Why do many in France work for free on Pentecost public holiday?
Monday is a public holiday in France, but unusually not everyone gets the day off. Instead some people will be given the attractive option of working as usual but without being paid.
How French cities are getting people out of their cars
In an effort to get motorists out of their cars for environmental reasons, France and its cities are trying a number of different stick-and-carrot policies, from parking charges based on weight to free public transport. We look at the various schemes around the country
Rare parachute jump over Paris the prize for hard-working trio
Something unusual will take place in Paris on Wednesday evening - three prize-winning parachutists will jump from a helicopter over the 7th arrondissement, not far from the Eiffel Tower.