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The 29 maps that paint the picture of France
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What better way to get to know France than through these maps?

Nine must-see landmarks in Paris you may have missed
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You've seen the Eiffel Tower and the Notre Dame Cathedral. So what next?

Cap on EU roaming charges set to kick in
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EU mobile users will soon be calling from Alicante to Zagreb at lower prices.

Meet France's newest major city and its best kept secret
Place Stanislas. Dominik "Dome"/Flickr

It's the newest and probably least known metropolis in France - and here's why you should visit, or even think about living there.

Nine of the quirkiest things you can see in Paris
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Take a closer look at the more unusual side of Paris.

Why has France scrapped its most spectacular festival?
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Revellers aren't ready to say goodnight to the popular and spectacular Roman Nights or Les Nuits Romanes.

French statue gets removable organ to fight penis thieves
The penis in this picture is not the (prosthetic) one from the story. Photo: Rogerio Lira/Flickr

Authorities fed up with Heracles' penis being pilfered by thieves have decided to make a removable prosthetic just for special days.

French hotels threaten Euro 2016 tax boycott
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French hoteliers are fuming that Euro 2016 organisers Uefa have snubbed them and instead teamed up with a home-sharing web site as the tournament's official fan accommodation service.

15 reasons Clermont-Ferrand is the best place in France
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You might know it as the birthplace of the Michelin tyre company, but wait, it gets better.

Coming soon: Paris to Bordeaux in 2 hours by train
Passengers wait as a TGV high-speed train stands alongside the platform at Saint-Jean railway station in Bordeaux, southwestern France. Photo: AFP

Great news for anyone who travels between Paris and the west of the country, especially Bordeaux.

French Riviera to beef up security on rail network
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Security improvements are soon to roll in to train stations in the south of France.

Air France launches special discount cards for under 25s
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Good news for travellers in France between the ages of 12 and 25.

Five Frenchmen killed in Catalonia car crash
Figueres near Barcelona is famous for its Dali museum. Photo: footprints.mika/Flickr

The accident is the latest in a string of deadly car collisions in Spain.

'Balcony of Paris' reopens to offer new view of skyline
Photo: MotFemme/Flickr

There is now another place for people to get a glimpse of famous Paris skyline.

French strike: 'It's called taking the public hostage'
Photo: AFP

While the French may be renowned world wide for strikes and protests, many it seems have little sympathy for the latest action.

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