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Sunday 1st August

French anti-health pass demonstrations lead to 76 arrests

French anti-health pass demonstrations lead to 76 arrests

Saturday's protests against the health pass saw over 200,000 people take to the streets, leading to 76 arrests, according to French daily Le Figaro, citing the latest statement from the Ministry of the Interior on Sunday.

Guadeloupean pioneer of Caribbean zouk music dies after Covid infection

Guadeloupean pioneer of Caribbean zouk music dies after Covid infection

When, where and why you need a health passport in France
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When, where and why you need a health passport in France

What changes about life in France in August 2021
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What changes about life in France in August 2021

Saturday 31st July

IN PICTURES: Over 200,000 people protest against health pass in France

IN PICTURES: Over 200,000 people protest against health pass in France

Tens of thousands of French protesters took to the streets for a third consecutive weekend on Saturday, to protest against the government's decision to greatly extend the use of the health pass and introduce compulsory vaccination for some professions.

Mountaineer dies on Europe’s Mont Blanc despite rescue attempts

Mountaineer dies on Europe’s Mont Blanc despite rescue attempts

How people vaccinated in the USA can access the French health passport
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How people vaccinated in the USA can access the French health passport

ANALYSIS: Why we need to get used to summer storms and floods in France

ANALYSIS: Why we need to get used to summer storms and floods in France

The roads to avoid on France’s ‘worst travel weekend’ of the summer

The roads to avoid on France’s ‘worst travel weekend’ of the summer

Where in France will see anti-Covid health pass protests on Saturday?

Where in France will see anti-Covid health pass protests on Saturday?

Sunday 25th July

New guide to Paris museums – showing only the nudes

New guide to Paris museums – showing only the nudes

There are lots of guides to the visual splendours of Paris' museums and art galleries - but for those with a short attention span comes a new one, showing only nude or erotic artworks.

Tens of thousands protest against Macron’s health pass in France

Tens of thousands protest against Macron’s health pass in France

France’s ‘king of lighthouses’ wins Unesco heritage listing

France’s ‘king of lighthouses’ wins Unesco heritage listing

Saturday 24th July

Unesco adds spa towns in France, Germany and Austria to World Heritage list

Unesco adds spa towns in France, Germany and Austria to World Heritage list

A group of major European spa towns was added to the highly prized World Heritage list on Saturday for their "exceptional testimony to the European spa phenomenon" from the 18th century to the 1930s, Unesco said.

11 French life hacks that will make you feel like a local

11 French life hacks that will make you feel like a local

‘Red’ travel warning across France as third batch of holidaymakers plan their big getaways

‘Red’ travel warning across France as third batch of holidaymakers plan their big getaways

Tuesday 20th July

Eight online services which make dealing with French bureaucracy easier

Eight online services which make dealing with French bureaucracy easier

From booking medical appointments to paying your taxes, dealing with the historically difficult French bureaucratic machine has arguably never been easier than it is today - when you can do much of it online.

French word of the day: Bondé
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French word of the day: Bondé

France to impose health pass in shopping centres despite court advice

France to impose health pass in shopping centres despite court advice

Reader question: What do I do if I lose my carte de séjour?
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Reader question: What do I do if I lose my carte de séjour?

Sunday 18th July

French shocker ‘Titane’ wins Palme d’Or in France as Spike Lee slips up

French shocker ‘Titane’ wins Palme d’Or in France as Spike Lee slips up

Shock-fest "Titane" took home the top Palme d'Or prize at Cannes on Saturday, revealed early at the closing ceremony in an embarrassing slip-up by jury president Spike Lee.

Unvaccinated travellers to France from UK must show 24-hour test from Sunday

Unvaccinated travellers to France from UK must show 24-hour test from Sunday