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Frenchmen deported for nude pics at Angkor
A man cycles through the north gate of the Angkor Thom. TANG CHHIN SOTHY / AFP

Frenchmen deported for nude pics at Angkor

Three French tourists will be deported from Cambodia after they pleaded guilty to taking nude pictures of each other inside the country's famed Angkor temple complex, a prosecutor said Saturday. READ  

When French tourists behave badly abroad
In 2013 France's consul-general in Australia issued a plea to French backpackers saying their behaviour was bringing shame on the French community. Photo: drunk_by_i_woke_up_today/Flickr

When French tourists behave badly abroad

The French aren’t known to be a particularly rowdy bunch, but they have been known to misbehave while abroad. From an orgy in the Pompeii brothel to scaling an American landmark, we've made a countdown of some of their most mischievous exploits. And the prize for the naughtiest goes to… READ  

SNCF launches unlimited travel pass
A TGV train in France. Photo: eldelinux/Flickr

SNCF launches unlimited travel pass

If you haven’t had the chance to explore all of France's little corners, French rail operator SNCF has just released a new travel pass offering unlimited travel for just €60 per month. READ  

IN PICTURES
Fancy a night hanging in an Alps cable car 'hotel'?
Fancy spending a night in a cable car above Courchevel? Photo: AirBnB.co.uk

Fancy a night hanging in an Alps cable car 'hotel'?

Ever dreamed of spending a night in a cable car high above a ski resort in the French Alps? No neither have we. But those thrill seekers out there who don't suffer from vertigo might want to read on. READ  

Paris's Louvre is world's most visited museum
Photo: Jim Larrison/Flickr

Paris's Louvre is world's most visited museum

The Louvre art gallery in Paris, home to the likes of the Mona Lisa painting, is the world's most visited museum, new figures have revealed. READ  

Club Med turns further away from French roots
Photo: Viaggio Routard/Flickr

Club Med turns further away from French roots

French holiday resort group Club Med plans to pursue its strategy of attracting upmarket clients with its new investor Chinese conglomerate Fosun, turning further away from its working class roots. READ  

French railway gears up to install Wi-Fi on trains
A bidding round for tenders is expected to be announced in Fenruary. Photo: Sebastien Bozon, AFP

French railway gears up to install Wi-Fi on trains

France’s state-owned rail group, the SNCF, is set to equip its high-speed trains with wireless internet technology, the country’s IT minister announced on Friday. The move comes just months after she publicly shamed the company about its lack of Wi-Fi on Twitter. READ  

EasyJet hit by New Year strike call in France
AFP Photo/Jeff Pachoud

EasyJet hit by New Year strike call in France

French unions at low-cost airline easyJet announced a New Year strike on Friday similar to a Christmas work stoppage to press demands for better scheduling and pay. READ  

Uber fights France's January ban at EU
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said this week that the practices of companies such as Uber would be banned completely starting January 1st. Photo: AFP

Uber fights France's January ban at EU

Uber, the taxi app company under fire around the world, has filed an EU complaint against a French ban on amateur drivers doubling as chauffeurs, the European Union said on Wednesday. READ  

Snow problem
Only 40 of France's 200 ski stations are open
Courcheval in the French Alps,which could really do with some snow right now. Photo: AFP

Only 40 of France's 200 ski stations are open

With Christmas just around the corner both skiers and resort managers in France are beset with festive fears over the lack of snow in the French Alps. READ  

Paris of the future: Clean air and open all hours
Paris is cleaning up its act in a bid to boost tourism. Photo: François Guillot/AFP

Paris of the future: Clean air and open all hours

Pedestrianised, diesel-free and open all hours: Paris is cleaning up its act as the City of Light seeks to cement its position as one of the world's most visited cities. READ  

French train travel rattled by ticket inspector strike

Train users in France may have their travel plans disrupted this weekend as SNCF ticket inspectors prepare to go on strike from Thursday to Sunday. READ  

No snow: France's ski resorts delay opening

Skiers and snowboarders beware: several resorts in the French Alps, Pyrenees and Jura said Tuesday they would open at least a week later than planned due to a worrying lack of snow. READ  

Corsica: The best place in the world to go in 2015

National Geographic Traveler magazine says the sun-drenched Mediterranean island, famed for its stunning beaches and awe-inspiring mountains, is at the top of its list of places to go next year. Another French spot also made the top 20. READ  

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  

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