For a royal film shoot, book Versailles — where else?

For a royal film shoot, book Versailles — where else?

The Chateau de Versailles, the backdrop to "Farewell My Queen" which opened the Berlin film festival Thursday, has long welcomed filmmakers into its grounds, provided they behave themselves.

Le Corbusier housing project hit by major fire

Le Corbusier housing project hit by major fire

Firefighters on Friday put out a blaze that raged overnight in La Cité Radieuse, an apartment block built by Le Corbusier and one of France's architectural landmarks.

Reactor down as cold snap drives power demand

Reactor down as cold snap drives power demand

A nuclear reactor has gone into an unscheduled shutdown, state energy giant EDF said on Friday, placing fresh pressure on a national power grid already strained by freezing temperatures.

Expat French get Internet vote for first time

Expat French get Internet vote for first time

French citizens will for the first time this year be able to vote in a parliamentary election over the Internet, an experiment that could be extended to other elections if successful.