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Parisians really are rude to tourists -  true or false?
Is the rude Parisian waiter more of a myth than a reality? We ask tourists visiting Paris to decide. Photo: Fred Dufour/AFP

Parisians really are rude to tourists - true or false?

Almost a year ago it seemed like stories of Parisians being rude to tourists would soon be a thing of the past, when city tourist chiefs published a guide on how to better welcome visitors. The Local took to the streets to see if tourists had noticed a difference. READ () »

Getting married in France
How to avoid any French wedding nightmares
How to avoid any French wedding nightmares. Photo: Shutterstock

How to avoid any French wedding nightmares

France is a popular choice for foreign couples tying the knot including a fair few celebrities – but beware the pitfalls. Here, The Local speaks to a France-based wedding planner and a bride-to-be about how to have a hassle-free French wedding. READ () »

British duke takes €20m hit on Paris markets
A man walks on August 4, 2013 in the Clignancourt flea market in Saint-Ouen, outside Paris, that has cost the UK's Duke of Westminster a cool €20 million. Photo: Bertrand Guay/AFP

British duke takes €20m hit on Paris markets

Britain's Duke of Westminster has bailed out of an investment in two famous Paris antiques markets nursing a reported loss of over €20 million, it emerged on Tuesday. READ () »

French minister backs sunday shop openings
France's Foreign Minister believes shops in the country should open on Sundays. Photo: Tilemahos/Flickr

French minister backs sunday shop openings

Visitors to France should be allowed to shop till they drop seven days a week, the country's Foreign Minister said on Tuesday, weighing into a fierce debate over restrictions on Sunday trading. A new poll suggests many French are willing to work on Sundays to earn more money. READ () »

Nice seafront to bid for World Heritage status
The famous Promenade des Anglais in Nice. Will it be recognisd by Unesco? Photo: Patrick06/Flickr

Nice seafront to bid for World Heritage status

Could the famous Promenade des Anglais along the Nice seafront become the latest French landmark to join Unesco’s World Heritage list? That’s the wish of local authorities, who are said to be preparing a bid. READ () »

Eurostar: Major train delays after two incidents
Multiple incident snarl Eurostar traffic during Easter rush. Photo: Denis Charlet/AFP

Eurostar: Major train delays after two incidents

Hundreds of travelers on Eurostar trains between Paris and London saw hours of delays and cancellations on Thursday night due to back-to-back technical and fatal incidents. Service was supposed to be back to normal on Friday. READ () »

Burgundy 'will be ruined by wind farms'
Will Burgundy's worldwide reputation suffer because of windfarms? Photo: Jeff Pachoud/AFP

Burgundy 'will be ruined by wind farms'

The famous Burgundy region of France is synonymous with its vineyards but its image will soon be ruined, campaigners say, by the planned construction of new wind turbines. They say their chances of gaining UNESCO world heritage status are threatened. READ () »

Australian 'graffiti tourists' arrested in Paris
File Photo of a typically graffiti covered Paris Metro. Photo: Jacques Demarthon/AFP

Australian 'graffiti tourists' arrested in Paris

Two Australian tourists who had left their mark on the City of Light with a few cans of spray paint, were picked up by French police this week. It appears the pair of graffiti vandals were on an InterRail trip and planned to “tag the whole of Europe” READ () »

Paris: Iconic Lutetia hotel closes for major revamp
The iconic Le Lutetia hotel in Paris, which will close for three years to be renovated. Photo: Franck Fife/AFP

Paris: Iconic Lutetia hotel closes for major revamp

Another one of Paris's iconic luxury hotels has closed for major renovations. After the Ritz and the Crillon shut their doors for a makeover this week the famous Le Lutetia followed suit. READ () »

Eurostar services hit after lightning strike
Eurostar commuters were hit by severe delays on Thursday after lightning struck a transformer. Photo: Mike Knell/Flickr

Eurostar services hit after lightning strike

Hundreds of Eurostar commuters suffered severe delays on Thursday after a lightning strike sparked a fire on the English side of the cross-channel rail link, forcing one train to turn back. READ () »

Paris Metro: 13 stations close for Chinese leader
The visit of Chinese leader Xi Jinping has forced the closure of 13 Metro stations in Paris on Thursday. Photo: Peter Kovarik/AFP

Paris Metro: 13 stations close for Chinese leader

Commuters in Paris were left furious on Thursday when authorities closed no less than 13 Metro stations during the morning rush hour for citing security reasons for the state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping. READ () »

IN PICTURES
French Property Face-off: Alps versus Riviera
French Property Face-off. It's the Alps versus the Riviera, a mountain chalet versus a seaside villa. Photo: Leggett Immobilier

French Property Face-off: Alps versus Riviera

For the second edition of French Property Face-off, readers have the tough choice between a cosy ski chalet in the French Alps and a pristine villa overlooking the Côte d'Azur on the French Riviera. Take a look through the slideshow and see which one you would go for. READ () »

British skier dies in 600m fall in French Alps
A British skier died in the French Alps on Tuesday after falling 600 metres to his death. Photo: CoppaDellaDolomite/flickr

British skier dies in 600m fall in French Alps

An investigation has been launched into the death of a British skier who plunged 600 metres to his death in the French Alps on Tuesday. A fellow British skier avoided the fall. READ () »

France - weather
Meet 'Ulla', the new storm heading for Brittany
Ulla - the new storm heading for Brittany. Photo: Screengrab Meteo France

Meet 'Ulla', the new storm heading for Brittany

Just as Brittany catches its breath after the latest fierce storm, another tempest, this one named Ulla, was set to lash the western French region on Friday. Winds of up to 130km/h are expected as well as high sea swells. READ () »

Air France pilots set to strike during holidays
Air France pilots are set to go on strike later this month. Photo: Eyeone/Flickr

Air France pilots set to strike during holidays

Transport in France could be disrupted once again this month with Air France pilots set to hold a four-day strike right in the middle of the French school holidays, in a bid to cause maximum disruption. READ () »

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