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Cannes race wide open on eve of awards
Cate Blanchett in Cannes. Photo: Valery Haché/AFP

Cannes race wide open on eve of awards

The competition for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival wraps up Saturday with a clutch of favourites jockeying for one of global cinema's most coveted prizes. READ  

French drug dealers offer customer loyalty cards
It's not quite free but drug dealers in Marseille are rewarding their regular cannabis customers. Photo: Dave H/Flickr

French drug dealers offer customer loyalty cards

Drug dealers in southern France have turned heads after handing out loyalty cards for their customers. But not everyone is amused. READ  

France: Thieves take 17 rare monkeys from zoo
Ten golden lion tamarins were stolen from the zoo. Photo: AFP

France: Thieves take 17 rare monkeys from zoo

Two families of endangered monkeys were stolen from a zoo in central France over the weekend, the sanctuary's director revealed on Monday. 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  

Video reveals the dirty underbelly of Cannes
The scene below the sea in Cannes, southern France. Photo: Facebook/Screenshot

Video reveals the dirty underbelly of Cannes

An amateur diver has stolen the show a week ahead of the Cannes Film Festival's launch after he took a camera under the sea and showed the polluted wasteland that lurks beneath the surface of the French Riviera. READ  

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May 2015: The best month to work in France
File photo of sunbathers at Trocadero, Paris. Photo: Pascal Pavani/AFP

May 2015: The best month to work in France

If you're working in France then there's no better month this year than May, when it comes to the number of public holidays at least. But as usual employers are trying to put an end to what they consider a colossal waste of time and money. READ  

French elevator protocol: Greeting, flirting and sex
"Going up?" Photo: Shutterstock

French elevator protocol: Greeting, flirting and sex

As a new survey reveals exactly how many French people have made love in an elevator, The Local's Oliver Gee reflects on the ups and downs of what many think is actually an excellent lift culture. READ  

Alarming rise in drug use among French teens
Cannabis use is on the rise among French adolescents. Photo: AFP

Alarming rise in drug use among French teens

There has been a surge in the drug and alcohol consumption of French adolescents - especially among teenage girls, new figures have shown. READ  

Obituary
Churchill's French saboteur 'Bob' dead at 92
Robert "Bob" Maloubier died at the age of 92. Photo: AFP

Churchill's French saboteur 'Bob' dead at 92

French secret agent Robert "Bob" Maloubier, a sabotage specialist for Winston Churchill's Special Operations Executive during World War II, has died at the age of 92, his wife said on Tuesday. READ  

Market shrivels for France's famed prunes
Photo: Mehdi Fedouach/AFP

Market shrivels for France's famed prunes

France's famous Agen prunes have seen their market share shrivel in recent years, but local farmers have ploughed money into modern methods in a bid to save their plums. READ  

Michelin-starred chef is organic 'fanatic'
Paoli Sari. Photo: Valery Hache

Michelin-starred chef is organic 'fanatic'

France has many restaurants claiming the "bio" label, but only one to earn a star in the fabled Michelin Guide. READ  

Surfers shun Réunion after shark attacks
Photo: Richard Bouhet/AFP

Surfers shun Réunion after shark attacks

Reunion, once a haven for surfers from around the world, has become a deadly black spot for the sport after a slew of shark attacks. READ  

Top French court lifts ban on 'racist' cakes
The baker must now remove the controversial cakes from his bakery. Photo: CRAN

Top French court lifts ban on 'racist' cakes

France's top administrative court on Thursday overturned a ban on the display in a pastry shop of "racist" cakes in the shape of a naked man and woman coated in dark chocolate. READ  

Les Entrepreneurs
The story of Paris's most popular picnics
Paris Picnic has been delivering for two years. Photo: Private

The story of Paris's most popular picnics

In the latest installment of our "Les Entrepreneurs" series, we talk to the Russian/American founder of Paris Picnic, Katya Kroupnik, about how she went from making three picnics a week to 30 a day in the space of a year. READ  

France votes to legalize drug 'shooting galleries'
France hopes to get drug addicts off the streets. Photo: Shutterstock

France votes to legalize drug 'shooting galleries'

France's National Assembly voted this week to legalize shooting galleries - safe places for addicts to consume drugs - in the hope of keeping users off the street. The move has already proved controversial, with opponents calling the galleries "death rows". READ  

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