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Chinese tourists warned to stay off RER trains
Passengers wait for the RER in Paris. Photo: Jean-Pierre Dalbéra/Flickr

Chinese tourists warned to stay off RER trains

The Chinese embassy in Paris has reportedly warned its community to avoid the commuter RER trains after French thieves have repeatedly targeted Chinese people on board. READ  

Skier hit by a plane on piste in French Alps
A Polish skier was hit a plane on a ski slope in the French Alps on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Skier hit by a plane on piste in French Alps

A skier was struck by a plane on a ski slope in the French Alps on Thursday and remarkably lived to tell the tale. Officials say "a catastrophe was only narrowly avoided" after the plane just missed a group of children. READ  

Tourists sent on 1,200km GPS detour in France
The La Plagne ski resort. Photo: AFP

Tourists sent on 1,200km GPS detour in France

A bus driver tasked with taking 50 Belgian tourists to a French ski resort got his GPS directions wrong, taking passengers on a 1,200 kilometre detour. READ  

Treasures stolen from Fontainebleau palace
The Chateau de Fontainebleau, south east of Paris. Photo: Bradley Wells/Flickr

Treasures stolen from Fontainebleau palace

Brazen burglars are on the run after they got away with 15 artefacts - including a king's crown - from Fontainebleau palace near Paris on Sunday. READ  

Pyrénées
Woman dies after being 'caught in snow blower'
A woman has died in the Pyrenees after apparently being sucked into a snow blower. Photo: Msdot/flickr

Woman dies after being 'caught in snow blower'

Police at a ski resort in the Pyrénées are investigating after a young woman died after apparently being sucked into a snow blower. READ  

Avalanche death toll in French Alps nears 30
The death toll from avalanches in the French Alps is high once again this winter. Photo: Pierre Clatot/AFP

Avalanche death toll in French Alps nears 30

It's been another deadly winter in the French Alps with the death toll from avalanches reaching 28 at the weekend after the latest fatal snowslide. READ  

Property in France
Why 2015 is the year to buy that house in France
The time is right to buy that house in France you always wanted. Photo: Property photo

Why 2015 is the year to buy that house in France

With the double whammy of low interest rates and favourable exchange rates, a property expert tells The Local that there's never been a better time for foreigners to buy their dream home in France. The Local speaks to a family who is set to do exactly that. READ  

French coast braced for 'tide of the century'
The French coast is braced for the slightly misleadingly named "tide of the century". Photo: Franck Perry/AFP

French coast braced for 'tide of the century'

Parts of the French coast will be on alert next month for the so-called "tide of the century", but it might get a glimpse of how bad it’s going to be this weekend when seas are expected to be almost as high. READ  

UK trumps France in Europe's best beach list
Côte des Basques is favoured by surfers and the wealthy. Photo: Jpbako/Flickr

UK trumps France in Europe's best beach list

The UK is home to more of Europe's top beaches than France where only one of its famous "plages" just about squeezed into a ranking of the top 25 on the continent. Yep, we were pretty taken aback by this too. READ  

French hotels declare war on AirBnB
The Grand Hotel in Paris. Photo: Doug/Flickr

French hotels declare war on AirBnB

French hoteliers have taken action against holiday accommodation options such as AirBnb, penning an open letter to the prime minister urging him to even out the competition. READ  

Skiers heading to the Alps face travel chaos
Snow and heavy traffic could make it hard for people heading to the slopes on Saturday. Photo: AFP Photo/Jean-Pierre Clatot

Skiers heading to the Alps face travel chaos

Parisians heading off to the ski slopes at the start of the school holidays could face an ordeal to get to the mountains with traffic chaos forecast for all roads leading to the French Alps. And remember what happened last time... READ  

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Tourist or lifer: what sort of expat are you?

Are you a lifer or a tourist? Photo: Shutterstock

Tourist or lifer: what sort of expat are you?

The adventurous (or lost) souls who choose to start up life in another country come in all shapes and sizes, and relate to their home and adopted countries in different ways. See where on the spectrum you fit in. READ  

Eiffel Tower: World's most popular selfie spot
The Iron Lady tops the list of the best selfie locations. Photo: bmcdermott/Instagram

Eiffel Tower: World's most popular selfie spot

The Eiffel Tower has been revealed as the most popular spot in the world to take a "selfie"... and it wasn't the only spot in Paris to make the top ten. READ  

Mega hostel opens its doors in Paris
Photo: The Generator Paris

Mega hostel opens its doors in Paris

A youth hostel with room for over 900 guests has opened in central Paris. The Local pays a visit to find out how it differs from other hostels in the French capital and whether you'd actually want to spend a night with 900 people. READ  

More severe weather set for south-west France
A man clears snow off a car in the Pyrénées. Photo: AFP

More severe weather set for south-west France

UPDATED: France has issued a severe weather warning for motorists in southwestern France with more heavy snow forecast. Check out some of the best pictures of the "snowpocalypse". READ  

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