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Uber fights France's January ban at EU
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said this week that the practices of companies such as Uber would be banned completely starting January 1st. Photo: AFP

Uber fights France's January ban at EU

Uber, the taxi app company under fire around the world, has filed an EU complaint against a French ban on amateur drivers doubling as chauffeurs, the European Union said on Wednesday. READ  

Snow problem
Only 40 of France's 200 ski stations are open
Courcheval in the French Alps,which could really do with some snow right now. Photo: AFP

Only 40 of France's 200 ski stations are open

With Christmas just around the corner both skiers and resort managers in France are beset with festive fears over the lack of snow in the French Alps. READ  

Paris of the future: Clean air and open all hours
Paris is cleaning up its act in a bid to boost tourism. Photo: François Guillot/AFP

Paris of the future: Clean air and open all hours

Pedestrianised, diesel-free and open all hours: Paris is cleaning up its act as the City of Light seeks to cement its position as one of the world's most visited cities. READ  

French train travel rattled by ticket inspector strike
SNCF has however announced TGV traffic will be relatively normal on most lines. Photo: Jeff Pachoud/AFP

French train travel rattled by ticket inspector strike

Train users in France may have their travel plans disrupted this weekend as SNCF ticket inspectors prepare to go on strike from Thursday to Sunday. READ  

No snow: France's ski resorts delay opening
In the Alps, early snow that fell in November has since melted as temperatures rose. Photo: Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP

No snow: France's ski resorts delay opening

Skiers and snowboarders beware: several resorts in the French Alps, Pyrenees and Jura said Tuesday they would open at least a week later than planned due to a worrying lack of snow. READ  

Corsica: The best place in the world to go in 2015
The Calanques in Corsica, which if you have the money,is the place to go next year. Photo: Kjunstorm/flickr

Corsica: The best place in the world to go in 2015

National Geographic Traveler magazine says the sun-drenched Mediterranean island, famed for its stunning beaches and awe-inspiring mountains, is at the top of its list of places to go next year. Another French spot also made the top 20. READ  

IN IMAGES: Winter is coming to French Alps
Snow has been falling in the French Alps. Here's some of the best pics.

IN IMAGES: Winter is coming to French Alps

In recent weeks snow has been steadily falling over the French Alps. For those who can't wait to get on the slopes, here's a gallery of images to show that winter is well and truly on its way to the mountains. READ  

Angry French taxi drivers 'attack' Uber user
The woman claims a taxi driver threw an object at her head when she attempted to get into the Uber vehicle. A French taxi: Shutterstock

Angry French taxi drivers 'attack' Uber user

A student returning home after celebrating her birthday claims she was attacked by a mob of angry taxi drivers after choosing the rival private chauffeured car service Uber over their services, French media reported Monday. READ  

Ferry passenger goes overboard in Channel
The ship was crossing the Channel from Calais in France to Dover in Britain when the passenger fell into the sea. Photo: Philippe Huguen/AFP

Ferry passenger goes overboard in Channel

Rescue workers said on Thursday they had searched extensively for the passenger of a cross-channel ferry who fell overboard overnight off the English coast, to no avail so far. READ  

Paris sees fall in crime against tourists
Crime against tourists in Paris is falling, the police say. Photo: AFP

Paris sees fall in crime against tourists

The French capital has a reputation among many of its 30 million annual tourists for being dangerous, but new figures released on Wednesday show crime against visitors is actually falling. READ  

Italian outbids Chinese for France's Club Med
Italian businessman Andrea Bonomi had made an improved offer for Club Med. Stephane De Sakutin/AFP

Italian outbids Chinese for France's Club Med

A long battle to control French holiday firm Club Med took another turn on Tuesday after the French stock market authority announced Italian businessman Andrea Bonomi had made an improved offer. READ  

And the 'cheapest' ski resort in France is...?
Where in France is the cheapest ski resort? Photo: Copadelle Dolomiti/Flickr

And the 'cheapest' ski resort in France is...?

With the ski season not far off, snow bunnies can now consult a new set of rankings which lists France's cheapest and priciest ski resorts. READ  

Turbulence forces Paris-NY flight to turn back
An Arr France flight from Paris to New York was forced to turn around due to heavy turbulence. Photo: Paul Nelhams/Flickr

Turbulence forces Paris-NY flight to turn back

An Air France Airbus A380 was forced to turn back to Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport on Tuesday after three crew members were injured as the plane flew through severe turbulence. READ  

Airbnb users in France to pay extra tax
Airbnb users will have to pay the taxe de sejour in future. Photo: Screengrab Airbnb

Airbnb users in France to pay extra tax

Holiday rental websites in France, such as the popular Airbnb, will soon have to collect a visitors tax – taxe de séjour – from users under new rules set to be passed this week. READ  

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