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France's Réunion braces for volcano eruption
‘The Peak of the Furnace’ has been spewing out more gases than usual. Photo: Richard Bouhet /AFP

France's Réunion braces for volcano eruption

Le Piton de la Fournaise, one of the most active volcanoes in the world and a main tourist attraction on the Réunion island, was evacuated Thursday as authorities warned of an imminent eruption. READ  

French cops rebel over order to give kids sweets
Police have refused to give out candy to children at the CDG airport in Paris. Photo: AFP

French cops rebel over order to give kids sweets

French border police who were supposed to be improving their image at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris have said they no longer want to give candy to children because it "undermines their profession". READ  

Saudis allowed to build elevator to Riviera beach
THe beach at Vallauris which will soon be closed off to the public. Photo: Ensemble Pour Vallauris Golfe-Juan

Saudis allowed to build elevator to Riviera beach

French authorities have allowed an elevator to be installed on a public beach in the south of France to allow Saudi royals to get down to the sand more easily as locals continue to protest the fact they will be barred from the beauty spot. READ  

Gallery - Travel
Ten French Unesco sites you won't have heard of
Everyone knows Mont Saint-Michel but what about some of France's more unknown Unesco World Heritage sites? Photo: AFP/Unesco

Ten French Unesco sites you won't have heard of

After France was awarded two new World Heritage sites at the weekend The Local has dug up some of the country’s least known gems on a list that now boasts 41. How many of these have you heard of? READ  

French strikers cause Channel travel chaos
Reports on Tuesday said striking French sailors had blocked the Channel Tunnel again. File Photo: AFP

French strikers cause Channel travel chaos

UPDATED: Striking French sailors and port workers stepped up industrial action on Tuesday when they blocked the Channel Tunnel after earlier blockading the port of Calais. Eurostar and Eurotunnel were forced to suspend services for several hours. READ  

VIDEO
Paraglider flies into French Alps cable car

Paraglider flies into French Alps cable car

Not many would dare to fly into a moving cable car, 150 metres off the ground high up in the French Alps, with no room for error. But Arnaud Longobardi did. READ  

Brittany village named France's favourite
One of the village's stunning beaches. Photo: Etienne Valois/Flickr

Brittany village named France's favourite

A French television programme has revealed France's favourite village. Watch this video and try and tell us you don't agree. READ  

Tourism in France
13 ways France aims to become more welcoming
Tourists at an information centre in Paris. Photo: AFP

13 ways France aims to become more welcoming

The French government has said improving the welcome for tourists should be national priority. Here's some of the ways it plans to do just that, including an instruction for the passport police. READ  

France to spend big to spruce up tourism sector
Marseille Cathedral reflected in the windows of the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations. Photo: AFP

France to spend big to spruce up tourism sector

In a bid to attract 100 million visitors a year the French government is to set up a massive investment fund to boost a tourism industry many believe is in serious need of sprucing up. Ambitious plans are also to be revealed. READ  

Paris replaces seized love locks with artwork
The new art on the bridge. Photo: Twitter/Bruno Julliard

Paris replaces seized love locks with artwork

IN PICTURES: As around 1 million love locks are pulled down from the Pont des Arts bridge in Paris, artists have been employed to fill the gaps with paintings. But not all are impressed by what they've come up with. READ  

Ten Tips - Pickpockets
How to avoid the Paris Metro pickpockets
Thieves love "the overcrowded Paris Metro, where pushing, shoving, stumbling and chaos of every variety are always just around the corner." Photo: Thomas Ulrich

How to avoid the Paris Metro pickpockets

You might be a seasoned pro on the Paris Metro, or just visiting for a few days. Either way, you will need to watch out for ingenious pickpockets working the French capital’s underground rail network. Here's a guide on how to avoid being robbed. READ  

Super-cheap airport shuttle takes on Paris

Catching the Paris-bound bus from the Charles de Gaulle international airport got a whole lot cheaper as British low-cost giant easyJet launched its competitive shuttle service easyBus on Friday. READ  

Tourism in France
Security fears hinder France's tourism boom
Tourists enjoy the nice and warm weather at the Testraou beach in Perros -Guirec, western France. Photo: AFP

Security fears hinder France's tourism boom

France finished second in a world ranking of tourism and travel released on Wednesday, up from 7th place in 2013. If France is to reach first place, however, the report says security and safety need to be addressed. READ  

Ryanair's O'Leary blasts 'protectionist' France
Last year the airline was ordered to pay €8.1 million ($10.3 million) in damages along with €200,000 in fines for breaching French labour laws. Photo: Paolo Margari/Flickr

Ryanair's O'Leary blasts 'protectionist' France

Ryanair’s outspoken CEO Michael O'Leary has slammed the French government for being “protectionist” and said his airline shouldn't have to pay payroll taxes in France. The ruling Socialist party hit back saying Ryanair's practices were "borderline fraud". READ  

Express lane from CDG airport to Paris opens

Getting from Charles De Gaulle airport to Paris by taxi or bus should soon be a lot speedier thanks to a new fast lane on the motorway that opened on Wednesday. Good news for travellers given that the rail link is notoriously unreliable. READ  

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