Marine Le Pen's party may have topped the European elections in France, but it doesn't mean the far-right leader is on her way to the Elysée palace, writes John Lichfield in his analysis of Sunday's vote.
The Cannes film festival serves up 12 days of movie magic on the French Riviera each May. Here are the biggest moments, on and off screen, that have made 2019 a vintage year:
Starting a new life abroad is daunting at any age. And for children, who might not have a say in the big move, there is lots of excitement and anxiety about the new place they will soon call home.
Turnout has dwindled at 'yellow vest' protests in France over the past couple of weeks but the demonstration planned for this Saturday - the eve of the European elections - was supposed to be 'the big one'. But could it instead mark the end of the movement?
Readly - the 'Spotify of magazines' - is offering readers of The Local a free month's worth of unlimited all-you-can-read magazines. All you need to do is answer one quick question.
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Your profession may take you to risky destinations but it’s your job to make sure you’re protected.
France likes to think of its food and its wine as rooted in the soil and soaked in tradition. It boasts of its farm produce as authentic and life-affirming. But there is another story, writes John Lichfield.
The deadline is looming for the annual tax declaration in France, so here's what you need to know about the important task and what's different about it this year.
This week's My French Business features a unique spot in idyllic rural northern France for those seeking rest, relaxation and perhaps a bit of fly fishing. James Hughes tells us about La Cascade, and offers some crucial advice for anyone setting up business in France.
Think you know the land of confit de canard, cognac and some of the most beautiful scenery in the world? Take our quiz to test your knowledge of the south west of France.
The British Prime Minister has announced she will leave office on June 7th.
Which type of American expat in France are you?
Working in a French office can be daunting, especially if you aren't yet fluent in French. But fear not, we've put together a list of vital phrases to use at work, whether for chatting to colleagues, asking for a pay rise or quitting.
The 'yellow vests' might be getting most of the coverage but they aren't the only ones protesting in France at the moment, with French high school students jumping on the bandwagon to vent grievances of their own.
Nobody wants to be the embarrassing old person who gets their LOLs mixed up, and it's even harder if you're messaging someone in a second language.
If you hear this, it’s a good indicator that an argument is moving out of the “agree to disagree” phase and into full blown confrontation.
French notaires are crucial figures when it comes to buying and selling property in France. But their role - which can be slightly mysterious - is often confusing to newcomers. Here's a look at exactly what they do and how people get it wrong.
"Without bees, no pollinization, no apples, no life."
Paris's annual giant chic picnic broke records on Sunday.
There are a few thousand Australians in France and probably a few more we don't know about. Here's where you're most likely to find them.
"This is not science-fiction any more."
Known as the 'gastronomic capital of France', Lyon is the country's third largest city. We asked our Lyon-based readers to tell us the best - and worst - things about living and working in the city.
To celebrate the fête du pain, we've compiled a list of the rules you must follow when munching on France's most celebrated product.