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Should this be the new Metro map for Paris?
Photo: Constantine Konovalov

A new (unofficial) redesign of the Paris Metro map has just been released... and it's pretty impressive.

Ten stunning French villages you've never heard of
The tiny village of Eus. Photo: Les plus beaux villages de France

France has voted for its favourite village for 2016, but we avoid the crowds and list the ten best French villages you've never heard of, with the help of some French people in the know.

Another Brittany village named as France's favourite
Photo: Tony Shertila/Flickr

For the second year in a row, a Brittany village has been named as France's favourite.

Who loves to visit France most? Clue: It isn't the Brits
A beach in Calvi, on the island of Corsica. Photo: fabrizio.binello/Flickr

The summer is here in France... so who can we expect on the doorstep (and where will they go)?

Paris Ritz hotel to open after four-year makeover
The hotel was founded by Swiss entrepreneur Cesar Ritz in 1898. Photo: AFP

The landmark Paris Ritz hotel will re-open its palatial doors to guests Monday after nearly four years of renovations and a major fire.

Paris transport strike: Metro spared but RER to be hit
Photos: AFP

There will be a public transport strike in Paris on Thursday - here's how you'll be affected (or not).

Paris Metro trains to get modern makeover
Photo: Alstom

Take a look at the designs for the new Metro trains.

Is the Dordogne worthy of 'top places to visit in Europe' title?
Photo: Hans van der Kruijf/Flickr

Here's why Dordogne is one of the top destinations in Europe for 2016.

Dordogne named among the 'best places in Europe'
Photo: Dale Musselman/Flickr

Travel company the Lonely Planet calls the Dordogne "France's foodiest region".

Guest blog
Five reasons Lille should actually be part of Belgium
Photo: Hailemichael FISEHA/Flickr

It's technically in France, but does it really belong there?

Say 'au revoir' to the Paris Metro ticket
Photo: clogsilk/Flickr

It will soon be the end of a very long era.

Get ready for France's 'Night of the Museums'
Photo: ChMN (Château-Musée de Nemours)/Nuit des Musees

Prepare for behind-the-scenes access, shows and other special events at France's museums on Saturday.

Paris: Here's how to find French cinema in English
The audience at one of Lost in Frenchlation's screenings. Photo: Lost in Frenchlation

Want to watch French movies in Paris but can't understand them? Look no further.

Off the rails! France hit by nationwide train strikes
SNCF agents assist travellers during a strike. Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP

Travellers have been advised to cancel or postpone rail journeys on Wednesday.

Paris turns up pressure on Airbnb cheats
Photo: AFP

Here's how Paris wants Airbnb cheats to turn themselves in, or perhaps their neighbours will.

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Should this be the new Metro map for Paris?
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