surely the French aren't that rude to tourists. Photo: AFP

Lay off the French - They are not that rude

France's foreign minister and tourist chiefs think the renowned French rudeness to visitors is a problem that needs resolving but are they really unwelcoming and unfriendly to visitors? Surely it's time to put that cliché to bed, argues The Local's Ben McPartland. READ  

Waterloo still taboo for the French 200 years on
Why is Waterloo still a taboo for the French? File photo of a Waterloo reenactment. Photo: AFP

Waterloo still taboo for the French 200 years on

There will be no high-ranking French officials attending this week's gigantic commemoration for the 200-year anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Is it really just a case of the French being sore losers? READ  

And the most beautiful square in France is...?
Can you spot which square in France this is? Photo: Carlos Martin/Flickr

And the most beautiful square in France is...?

From cities across France, here's a selection of the most stunning squares the country has to offer. But which one gets your vote? READ  

There's Life Outside Paris
Seven reasons to leave Paris for Lyon
The old town of Lyon. Photo: Michael Muraz/Flickr

Seven reasons to leave Paris for Lyon

As part of our There's Life Outside Paris series, we shine the light on Lyon and why many argue the city offers far more than its bigger, more famous, and more popular rival to the north. 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 on in France: Ten things to do in June
Marchers at one of the previous Paris Pride Parades. Photo: AFP

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

Summer is (hopefully) set to scorch France in June - and we've collected ten of the best opportunities for you to make the most of it. From Pride parades to wine exhibitions and music festivals here's ten events not to miss. 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  

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  

Opinion
Give us a vote: we've got most to lose if UK quits
2.2 million Brits live in another EU country. 2.3 million people from elsewhere in the EU live in the UK. Photo: Charles Clegg.

Give us a vote: we've got most to lose if UK quits

Brits in the rest of the EU should all be given a vote in the country’s upcoming referendum - as should Europeans who live in the UK. We’re the ones with most to lose, argues The Local's managing editor James Savage. READ  

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  

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