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IN IMAGES: Winter is coming to French Alps
Snow has been falling in the French Alps. Here's some of the best pics.

IN IMAGES: Winter is coming to French Alps

In recent weeks snow has been steadily falling over the French Alps. For those who can't wait to get on the slopes, here's a gallery of images to show that winter is well and truly on its way to the mountains. READ  

Angry French taxi drivers 'attack' Uber user
The woman claims a taxi driver threw an object at her head when she attempted to get into the Uber vehicle. A French taxi: Shutterstock

Angry French taxi drivers 'attack' Uber user

A student returning home after celebrating her birthday claims she was attacked by a mob of angry taxi drivers after choosing the rival private chauffeured car service Uber over their services, French media reported Monday. READ  

Ferry passenger goes overboard in Channel
The ship was crossing the Channel from Calais in France to Dover in Britain when the passenger fell into the sea. Photo: Philippe Huguen/AFP

Ferry passenger goes overboard in Channel

Rescue workers said on Thursday they had searched extensively for the passenger of a cross-channel ferry who fell overboard overnight off the English coast, to no avail so far. READ  

Paris sees fall in crime against tourists
Crime against tourists in Paris is falling, the police say. Photo: AFP

Paris sees fall in crime against tourists

The French capital has a reputation among many of its 30 million annual tourists for being dangerous, but new figures released on Wednesday show crime against visitors is actually falling. READ  

Italian outbids Chinese for France's Club Med
Italian businessman Andrea Bonomi had made an improved offer for Club Med. Stephane De Sakutin/AFP

Italian outbids Chinese for France's Club Med

A long battle to control French holiday firm Club Med took another turn on Tuesday after the French stock market authority announced Italian businessman Andrea Bonomi had made an improved offer. READ  

And the 'cheapest' ski resort in France is...?
Where in France is the cheapest ski resort? Photo: Copadelle Dolomiti/Flickr

And the 'cheapest' ski resort in France is...?

With the ski season not far off, snow bunnies can now consult a new set of rankings which lists France's cheapest and priciest ski resorts. READ  

Turbulence forces Paris-NY flight to turn back
An Arr France flight from Paris to New York was forced to turn around due to heavy turbulence. Photo: Paul Nelhams/Flickr

Turbulence forces Paris-NY flight to turn back

An Air France Airbus A380 was forced to turn back to Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport on Tuesday after three crew members were injured as the plane flew through severe turbulence. READ  

Airbnb users in France to pay extra tax
Airbnb users will have to pay the taxe de sejour in future. Photo: Screengrab Airbnb

Airbnb users in France to pay extra tax

Holiday rental websites in France, such as the popular Airbnb, will soon have to collect a visitors tax – taxe de séjour – from users under new rules set to be passed this week. READ  

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Metro and Train strike set for Tuesday in France
A train and metro strike is set for Tuesday in France. Photo: AFP

Metro and Train strike set for Tuesday in France

Commuters should brace themselves for travel chaos next week, with a train and Metro strike set for Tuesday, according to AFP. But it's not clear yet how big of an industrial action it's going to be. READ  

Ryanair told to pay €8m over labour law breach
Photo: Paolo Margari/Flickr

Ryanair told to pay €8m over labour law breach

UPDATED: A French court ruled on Tuesday that Irish budget airline Ryanair must pay €8.1 million ($10.3 million) in damages along with €200,000 in fines for breach of French labour law. READ  

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IN PICTURES
French property face-off: The Vendée vs Limousin
The old barn or the old mill? What would you spend your money on? Photo: Leggett

French property face-off: The Vendée vs Limousin

Would you prefer a converted mill in the Vendée or a renovated barn in the Limousin region of France? Take a look at these two very different revamped properties in France that are on the market and decide what would you rather spend your money on. READ  

Cover up and don't joke: France's travel warnings
What does France warn its citizens about when travelling to far foreign lands like the united States? Photo: Shutterstock/AFP/Lincoln 6267/Flickr

Cover up and don't joke: France's travel warnings

France issues detailed guidance for its nationals about visiting foreign countries, and the warnings can provide humorous and spot on insights about the differences between France and countries like the US, Germany and Sweden. We've gathered together some of the more pertinent pieces of advice. READ  

Paris: Trains to airports hit by one-day strike
Paris RER B trains to the city's airports will be severely disrupted on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Paris: Trains to airports hit by one-day strike

Anyone heading to one of Paris’s two airports on Thursday might have a torrid day of travel ahead of them after drivers on the RER B called a day’s strike. READ  

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