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What French women are looking for in a lover - according to their tweets

What French women are looking for in a lover - according to their tweets

For many people a sexy, moody and sophisticated Frenchwoman is the ultimate fantasy - but what qualities will you need to woo and win one these fabulous creatures?

How to see the very best of Europe this summer

How to see the very best of Europe this summer

Forget flying! The best way to see Europe is via bus and rail. Oh, and it’s usually cheaper and often faster than taking to the skies. The Local rounds up some top tips for planning your next European adventure.

 
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Drought alerts in France: Here's what you can do to save water
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Drought alerts in France: Here's what you can do to save water

Drought has hit two thirds of France, with 64 departments currently affected by water restrictions. Here's a look at what you can do to save water and how the low water levels might affect your Christmas celebrations.

Five unusual things you can do in Malta

Five unusual things you can do in Malta

Malta may be a small island but size can be deceiving. From an entire ‘village’ full of cats to a neolithic necropolis, there’s much more to Malta than meets the eye.

 
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Expat or immigrant - if you're a foreigner living in France, what are you?
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Expat or immigrant - if you're a foreigner living in France, what are you?

You would think it would be a simple matter of checking the dictionary definition, but the debate over whether a foreigner in France is an immigrant or an expat has stirred some strong emotions.

Seven golden rules for moving abroad with children

Seven golden rules for moving abroad with children

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.

 
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Parents reveal: The hardest things about moving to France with children

Parents reveal: The hardest things about moving to France with children

When asked why they dream of moving to France, many people say that it's about a better quality of life for their family - but just how easy is it to uproot children to a foreign country? We asked those who have done it to explain the challenges, the benefits and offer some crucial advice.

The underlying problems of the French schools system summed up in one Twitter thread

The underlying problems of the French schools system summed up in one Twitter thread

In a Twitter thread author and expert on the French schools system Peter Gumbel gives his view on striking French teachers, the desperate need for major reforms and reveals underlying problems of education in France.

Train tickets in France to be sold in tabacs

Train tickets in France to be sold in tabacs

Train passengers in some parts of France will soon be able to buy train tickets from their local tobacconist.

French film-maker Luc Besson in bailout talks with US studio

French film-maker Luc Besson in bailout talks with US studio

French film-maker Luc Besson's loss-making studio EuropaCorp said Sunday it was in talks with US investment fund Vine Alternative Investments, one of its creditors, for it to take a major stake to rescue it.

EU's likely next boss 'ready' to back another Brexit delay if needed

EU's likely next boss 'ready' to back another Brexit delay if needed

European Commission president nominee Ursula von der Leyen said Tuesday she would support delaying Britain's exit from the EU beyond an October 31 deadline if necessary.

ANALYSIS: How the English language will change after Brexit

ANALYSIS: How the English language will change after Brexit

Will the English language suffer a blow to its global dominance once Britain exits the EU? Here's what the future might hold for the language of Shakespeare after Brexit.

Why is the cost of pork and petrol rising so sharply in France?

Why is the cost of pork and petrol rising so sharply in France?

In bad news for drivers who also like the occasional sausage, steep price rises have been revealed for both pork products and fuel in France.

Why French high school students are also out on the streets

Why French high school students are also out on the streets

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.

'Join the game': France makes new bid to woo British workers after Brexit

'Join the game': France makes new bid to woo British workers after Brexit

France has unveiled a new strategy to entice British workers and businesses to the country after Brexit.

Send us your news story tips from around France

Send us your news story tips from around France

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Furious French chef 'insulted' by Michelin's claims he used Cheddar in his soufflé

Furious French chef 'insulted' by Michelin's claims he used Cheddar in his soufflé

Chef stormed to Paris to confront guide's editors after they claimed he used English Cheddar cheese in his souffleé.

French Expression of the Day: j'en peux plus

French Expression of the Day: j'en peux plus

At the end of your tether with someone or something? We have just the phrase for you . . .

REVEALED: Where in France house prices are climbing the fastest

REVEALED: Where in France house prices are climbing the fastest

Towns and cities in northern France are seeing a boom in property prices, according to new data on housing costs.

How Paris public transport works could disrupt your summer
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How Paris public transport works could disrupt your summer

As usual, there will be some disgruntled commuters on the Metro and RER networks during both July and August, with several construction sites set to affect the city's rail system.

My French Business: Fly fishing and well-being in rural northern France

My French Business: Fly fishing and well-being in rural northern France

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.