The Swiss sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse took off from south-western France on Tuesday on the final leg of its first intercontinental trip that took it from Europe to North Africa and back.
French police have saved the day for a long jumper planning to take part in the London Paralympics after the athlete had his prosthetic arm stolen by a pair of assailants, officials said Tuesday.
A court in Nantes has ruled that fish should have the right swim in rivers freely, outlawing the use of man-made devices to control their movements.
A three-year-old boy was found wandering round the town of Valence, near Lyon, and his one-year-old brother was left home alone while his mother was at a party this weekend.
France has ruled out going to the World Trade Organisation but will continue to oppose a ban on French speciality foie gras, a minister said on Monday.
Fresh air, fine wine and world-class performers are pulling the crowds to Bordeaux's wine country for an ever-rising number of summer jazz and classical concerts in the French region.