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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  

Air France pilots reject offer to end strike
Air France announced on Sunday that only 41 percent of flights would be operational on Monday. Photo: AFP

Air France pilots reject offer to end strike

Air France entered its second week of a crippling pilots’ strike on Monday with no end in sight after the main union rejected what management described as its 'last offer.' Over half of the airline's flights remained grounded. READ  

Air France strike to continue another week
Air France pilots have voted to continue their strike for another week. Photo: AFP

Air France strike to continue another week

Air France pilots voted on Friday to extend their strike for another week, while management has showed no signs of compromising, according to French media reports. Roughly half of the flagship carrier's flights have remained grounded due to the action. READ  

Air France strike stretches into third day
The Air France pilots' strike has stretched into its third day. Photo: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP

Air France strike stretches into third day

Over half of Air France's flights were grounded on Wednesday as a pilots' strike stretched into its third day. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, exasperated by the action, called it 'incomprehensible'. READ  

Air France strike: Most flights grounded
Air France's pilot strike is continuing for a second day. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

Air France strike: Most flights grounded

Angry Air France pilots continued their strike on Tuesday, with some 60 percent of the company's flights expected to be cancelled. The pilots have threatened to stay off the job until Friday. READ  

Air France pilots' strike expected to get worse
An Air France pilot strike was causing chaos on Monday. Photo: AFP

Air France pilots' strike expected to get worse

Sixty percent of Air France's flights are slated to be cancelled on Tuesday, up from 50 percent on Monday, due to a pilots' strike that is expected to continue until at least Friday. Stranded passengers were already stacking up at airports. READ  

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