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Fêtes de Bayonne
France's wildest festival gets underway amid tight security
Festival goers in Bayonne - a sea of red and white. Photo: AFP

Over the coming days around a million revellers are expected at what is arguably the wildest, most raucous and most colourful event in France.

No, Dover travel chaos wasn't French revenge for Brexit

What a load of Brex**it. Resources, not revenge, is the big issue for the French.

15-hour tailbacks in UK as France heightens checks
The local Kent Police force said there was a 12-mile tailback, which it put down to a “vast volume of holiday traffic”. Photo: AFP

British officials were drafted in to help French border police on Sunday after 15-hour queues built up at the port of Dover due to heightened entry checks.

Half of France's night trains to see the end of the line
Photo: AFP

Half of France's sleeper trains will be shut down for good by October.

Paris Plages: Why you should get down to the beach
All photos: AFP

The weather is perfect for the beach - and from tomorrow, you won't even have to leave Paris.

Word 'fire' heard on voice recorder of doomed EgyptAir
The flight recorders from the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, after they were recovered by search teams. Photo: Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation/AFP

The word "fire" is heard on the cockpit voice recorder of EgyptAir 804 before the plane crashed into the Mediterranean in May, an Egyptian-led investigative committee said Saturday.

The 16 best apps for a summer trip in France
You can use your phone for more than just selfies. Photo: Remy Gabalda/AFP

Transport, food, shopping - these apps will have you covered for your summer holidays in France.

Ten crazy things to do in France if you dare
Cliff jumping from the Calanques, anyone? Photo: YouTube/Screengrab

Surely there is one activity on this list that you would be brave enough to do.

Price war opens in skies for Paris to New York flights
New York City. Photo: Stiller Beobachter/Flickr

Getting from the City of Light to the Big Apple is getting remarkably cheap.

Flights in France grounded as air traffic controllers strike
Photo: AFP

Flying a low-cost airline to or from France today? Bad news awaits.

Brittany town falls for charm of Wales and feeling is mutual
Photos: AFP

Wales and the Brittany town of Dinard, in northwest France are enjoying a special relationship, that they all hope will go on just a little longer.

Egyptair crash investigators get access to voice box
The plane went down with 66 people on board. Photo: AFP

The memory chips of EgyptAir 804's black box voice recorder are intact and investigators should be able to access it, a committee probing the plane disaster said on Saturday.

The 16 must-visit towns in France you've never heard of
Photo: calips96/Flickr

Sarlat, Rocamadour? Old news.

Paris commuters face summer of transport headaches
Photo: AFP

Here are the train lines to avoid this summer if you're in Paris.

€5 to the coast? Ouibus rolls out new summer lines
Photo: Ouibus

Fancy heading to the coast for just €5 this summer?

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