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French property face-off: The Vendée vs Limousin
The old barn or the old mill? What would you spend your money on? Photo: Leggett

French property face-off: The Vendée vs Limousin

Would you prefer a converted mill in the Vendée or a renovated barn in the Limousin region of France? Take a look at these two very different revamped properties in France that are on the market and decide what would you rather spend your money on. READ  

Cover up and don't joke: France's travel warnings
What does France warn its citizens about when travelling to far foreign lands like the united States? Photo: Shutterstock/AFP/Lincoln 6267/Flickr

Cover up and don't joke: France's travel warnings

France issues detailed guidance for its nationals about visiting foreign countries, and the warnings can provide humorous and spot on insights about the differences between France and countries like the US, Germany and Sweden. We've gathered together some of the more pertinent pieces of advice. READ  

Paris: Trains to airports hit by one-day strike
Paris RER B trains to the city's airports will be severely disrupted on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Paris: Trains to airports hit by one-day strike

Anyone heading to one of Paris’s two airports on Thursday might have a torrid day of travel ahead of them after drivers on the RER B called a day’s strike. READ  

Paris tourism
IN IMAGES: Eiffel Tower unveils glass floor
The Eiffel Tower has a new way for visitors to look down - a glass floor, 57 metres up. Photo: Anne Hidalgo/Twitter

IN IMAGES: Eiffel Tower unveils glass floor

UPDATED: The Eiffel Tower - Paris's most visited tourist site - unveiled its new attraction on Monday that allows visitors to look down through a solid glass floor to the 57 square metres below. READ  

Twin cities
What Rome could teach Paris and vice versa
What could Paris and Rome learn from each other? Photo: Shutterstock

What Rome could teach Paris and vice versa

The mayor of Paris was in Rome this week in a bid to bolster cooperation with the only city twinned with the French capital. Editor of The Local Italy, Angela Giuffrida, who has lived in both capitals, pinpoints a few things the two cities could learn from each other. READ  

Paris tourism
Louvre and Versailles to open seven days a week
The Louvre in Paris will be open seven days a week in future. As will Versailles and the Musée d'Orsay.

Louvre and Versailles to open seven days a week

Three of France's most famous museums and art galleries - the Louvre, the Palace of Versailles and the Musee d'Orsay - will soon be open seven days a week, the government revealed on Wednesday. Many visitors may be surprised they aren't already open all week-round. READ  

Paris to unveil new app to help find a taxi
Paris has created a new app that is meant to make finding a cab a bit easier. Photo: AFP

Paris to unveil new app to help find a taxi

Paris will roll out its brand new smartphone app on Wednesday which is supposed to make the sometimes impossible task of hailing a taxi in the French capital a little easier. But will it be of any use? READ  

Air France pilots finally call off record strike
Air France pilots have not been too popular with travellers or company chiefs.Photo: Eric Feferberg/AFP

Air France pilots finally call off record strike

There was relief for travellers on Monday as Air France pilots finally called off the longest strike in the airline's history. However with the conflict still to be resolved there may be more industrial action in the future. READ  

Union makes offer to end Air France strike
The strike has been branded as "unbearable" by the French Prime Minister. AFP Photo/Bertrand Langlois

Union makes offer to end Air France strike

Air France's main pilots' union offered to lift its crippling strike late Friday if an independent mediator were named to run negotiations in a bitter battle over the fate of the company's low-cost subsidiary. READ  

Paris wants Unesco status for its rooftops
Should the rooftops of Paris be granted World Heritage status? Photo: Shutterstock

Paris wants Unesco status for its rooftops

The French capital is not short of famous monuments and historic buildings, but the next feature of Paris to be granted protected UN status could be its rooftops. The campaign is gathering pace. READ  

'Catastrophic' Air France strike to rumble on
"The situation is blocked right now". And the strike goes on... Photo: Eyone/Flickr

'Catastrophic' Air France strike to rumble on

The crippling Air France pilots' strike was branded as "catastrophic" by the airline sector on Friday as it looked set to run into the weekend. France's national carrier also had to endure being ridiculed by Ryanair boss Micheal O'Leary. READ  

France slaps travel warnings on 40 countries
Travel warnings are in place for French citizens in 40 countries now. Photo: AFP

France slaps travel warnings on 40 countries

Following the beheading of a French hostage, authorities have expanded to 40 countries the list of places where French visitors should use “utmost vigilance”. Some on the list may surprise you. READ  

Striking Air France pilots refuse to budge
Air France has moved to end a crippling air strike by proposing scrapping its plans to expand its low-cost subsidiary into Europe. Photo: Eric Feferberg/AFP

Striking Air France pilots refuse to budge

UPDATED: Defiant Air France pilots said they would continue their crippling strike on Thursday despite company chiefs proposing to scrap its plans to expand its low-cost subsidiary into Europe. Company chiefs had called for pilots to return to work "immediately". READ  

French workers strike to protect on-job boozing
The strike is in defence of colleagues who face a disciplinary hearing for drinking alcohol at work. Photo: Pascal Pavani/AFP, OliverN5/Flickr

French workers strike to protect on-job boozing

In an only in France moment, French rail workers are hitting the picket line in defence of some colleagues who got in trouble for boozing on the job. READ  

Air France strike hits ninth day, no end in sight
There is no end in sight to the Air France pilots' strike Photo: Aeroicarus/Flickr

Air France strike hits ninth day, no end in sight

As the Air France pilots' strike grinds into its ninth day, there is little hope that unions and management are close to a deal. Over half of the airline's flights remain grounded. READ  

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