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Super-cheap airport shuttle takes on Paris
Paris is easyBus's first service in continental Europe. Photo: Shutterstock

Super-cheap airport shuttle takes on Paris

Catching the Paris-bound bus from the Charles de Gaulle international airport got a whole lot cheaper as British low-cost giant easyJet launched its competitive shuttle service easyBus on Friday. READ  

Tourism in France
Security fears hinder France's tourism boom
Tourists enjoy the nice and warm weather at the Testraou beach in Perros -Guirec, western France. Photo: AFP

Security fears hinder France's tourism boom

France finished second in a world ranking of tourism and travel released on Wednesday, up from 7th place in 2013. If France is to reach first place, however, the report says security and safety need to be addressed. READ  

Ryanair's O'Leary blasts 'protectionist' France
Last year the airline was ordered to pay €8.1 million ($10.3 million) in damages along with €200,000 in fines for breaching French labour laws. Photo: Paolo Margari/Flickr

Ryanair's O'Leary blasts 'protectionist' France

Ryanair’s outspoken CEO Michael O'Leary has slammed the French government for being “protectionist” and said his airline shouldn't have to pay payroll taxes in France. The ruling Socialist party hit back saying Ryanair's practices were "borderline fraud". READ  

Express lane from CDG airport to Paris opens
The scheme will apply to vehicles travelling from the airport in the direction of Paris. The A1 motorway in the direction of the airport: Shutterstock

Express lane from CDG airport to Paris opens

Getting from Charles De Gaulle airport to Paris by taxi or bus should soon be a lot speedier thanks to a new fast lane on the motorway that opened on Wednesday. Good news for travellers given that the rail link is notoriously unreliable. READ  

French taxis vs Uber
Cabbies warn of all-out war if UberPop allowed
Photo: Eliot Blondel/AFP

Cabbies warn of all-out war if UberPop allowed

French taxi driver unions have threatened “spectacular measures” if the government does not ban the controversial ride-sharing service UberPop within the next 15 days. READ  

New bus service to link CDG airport to Paris

New bus service to link CDG airport to Paris

Passengers travelling between Paris Charles de Gaulle airport and the centre of the city will no longer have to rely on the city’s public transport system or pricey taxi services, with a new low-cost shuttle service set to launch later this spring. READ  

Property in France
The areas of France the Brits do and don't go
Certain parts of France are pretty much ignored by British expats. Photo: AFP

The areas of France the Brits do and don't go

With the euro wobbling against the pound, Brits are once again lining up to buy property in France. But they are not willing to head anywhere in "La France profonde", and there remain some no-go zones for British expats. READ  

Chinese tourists warned to stay off RER trains

The Chinese embassy in Paris has reportedly warned its community to avoid the commuter RER trains after French thieves have repeatedly targeted Chinese people on board. READ  

Skier hit by a plane on piste in French Alps
A Polish skier was hit a plane on a ski slope in the French Alps on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Skier hit by a plane on piste in French Alps

A skier was struck by a plane on a ski slope in the French Alps on Thursday and remarkably lived to tell the tale. Officials say "a catastrophe was only narrowly avoided" after the plane just missed a group of children. READ  

Tourists sent on 1,200km GPS detour in France
The La Plagne ski resort. Photo: AFP

Tourists sent on 1,200km GPS detour in France

A bus driver tasked with taking 50 Belgian tourists to a French ski resort got his GPS directions wrong, taking passengers on a 1,200 kilometre detour. READ  

Treasures stolen from Fontainebleau palace

Brazen burglars are on the run after they got away with 15 artefacts - including a king's crown - from Fontainebleau palace near Paris on Sunday. READ  

Pyrénées

Woman dies after being 'caught in snow blower'

Police at a ski resort in the Pyrénées are investigating after a young woman died after apparently being sucked into a snow blower. READ  

Avalanche death toll in French Alps nears 30
The death toll from avalanches in the French Alps is high once again this winter. Photo: Pierre Clatot/AFP

Avalanche death toll in French Alps nears 30

It's been another deadly winter in the French Alps with the death toll from avalanches reaching 28 at the weekend after the latest fatal snowslide. READ  

Property in France
Why 2015 is the year to buy that house in France
The time is right to buy that house in France you always wanted. Photo: Property photo

Why 2015 is the year to buy that house in France

With the double whammy of low interest rates and favourable exchange rates, a property expert tells The Local that there's never been a better time for foreigners to buy their dream home in France. The Local speaks to a family who is set to do exactly that. READ  

French coast braced for 'tide of the century'

Parts of the French coast will be on alert next month for the so-called "tide of the century", but it might get a glimpse of how bad it’s going to be this weekend when seas are expected to be almost as high. READ  

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