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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 () »

Hundreds of US veterans to attend D-Day service
US veterans takes part in a ceremony to commemorate the 67th D-Day anniversary of the June 6, 1944 allied landings in Normandy, on June 6, 2011. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

Hundreds of US veterans to attend D-Day service

Nearly 300 American veterans of the World War II D-Day landings plan to attend ceremonies in France this year marking the 70th anniversary of the largest amphibious military operation in history. READ () »

VIDEO: French coastline washed away in storms
The dune at the foot of the building "Le Signal", is being consolidated on January 30, 2014, in Soulac-sur-Mer, southwestern France. Photo: Jean-Pierre Muller/AFP

VIDEO: French coastline washed away in storms

The beaches along parts of France’s Atlantic coastline may appear slightly more cramped this summer. It won’t be because to an influx of tourists but due to the fact that swathes of pristine coastline have been washed away in recent storms. READ () »

French tourists warned about rape threat in India
France issued a travel advisory to residents on Thursday over recent rapes in India. Photo: Utpal/Flickr

French tourists warned about rape threat in India

Two more foreign female travelers reported this week they were raped in India, prompting France and Britain to officially warn their travelers to be careful. How can visitors keep themselves safe? READ () »

Tourism France
Paris cuts red tape for Chinese visitors
France will fast track Chinese tourist visas to mark a diplomatic anniversary. Photo: Sacratomato/Flickr

Paris cuts red tape for Chinese visitors

Chinese tourists will find it easier to visit France in the future as part of measures announced on Monday to honour a historical milestone between Paris and Beijing. This month marks the 50th anniversary of France's diplomatic recognition of Communist China. READ () »

Paris taxi drivers 'attack' Uber cab in angry protest
Striking taxi drivers have reportedly attacked private hire cabs across the city. Photo: François Guillot/AFP

Paris taxi drivers 'attack' Uber cab in angry protest

Protesting taxi drivers in Paris on Monday vented their anger towards their competitors – private hire cabs – by attacking vehicles at ‘check points’ on major roads around the French capital. The Local heard from one expat who was travelling in an Uber cab when it was attacked. READ () »

D-Day beaches move closer to UNESCO listing
A memorial to the those killed on D-Day on the beaches of Normandy, which may become a Unesco site. Photo: Dynamosquito/Flickr

D-Day beaches move closer to UNESCO listing

The famous Normandy landing beaches, where thousands were killed on D-Day 1944, have had their chances of becoming UNESCO World Heritage sites boosted. The effort to protect and promote them intensifies as the 70th anniversary of the landings approaches. READ () »

Exploding bottle of rum injures five at Alps resort
Exploding botle of rum injures five at Alpine ski resort. Photo: Edwin land

Exploding bottle of rum injures five at Alps resort

We all know alcohol is not good for the health but a freak late-night incident in a bar at the Alpine ski resort of Alpe d’Huez, shows it is more dangerous than we might have thought. READ () »

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