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EU election ANALYSIS: Cut the hysteria, Le Pen is not on her way to French presidency

EU election ANALYSIS: Cut the hysteria, Le Pen is not on her way to French presidency

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.

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Get a month's worth of your favourite newspapers and magazines - for free

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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What you need to know about this year's Cannes film festival

What you need to know about this year's Cannes film festival

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:

‘If you have an accident, no-one is coming for you’

‘If you have an accident, no-one is coming for you’

Your profession may take you to risky destinations but it’s your job to make sure you’re protected.

 
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Act 28: Will this weekend's protests signal the end of France's 'yellow vests'?
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Act 28: Will this weekend's protests signal the end of France's 'yellow vests'?

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?

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Send us your news story tips from around France

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As easy as ABC: Tips for a child-friendly move abroad

As easy as ABC: Tips for a child-friendly move abroad

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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OPINION: Why the French wine industry could be seriously bad for our health
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OPINION: Why the French wine industry could be seriously bad for our health

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 essential information about this year's French tax declarations
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The essential information about this year's French tax declarations

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.

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.

Quiz: Test your knowledge of south west France

Quiz: Test your knowledge of south west 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 11 different Americans that you'll meet in France
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The 11 different Americans that you'll meet in France

Which type of American expat in France are you?

36 vital phrases to use in the French workplace

36 vital phrases to use in the French workplace

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.

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.

Fifteen French 'text speak' abbreviations that will help you sound local

Fifteen French 'text speak' abbreviations that will help you sound local

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.

French Expression of the Day: ta gueule!

French Expression of the Day: ta gueule!

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.

EXPLAINED: The real role of a notaire when buying a house in France
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EXPLAINED: The real role of a notaire when buying a house in France

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.

Australians in France: How many are there and where do they live?
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Australians in France: How many are there and where do they live?

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.

Readers reveal: The best and worst things about life in Lyon

Readers reveal: The best and worst things about life in Lyon

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.

Baguettiquette: Weird things the French do with bread

Baguettiquette: Weird things the French do with bread

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.