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How far have you assimilated into French culture?
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Which stage of the assimilation process are you at?

Nudists could soon be allowed to get naked in Paris
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Nudists could soon be able to bare all in a Paris park, because it's getting too cramped in the official swimming pool for naturists.

All you need to know about France's wine harvest
All photos: AFP

France's annual grape harvest has begun! Here's what you need to know the long-standing tradition.

The top spots around France according to Airbnb visitors
Morbihan. Photo: Lilly Bzh/Flickr

Here are the most popular countryside options in France for a holiday, according to Airbnb.

France forces motorbike and scooter riders to wear gloves
Photo: AFP

Riding a motorbike or scooter in France? Wear gloves or risk penalties.

Paris declares new war on legion of train fare dodgers
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Fare evaders cost the Paris transport network a "scandalous" €1 million a day.

France urged to put CCTV in abattoirs after shock videos
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Could CCTV cameras stop animal cruelty in French slaughterhouses?

What happens when you dial a random French person
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Talking Tinder, terror, and travel (to Belgium of all places) with random French people on the new "French Number".

Nine ideas to bring Islam and France closer together
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How to create a real "French Islam". One think tank has come up with a series of suggestions.

US trumps France as world's top ski destination
Tourists take a ski lift in the French ski resort of Val d'Isère in the French Alps. Photo: AFP

France has been dethroned as the world's most popular skiing destination, with new figures putting the US on top.

All you need to know about France's hunting season
All photos: AFP

And they're off! Love it or hate it, France's hunting season has begun (in some parts of the country). Here's what you need to know.

French group releases rabbit video to urge angora ban
Photo: One Voice

New video shows the suffering of rabbits raised just for their Angora wool.

Opinion
WTF France: What's with the French and dubbing films?
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Why are the French so obsessed with dubbing film and TV, asks Paris-based comedian Paul Taylor.

'Patriotic' French baby names: The latest crazy row in France
Photo: AFP

What's the most patriotic name for a French baby girl these days? Marine perhaps?

French mayor slips up in bid to take dog poo DNA
Photo: Dominic Summers/Flickr

A French court has rejected a mayor's efforts to introduce a dog poo DNA scheme for tracking down offenders.

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