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Air France pilots set for week-long strike
Air France pilots have warned of a major strike in September. Photo: Tab59/Flickr

Air France pilots set for week-long strike

More travel chaos could be on the way now that Air France pilots have said they will strike for at least a week in September over their concerns about a reorganization of the international carrier. READ  

Paris set to welcome four new tourist attractions
What is it? A spaceship? No it's an art-gallery. Photo: Louis Vuitton Foundation

Paris set to welcome four new tourist attractions

The Local takes a look at four Paris attractions that are set to open or be completed in the coming weeks. There's plenty for art lovers, shoppers and those with a good head for heights. READ  

VIDEO: Top five street scams to avoid in Paris
Here are five street scams everyone should know about in Paris. Photo: Screengrab/YouTube

VIDEO: Top five street scams to avoid in Paris

Here's a look at five well-known street scams that tourists and visitors to Paris regularly fall victim to and how best to avoid them. READ  

Northern France hopes beer will boost tourism
Nord-Pas-de-Calais hopes to take advantage of its beer heritage to boost tourism. Photo: Thomas Huguen/AFP

Northern France hopes beer will boost tourism

It already has wine, champagne and cider and but a hard-up region of northern of France, is hoping to boost its local tourism industry by tapping into another drink which forms part of its proud heritage – locally brewed beer. READ  

VIDEO: Paris in time lapse
Beauty of Paris captured in time lapse video
"I wanted to capture Paris in all it's glory". Photo: Screengrab Paul Richardson

Beauty of Paris captured in time lapse video

On his first trip to Paris, filmmaker Paul Richardson vowed to capture the city in all its glory. And he did just that, as this impressive time lapse video, called "J'adore Paris" shows. Watch it for yourself. READ  

And the least touristy areas of France are..?
France's least touristy regions. Can you guess where they are?

And the least touristy areas of France are..?

France is the most popular tourist destination in the world, but some parts of the country are clearly less attractive than others. READ  

Three die as tragedy hits Mont Blanc again
Mont Blanc was hit by yet more tragedy at the weekend when three climbers were found dead. Photo: Richard West/AFP

Three die as tragedy hits Mont Blanc again

There was more tragedy on Mont Blanc at the weekend when two climbers and their guide were found dead in the famous range. The deaths mean 20 climbers have either died or are missing since the beginning of the climbing season. READ  

Australian base jumper dies in Alps plunge
An Australian base jumper (not the one pictured here) was one of two jumpers killed in the Alps at the weekend. Photo: Top World News

Australian base jumper dies in Alps plunge

A 33-year-old Australian was killed on Sunday after leaping off a 2,600 metre high peak in the Alps. A French base jumper also died in a similar incident the same day. READ  

Versailles pickpocket steals €10k from tourist
A Chinese tourist at the Chateau de Versailles lost €10k to a pickpocket. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard/ AFP

Versailles pickpocket steals €10k from tourist

Chinese tourists have once again proved rich pickings for thieves in Paris when one visitor tothe Chateau de Versailles lost a staggering €10,500 when thieves rifled through his pockets. Chinese tourists have been warned not to carry wads of cash. READ  

New interactive map plots Paris film locations
The movie Inception is just one of hundreds to be filmed in Paris. Find out where with a new interactive map. Photo: Screengrab Inception

New interactive map plots Paris film locations

Visitors to Paris often say that walking through the capital’s historic streets is like being on a film set. Now a new interactive map gives you the chance to find out if you really are standing on spot where a famous film has been shot. READ  

Six reasons why France is top tourist destination
Why is France the world's top tourist destination. Photo: Invest in France

Six reasons why France is top tourist destination

The Local looks at just how did France manage to attract over 84 million tourists last year - far more than any other country - and hear's from one tourism industry chief in the country who believes the figures do not tell the full story. READ  

France keeps crown as top tourist destination
France tops the world rankings for foreign visitor numbers again. Photo: Pierre Muller/AFP

France keeps crown as top tourist destination

France continues to top the global rankings when it comes to tourist numbers. With Paris leading the way as the most visited city in the world a new study has confirmed France's place as the world’s top tourist destination. But which countries came second and third? READ  

The Local (Bucket) List
IN VIDEOS: 12 things you have to do in France
Would jumping off a cliff in the Calanques be on your list of must-do activities in France? Photo: Gautier Courquin/AFP

IN VIDEOS: 12 things you have to do in France

From adrenaline rushes to culinary challenges here's 12 of the best things to do in France to add to your bucket list. Watch the videos and see how many you would do. READ  

Paris looks to 'selfies' in battle against lovelocks
Will "selfies" help take the weight of Paris's bridges by taking over from lovelocks? Photo: Patrick Kovarik/AFP

Paris looks to 'selfies' in battle against lovelocks

Paris city chiefs are hoping to persuade lovestruck tourists to use "selfies" rather than lovelocks to eternalise their love for each other, in their latest move against to save the city's bridges from the dangerous weight of all the love padlocked to their railings. READ  

Paris: 'Godfather' of Berthillon ice cream dies
Visitors queue to get a tasqte of the famous Berthillon ice cream. Photo: Malcolm Manners/Flickr

Paris: 'Godfather' of Berthillon ice cream dies

The founder of the world famous Berthillon ice cream shop on Paris's iconic Ile Saint-Louis has died, the store announced on Monday. Raymond Berthillon, whose shop is considered by many to serve up the best "glaces" in Paris, died aged 90. READ  

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