Discover 13 of France’s most beautiful villages, plus the town the French love the best

Discover 13 of France’s most beautiful villages, plus the town the French love the best

Every year, the TV channel France 3 runs a competition to find the best-loved villages in France. It's one of the most popular events of the TV calendar, attracting around 2 million viewers, and it's also a great way to discover some more off-the-beaten track places to visit in France. So here are the 14 finalists for 2021.

Snobs, beaches and drunks – 5 things this joke map teaches us about France

Snobs, beaches and drunks – 5 things this joke map teaches us about France

France restores one of world’s largest theatre festivals – with masks and health restrictions

France restores one of world’s largest theatre festivals – with masks and health restrictions

Authority in south west France delays lifting Covid-19 health restrictions amid Delta variant fears

Authority in south west France delays lifting Covid-19 health restrictions amid Delta variant fears

IN PICTURES: French town hit by freak June hailstorm

IN PICTURES: French town hit by freak June hailstorm

Central France on alert for more violent storms

Central France on alert for more violent storms

‘Parisians, go home’: South west France fumes over rush for coastal property

‘Parisians, go home’: South west France fumes over rush for coastal property

Temperatures predicted to reach 35C as parts of France approach heatwave warnings

Temperatures predicted to reach 35C as parts of France approach heatwave warnings

France activates its heatwave plan for 2021
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France activates its heatwave plan for 2021

Where in France can you get away from the crowds this summer?
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Where in France can you get away from the crowds this summer?

‘Warning signs’ of virus resurgence in south west France, says government

‘Warning signs’ of virus resurgence in south west France, says government

Investigation launched after French vaccine centre gutted by fire

Investigation launched after French vaccine centre gutted by fire

French ex-soldier caught after manhunt in Dordogne

French ex-soldier caught after manhunt in Dordogne

Storms, rain and strong winds forecast for week France’s café terraces reopen

Storms, rain and strong winds forecast for week France’s café terraces reopen

Self-confessed child killer jailed for 20 years for beating fellow French soldier to death

Self-confessed child killer jailed for 20 years for beating fellow French soldier to death

French serial killer dubbed ‘Ogre of the Ardennes’ dies in jail

French serial killer dubbed ‘Ogre of the Ardennes’ dies in jail

10 of the best Covid-compliant activities in France this summer

10 of the best Covid-compliant activities in France this summer

Belgian farmer accidentally invades France

Belgian farmer accidentally invades France

French soldier who admits killing girl, 8, appears in court over second death

French soldier who admits killing girl, 8, appears in court over second death

9 things that make Alsace different to the rest of France
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9 things that make Alsace different to the rest of France

High-speed train line to connect Paris to Toulouse in 3 hours

High-speed train line to connect Paris to Toulouse in 3 hours

Workers at French Renault plant held bosses hostage for 12 hours in sale dispute

Workers at French Renault plant held bosses hostage for 12 hours in sale dispute

Facebook deletes (and then restores) the French town of Bitche’s page

Facebook deletes (and then restores) the French town of Bitche’s page

The mayor of Nice explains why his is the ‘most British’ town in France

The mayor of Nice explains why his is the ‘most British’ town in France

Arrests after 6,000 people gather for illegal ‘carnival’ in Marseille

Arrests after 6,000 people gather for illegal ‘carnival’ in Marseille

‘I’m late for my Covid vaccine’ says 88-year-old Frenchman caught driving at 191 km/h

‘I’m late for my Covid vaccine’ says 88-year-old Frenchman caught driving at 191 km/h

French PM calls for extra health restrictions as another town sees an explosion in cases

French PM calls for extra health restrictions as another town sees an explosion in cases

The French village blocking Elon Musk’s space-age internet dream

The French village blocking Elon Musk’s space-age internet dream

French clichés: Does it really rain all the time in Brittany?

French clichés: Does it really rain all the time in Brittany?

‘A lifeline for small towns’ – France keeps building cinemas despite Covid

‘A lifeline for small towns’ – France keeps building cinemas despite Covid

French court blocks museum openings in southern France, citing Covid rules

French court blocks museum openings in southern France, citing Covid rules

Health minister’s emergency trip to eastern France after ‘worrying’ rise in Covid variant cases

Health minister’s emergency trip to eastern France after ‘worrying’ rise in Covid variant cases

Schools closed and transport suspended as snow hits northern France

Schools closed and transport suspended as snow hits northern France

France hit by big chill as snow and ice warnings extended across country

France hit by big chill as snow and ice warnings extended across country

French Caribbean islands in dire straits as new Covid rules hit

French Caribbean islands in dire straits as new Covid rules hit

French town of Nantes votes for referendum on exiting Pays-de-la-Loire region

French town of Nantes votes for referendum on exiting Pays-de-la-Loire region

Natural disaster to be declared after floods in south west France

Natural disaster to be declared after floods in south west France

Severe floods hit France as torrential rain continues

Severe floods hit France as torrential rain continues

Climate change: How heatwaves and droughts could hit southern France hard

Climate change: How heatwaves and droughts could hit southern France hard

Man in France arrested after severed head thrown out of window

Man in France arrested after severed head thrown out of window

French government confirms ski lifts to stay closed but says holidays ‘possible’

French government confirms ski lifts to stay closed but says holidays ‘possible’

Large parts of France on flood alert as more rain forecast

Large parts of France on flood alert as more rain forecast

Deaths on French roads in 2020 at lowest level since WWII

Deaths on French roads in 2020 at lowest level since WWII

French village inherits fortune from Austrian who fled Nazis

French village inherits fortune from Austrian who fled Nazis

Dad’s ‘miracle escape’ after being buried by avalanche in French Alps

Dad’s ‘miracle escape’ after being buried by avalanche in French Alps

Gunman kills two after attack on French job centre

Gunman kills two after attack on French job centre

Michelin awards first star to vegan restaurant in France

Michelin awards first star to vegan restaurant in France

Snow forecast to hit Paris region over weekend

Snow forecast to hit Paris region over weekend

How Trump’s tariffs on cognac hit a French success story

How Trump’s tariffs on cognac hit a French success story

‘Dead’ Frenchwoman spends three years trying to prove she is still alive

‘Dead’ Frenchwoman spends three years trying to prove she is still alive

France steps up duck cull as bird flu hits foie gras farms

France steps up duck cull as bird flu hits foie gras farms

Six reasons to visit Calais (apart from duty-free shopping)

Six reasons to visit Calais (apart from duty-free shopping)

Gang goes on trial over kidnapping of elderly French hotel heiress

Gang goes on trial over kidnapping of elderly French hotel heiress

Ski resorts in France to remain closed due to ‘steep rise in Covid-19 cases’

Ski resorts in France to remain closed due to ‘steep rise in Covid-19 cases’

French ski resorts to learn whether they can reopen

French ski resorts to learn whether they can reopen

Thousands without electricity as Storm Bella hits France

Thousands without electricity as Storm Bella hits France

Weather forecasters predict white Christmas for these areas of France

Weather forecasters predict white Christmas for these areas of France

Three French police officers killed after call-out to domestic disturbance

Three French police officers killed after call-out to domestic disturbance

Gregory: The smiling boy whose murder haunted France for decades

Gregory: The smiling boy whose murder haunted France for decades

How the French sport of pétanque is going upmarket – and banning drinking and smoking

How the French sport of pétanque is going upmarket – and banning drinking and smoking

Five people killed as mountain rescue helicopter crashes in French Alps

Five people killed as mountain rescue helicopter crashes in French Alps

Ten French towns you’ll likely pronounce wrong

Ten French towns you’ll likely pronounce wrong

French hunter jailed for shooting British cyclist

French hunter jailed for shooting British cyclist

MAP: Where in France are the phone and internet ‘dead spots’?

MAP: Where in France are the phone and internet ‘dead spots’?

Border checks and quarantine: France lays out measures to stop French hitting ski slopes abroad

Border checks and quarantine: France lays out measures to stop French hitting ski slopes abroad

VIDEO: What lockdown is like in a French chateau

VIDEO: What lockdown is like in a French chateau

Why Nice beats Paris as the best French city for foreigners to live

Why Nice beats Paris as the best French city for foreigners to live

French postal service to hire 9,000 workers for ‘unprecedented’ Christmas boom

French postal service to hire 9,000 workers for ‘unprecedented’ Christmas boom

Are cross-border workers spreading coronavirus between Switzerland and France?

Are cross-border workers spreading coronavirus between Switzerland and France?

Bordeaux: Reasons to move to France’s ‘wine capital’

Bordeaux: Reasons to move to France’s ‘wine capital’

French court jails ‘Gigolo’ for swindling women he met on dating sites

French court jails ‘Gigolo’ for swindling women he met on dating sites

French housing authority charged with manslaughter after building collapse that killed eight

French housing authority charged with manslaughter after building collapse that killed eight

Why tourists are heading to the north and west of France

Why tourists are heading to the north and west of France

Chasse à la glu: Why French hunters are taking the streets

Chasse à la glu: Why French hunters are taking the streets

Au revoir to bonjour? Six alternative ways to say hello in France

Au revoir to bonjour? Six alternative ways to say hello in France

Tourist shot ‘by hunter’ while driving on motorway in south west France

Tourist shot ‘by hunter’ while driving on motorway in south west France

Naked cyclists banned from Paris streets but bare all in Rennes for historic ride

Naked cyclists banned from Paris streets but bare all in Rennes for historic ride

Are PSG football shirts really banned in the French city of Marseille?

Are PSG football shirts really banned in the French city of Marseille?

Why some French resorts are busier than ever, despite travel bans and quarantines

Why some French resorts are busier than ever, despite travel bans and quarantines

Campsites in Brittany evacuated as storms hit France

Campsites in Brittany evacuated as storms hit France

Why this summer in France is perfect – for wasps

Why this summer in France is perfect – for wasps

Marseille becomes latest French city to declares its beaches a no-smoking zone

Marseille becomes latest French city to declares its beaches a no-smoking zone

Dozens hurt after fake shooting rumours sparked stampede in Cannes

Dozens hurt after fake shooting rumours sparked stampede in Cannes

Hostages freed after stand-off in bank in Le Havre

Hostages freed after stand-off in bank in Le Havre

More than 200 evacuated after wildfire rages in southern France

More than 200 evacuated after wildfire rages in southern France

MAP: Where in France has water restrictions in place

MAP: Where in France has water restrictions in place

Dozens evacuated as wildfire hits south west France town

Dozens evacuated as wildfire hits south west France town

Four Frenchwomen hospitalised after confusing spinach with a deadly wild flower

Four Frenchwomen hospitalised after confusing spinach with a deadly wild flower

MAP: Where are the worst places in France for bed-bugs?

MAP: Where are the worst places in France for bed-bugs?

France braces for ‘very hot week’ as temperatures set to hit 40C

France braces for ‘very hot week’ as temperatures set to hit 40C

VIDEO: Two children in France caught by crowd after 10-metre jump from burning building

VIDEO: Two children in France caught by crowd after 10-metre jump from burning building

Seven people die in series of accidents in the French Alps over holiday weekend

Seven people die in series of accidents in the French Alps over holiday weekend

‘We’ve lost around 40 percent of our income’ – Tourist businesses in France face a tough summer

‘We’ve lost around 40 percent of our income’ – Tourist businesses in France face a tough summer

Revealed: This is France’s favourite village in 2020

Revealed: This is France’s favourite village in 2020

Guns, Chechens and reprisal raids – what is going on in Dijon?

Guns, Chechens and reprisal raids – what is going on in Dijon?

As statues tumble across the world Bordeaux opts for info plaques on slaver street names

As statues tumble across the world Bordeaux opts for info plaques on slaver street names

Readers recommend: The hidden gems to explore in France this summer

Readers recommend: The hidden gems to explore in France this summer

Share your tips: The best places in France to visit this summer

Share your tips: The best places in France to visit this summer

French police fire tear gas at protest in Lille over police violence

French police fire tear gas at protest in Lille over police violence

France’s best villages: 14 hidden gems that the French love
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France’s best villages: 14 hidden gems that the French love

French government holds crisis talks over ski resorts with no snow
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French government holds crisis talks over ski resorts with no snow

The French villages employing ‘fake’ gendarmes

The French villages employing ‘fake’ gendarmes

British seasonal worker found dead in French Alps ski resort

British seasonal worker found dead in French Alps ski resort

Hundreds evacuated after Storm Gloria causes widespread flooding in south west France

Hundreds evacuated after Storm Gloria causes widespread flooding in south west France

MAP: Wildfires, floods and earthquakes – the risks in each part of France

MAP: Wildfires, floods and earthquakes – the risks in each part of France

Wolf spotted on the Dordogne-Charente border in southern France

Wolf spotted on the Dordogne-Charente border in southern France

IN PICTURES: Storm Gloria brings high winds and snow to France

IN PICTURES: Storm Gloria brings high winds and snow to France

Warning over coastal flooding and high winds in north and west France

Warning over coastal flooding and high winds in north and west France

Graves desecrated at Jewish cemetery in south west France

Graves desecrated at Jewish cemetery in south west France

The French Alps valley where traditional log fires will soon be banned

The French Alps valley where traditional log fires will soon be banned

Swastikas daubed on graves in Jewish cemetery in eastern France

Swastikas daubed on graves in Jewish cemetery in eastern France

French postal service starts drone delivery in the Alps

French postal service starts drone delivery in the Alps

France’s hunting season claims eight lives – and it’s only half way through

France’s hunting season claims eight lives – and it’s only half way through

Strasbourg Christmas market reopens, one year after attack that shocked France

Strasbourg Christmas market reopens, one year after attack that shocked France

Authorities in 43 French départements declare state of natural disaster

Authorities in 43 French départements declare state of natural disaster

French police carry out DNA tests on 67 dogs after pregnant woman mauled to death

French police carry out DNA tests on 67 dogs after pregnant woman mauled to death

Why are French women taking to the streets on Saturday?

Why are French women taking to the streets on Saturday?

Thousands of bridges in France ‘in urgent need of repairs’

Thousands of bridges in France ‘in urgent need of repairs’

What is the ‘barbaric’ French tradition of glue trap hunting for songbirds?

What is the ‘barbaric’ French tradition of glue trap hunting for songbirds?

Two dead after bridge collapses into river in south west France

Two dead after bridge collapses into river in south west France

French Alps: Fire ravages Annecy town hall

French Alps: Fire ravages Annecy town hall

Where you are most likely to get hit by an earthquake in France

Where you are most likely to get hit by an earthquake in France

French police close beaches in south west France after 1,000kg of cocaine washes ashore

French police close beaches in south west France after 1,000kg of cocaine washes ashore

France unveils its newest national park… and it’s close to Paris

France unveils its newest national park… and it’s close to Paris

Trains cancelled and roads closed as flooding hits southern France

Trains cancelled and roads closed as flooding hits southern France

Weather warning: Southern France braced for more storms and flooding

Weather warning: Southern France braced for more storms and flooding

US head of chemical firm to face French Senate over massive factory blaze

US head of chemical firm to face French Senate over massive factory blaze

Man killed and woman badly injured in latest electric scooter crash in France

Man killed and woman badly injured in latest electric scooter crash in France

IN PICTURES: France’s first floating solar power plant

IN PICTURES: France’s first floating solar power plant

Marseille puts the brakes on scooter chaos with licence restrictions

Marseille puts the brakes on scooter chaos with licence restrictions

Rouen food festival will go ahead, despite pollution fears after chemical factory fire

Rouen food festival will go ahead, despite pollution fears after chemical factory fire

Police called after 77-year-old woman presented wrong type of ID at French post office

Police called after 77-year-old woman presented wrong type of ID at French post office

‘A page has turned’: Dordogne bids adieu to France’s last tobacco factory

‘A page has turned’: Dordogne bids adieu to France’s last tobacco factory

British ex-serviceman launches veterans breakfast club in France

British ex-serviceman launches veterans breakfast club in France

Lyon to get new low-cost high speed rail link to to Paris

Lyon to get new low-cost high speed rail link to to Paris

Drought forces water restrictions until November across much of France

Drought forces water restrictions until November across much of France

Protesters demand answers over French factory fire where 5,000 tones of chemicals burned

Protesters demand answers over French factory fire where 5,000 tones of chemicals burned

Map: Where are all the high risk chemical plants in France?

Map: Where are all the high risk chemical plants in France?

French hunting season kicks off with hunter shooting car in botched hare chase

French hunting season kicks off with hunter shooting car in botched hare chase

Food sales banned from 100 communes in northern France after chemical factory blaze

Food sales banned from 100 communes in northern France after chemical factory blaze

Blaze at French chemical factory extinguished – but pungent smell hangs over town

Blaze at French chemical factory extinguished – but pungent smell hangs over town

French chemical factory explosion – what we know so far

French chemical factory explosion – what we know so far

UPDATE: Fire at French chemical factory ‘will burn for days’

UPDATE: Fire at French chemical factory ‘will burn for days’

French wine police are on the hunt for Burgundy grape thieves

French wine police are on the hunt for Burgundy grape thieves

France’s mystery rooftop panther stolen from zoo

France’s mystery rooftop panther stolen from zoo

Study of French postmen’s testicles wins international science prize

Study of French postmen’s testicles wins international science prize

Neanderthal footprints discovered along shoreline in northern France

Neanderthal footprints discovered along shoreline in northern France

France could ban pesticide spraying – but only within 5 metres of homes

France could ban pesticide spraying – but only within 5 metres of homes

The three big names that are promising to make shopping in France cheaper

The three big names that are promising to make shopping in France cheaper

Deadly disease has spread to olive trees in France

Deadly disease has spread to olive trees in France

Hundreds of firefighters battle 150 hectare blaze in south west France

Hundreds of firefighters battle 150 hectare blaze in south west France

Naked run organisers in northern France ‘overwhelmed’ by interest

Naked run organisers in northern France ‘overwhelmed’ by interest

‘Wackos’: French mayor outraged after British ex-commando leaves rowing machine on Mont Blanc

‘Wackos’: French mayor outraged after British ex-commando leaves rowing machine on Mont Blanc

French government cracks down on magnet fishing over fears of WWII bombs

French government cracks down on magnet fishing over fears of WWII bombs

Fires, droughts and frost have badly damaged France’s wine harvest

Fires, droughts and frost have badly damaged France’s wine harvest

Fears that world’s biggest arsenic mine is leaking into French countryside

Fears that world’s biggest arsenic mine is leaking into French countryside

France’s first Sunday opening of a hypermarket leads to protests

France’s first Sunday opening of a hypermarket leads to protests

Were campers really attacked by wolves in a French national park?

Were campers really attacked by wolves in a French national park?

Dozens of France’s new ‘invincible’ speed cameras have already been vandalised

Dozens of France’s new ‘invincible’ speed cameras have already been vandalised

French mayor in court after banning pesticides near homes in his village

French mayor in court after banning pesticides near homes in his village

Four million homes across France at risk of damage from droughts

Four million homes across France at risk of damage from droughts

French butcher announces cannabis sausages for sale

French butcher announces cannabis sausages for sale

Why are people dying every year on France’s most popular coastline?

Why are people dying every year on France’s most popular coastline?

Why the French Foreign Legion might approach you on a beach this summer

Why the French Foreign Legion might approach you on a beach this summer

British man fighting for life after falling off Cannes balcony while having sex

British man fighting for life after falling off Cannes balcony while having sex

Miraculous survival of Spanish hiker lost for two days in storm on French mountains

Miraculous survival of Spanish hiker lost for two days in storm on French mountains

High levels of arsenic found in children in south west France

High levels of arsenic found in children in south west France

IN PICTURES: 8,000 animals abandoned in France this summer

IN PICTURES: 8,000 animals abandoned in France this summer

The rising tide of violence against France’s local mayors

The rising tide of violence against France’s local mayors

Where do the French have their second homes?

Where do the French have their second homes?

Christmas trees and tourists: The damage from France’s ongoing drought

Christmas trees and tourists: The damage from France’s ongoing drought

Homes damaged in Beziers after wildfire spread to town centre

Homes damaged in Beziers after wildfire spread to town centre

‘Help us find the hero Frenchman who saved our lives in Morzine blaze’

‘Help us find the hero Frenchman who saved our lives in Morzine blaze’

Locals mourn the French mayor killed while trying to stop illegal dumping

Locals mourn the French mayor killed while trying to stop illegal dumping

How Georgette the giant French oyster escaped the dinner table

How Georgette the giant French oyster escaped the dinner table

French police hold man over two-year campaign of tyre slashing in Charente

French police hold man over two-year campaign of tyre slashing in Charente

MAP: Where in France will you find wolves?

MAP: Where in France will you find wolves?

Major blaze destroys buildings in French Alpine holiday resort of Morzine

Major blaze destroys buildings in French Alpine holiday resort of Morzine

Is smoking on French café terraces becoming an endangered habit?

Is smoking on French café terraces becoming an endangered habit?

What you need to know about extra rent controls for 28 French towns

What you need to know about extra rent controls for 28 French towns

These are the biggest challenges of living in rural France

These are the biggest challenges of living in rural France

Was French landlady shot by her tenant because the house was too hot?

Was French landlady shot by her tenant because the house was too hot?

French robbery gang target victims with poisoned cigarettes

French robbery gang target victims with poisoned cigarettes

‘Where’s Steve?’: French police confirm body pulled from Loire is the missing music fan

‘Where’s Steve?’: French police confirm body pulled from Loire is the missing music fan

Beaches closed on French Riviera after pollution alert

Beaches closed on French Riviera after pollution alert

QUIZ: How well do you know Provence and the French Riviera?

QUIZ: How well do you know Provence and the French Riviera?

IN PICTURES: How France is coping with the record-breaking heatwave

IN PICTURES: How France is coping with the record-breaking heatwave

French scientists find thigh bone of giant dinosaur in Charente

French scientists find thigh bone of giant dinosaur in Charente

French emergency services braced as temperatures continue to rise

French emergency services braced as temperatures continue to rise

Heatwave LATEST: France set for scorching Wednesday as Bordeaux records highest ever temperature

Heatwave LATEST: France set for scorching Wednesday as Bordeaux records highest ever temperature

From Bergerac to Bordeaux: The cities in France where temperature records could be broken this week

From Bergerac to Bordeaux: The cities in France where temperature records could be broken this week

WATCH: How the Tour de France deals with its ‘cock ‘n’ balls’ problem

WATCH: How the Tour de France deals with its ‘cock ‘n’ balls’ problem

French airport to close in August for repair work on main runway

French airport to close in August for repair work on main runway

Daily dilemmas: Do you prefer France’s best beaches or its magnificent mountains?

Daily dilemmas: Do you prefer France’s best beaches or its magnificent mountains?

French navy finds submarine that vanished with 52 sailors on board in 1968

French navy finds submarine that vanished with 52 sailors on board in 1968

Agenda: Everything that’s happening in France this week

Agenda: Everything that’s happening in France this week

‘Enter at your own risk’: Mayor of French village warns holidaymakers about rural sounds

‘Enter at your own risk’: Mayor of French village warns holidaymakers about rural sounds

French mayors threatened with legal action over ban on pesticides near schools

French mayors threatened with legal action over ban on pesticides near schools

France braces for new heatwave with mercury set to reach 40C (again)

France braces for new heatwave with mercury set to reach 40C (again)

Drought alerts in France: Here’s what you can do to save water
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Drought alerts in France: Here’s what you can do to save water

Why six out of 10 French people can’t afford to go on holiday this summer

Why six out of 10 French people can’t afford to go on holiday this summer

Woman and three children killed as train smashes into car at level crossing in France

Woman and three children killed as train smashes into car at level crossing in France

Fears in France over dangers of toxic green algae after man dies

Fears in France over dangers of toxic green algae after man dies

Train tickets in France to be sold in tabacs

Train tickets in France to be sold in tabacs

Air travel: Why your flights from France will soon be more expensive

Air travel: Why your flights from France will soon be more expensive

IN IMAGES: South west France hit by hail, high winds and heavy rainfall… in July

IN IMAGES: South west France hit by hail, high winds and heavy rainfall… in July

France on drought alert as 39 départements impose water restrictions

France on drought alert as 39 départements impose water restrictions

World sheep-shearing championship held on French soil for first time

World sheep-shearing championship held on French soil for first time

Climate change made last week’s heatwave in France ‘five times more likely’

Climate change made last week’s heatwave in France ‘five times more likely’

Campaign launched to fund new Statue of Liberty in Brittany

Campaign launched to fund new Statue of Liberty in Brittany

Storm warnings issued as France counts the cost of heatwave

Storm warnings issued as France counts the cost of heatwave

Heatwave: Temperature in France reaches all-time high of 45.9C

Heatwave: Temperature in France reaches all-time high of 45.9C

MAP: Heatwave breaks records across France as towns see highest ever temperatures

MAP: Heatwave breaks records across France as towns see highest ever temperatures

Swimming pools in French town close in row over burkini ban

Swimming pools in French town close in row over burkini ban

IN PICTURES: Discover the Normandy village crowned France’s ‘favourite’

IN PICTURES: Discover the Normandy village crowned France’s ‘favourite’

Heatwave LATEST: Schools close and trains disrupted as France bakes in 40C

Heatwave LATEST: Schools close and trains disrupted as France bakes in 40C

Marseille imposes swimming ban on beaches over pollution fears

Marseille imposes swimming ban on beaches over pollution fears

Dordogne activates emergency plan as heatwave hits France

Dordogne activates emergency plan as heatwave hits France

VIDEO: Watch how vandals have destroyed 30 percent of Lyon’s bike-share fleet

VIDEO: Watch how vandals have destroyed 30 percent of Lyon’s bike-share fleet

What employees in France should know about working rules in a heatwave

What employees in France should know about working rules in a heatwave

Heatwave: Where are the hottest (and coolest) places in France this week?

Heatwave: Where are the hottest (and coolest) places in France this week?

Heatwave LATEST: Most of France placed on alert as temperatures spike

Heatwave LATEST: Most of France placed on alert as temperatures spike

Swiss climbers who landed plane on Mont Blanc risk fine of . . . €38

Swiss climbers who landed plane on Mont Blanc risk fine of . . . €38

British charity worker cleared of attack on French police at migrant camp

British charity worker cleared of attack on French police at migrant camp

Heatwave to hit France with temperatures set to reach 40C

Heatwave to hit France with temperatures set to reach 40C

IN PICTURES: Violent hailstorms and 10,000 bolts of lightning hit France

IN PICTURES: Violent hailstorms and 10,000 bolts of lightning hit France

Swiss climbers slammed for landing plane near top of Mont Blanc

Swiss climbers slammed for landing plane near top of Mont Blanc

‘Cat-fox’ found on French island of Corsica may be a new species

‘Cat-fox’ found on French island of Corsica may be a new species

Five major rail routes in France could soon be run by German firm

Five major rail routes in France could soon be run by German firm

French supermarket boss found dead after being charged with bullying his staff

French supermarket boss found dead after being charged with bullying his staff

How a noisy cockerel exposed France’s rural and urban divide

How a noisy cockerel exposed France’s rural and urban divide

Search for four-year-old German girl missing after boat accident in France

Search for four-year-old German girl missing after boat accident in France

When is 5G coming to France and what does it mean for you?

When is 5G coming to France and what does it mean for you?

High speed rail link between France and Italy boosted by election results

High speed rail link between France and Italy boosted by election results

Map: These are the places in France with the highest levels of nuclear waste

Map: These are the places in France with the highest levels of nuclear waste

These are the areas of France that will be most affected by rising sea levels

These are the areas of France that will be most affected by rising sea levels

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’?

Woman, aged 102, suspected of murdering 92-year-old neighbour at French care home

Woman, aged 102, suspected of murdering 92-year-old neighbour at French care home

Quiz: Test your knowledge of south west France
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Quiz: Test your knowledge of south west France

Giant ‘island’ of plastic rubbish forms in sea off Corsica

Giant ‘island’ of plastic rubbish forms in sea off Corsica

French doctor suspected in 17 more cases of poisoning

French doctor suspected in 17 more cases of poisoning

Q&A: Just how bad is the drought situation in France?

Q&A: Just how bad is the drought situation in France?

French doctor questioned by police over 50 cases of possible poisoning

French doctor questioned by police over 50 cases of possible poisoning

Why are French farmers burying their underpants?

Why are French farmers burying their underpants?

Man held in mystery case of decapitated seals on French beaches

Man held in mystery case of decapitated seals on French beaches

French airports trail in world rankings yet again – but are they really so bad?

French airports trail in world rankings yet again – but are they really so bad?

French village offers €2,000 reward for anyone who can decipher mystery stone message

French village offers €2,000 reward for anyone who can decipher mystery stone message

Your chance to buy iconic French ‘bubble houses’ – but hurry!

Your chance to buy iconic French ‘bubble houses’ – but hurry!

How a new pricing website could ‘warm up’ the sluggish French property market

How a new pricing website could ‘warm up’ the sluggish French property market

French fuel prices soar almost to levels that sparked ‘yellow vest’ protest

French fuel prices soar almost to levels that sparked ‘yellow vest’ protest

Icy storms blast France leaving one woman dead and 30 suffering from hypothermia

Icy storms blast France leaving one woman dead and 30 suffering from hypothermia

Gilets Jaunes plan ‘festive blockade’ at French airports this weekend
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Gilets Jaunes plan ‘festive blockade’ at French airports this weekend

Why buying a house in France could be set to be a lot more transparent

Why buying a house in France could be set to be a lot more transparent

France braced for an icy blast with frost and snow forecast for weekend

France braced for an icy blast with frost and snow forecast for weekend

French national park bans alcohol over the summer months

French national park bans alcohol over the summer months

IN PICTURES: France and Italy mark 500 years since Da Vinci’s death

IN PICTURES: France and Italy mark 500 years since Da Vinci’s death

French Game of Thrones superfan develops his own Lannister wine

French Game of Thrones superfan develops his own Lannister wine

French supermarket giant selling off 21 of its stores

French supermarket giant selling off 21 of its stores

French soldier who stormed Normandy beaches with American forces dies aged 98

French soldier who stormed Normandy beaches with American forces dies aged 98

Double your budget and make friends with the mayor – top tips on French renovations
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Double your budget and make friends with the mayor – top tips on French renovations

France and Italy to mark 500th anniversary of da Vinci’s death in Loire Valley

France and Italy to mark 500th anniversary of da Vinci’s death in Loire Valley

The French region that will pay you €5,000 to buy a home there

The French region that will pay you €5,000 to buy a home there

French government opens ‘suicide prevention unit’ for police officers

French government opens ‘suicide prevention unit’ for police officers

VIDEO: See how you can help the four rescued French lion cubs

VIDEO: See how you can help the four rescued French lion cubs

French train passengers could buy their tickets at tobacconist

French train passengers could buy their tickets at tobacconist

Tell us: What are the mistakes to avoid when renovating a French home?

Tell us: What are the mistakes to avoid when renovating a French home?

Fake French doctor who killed his family after they discovered his double life to be released

Fake French doctor who killed his family after they discovered his double life to be released

Road rage: Where in France are the most aggressive drivers?

Road rage: Where in France are the most aggressive drivers?

Why one French town is buying 15,000 eggs in time for Easter

Why one French town is buying 15,000 eggs in time for Easter

Why a French drug dealer in a clown mask set up an online raffle

Why a French drug dealer in a clown mask set up an online raffle

From Toulouse to Albi: Ten things the EU has done for south west France
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From Toulouse to Albi: Ten things the EU has done for south west France

Embassy to host Brexit outreach meetings for worried Britons in France

Embassy to host Brexit outreach meetings for worried Britons in France

French woman breaks world record for running marathon… in high heels

French woman breaks world record for running marathon… in high heels

French couple told they cannot raffle off their Dordogne mansion for €13

French couple told they cannot raffle off their Dordogne mansion for €13

French euthanasia doctor cannot return to work, European court rules

French euthanasia doctor cannot return to work, European court rules

‘It’s a massacre’: One French police officer commits suicide every four days

‘It’s a massacre’: One French police officer commits suicide every four days

French woman in hot water for turning rescue pig into paté

French woman in hot water for turning rescue pig into paté

What you need to know about the earthquakes in Charente (and will there be more?)

What you need to know about the earthquakes in Charente (and will there be more?)

‘Absurd’ not to consider legalising medicinal cannabis says French PM

‘Absurd’ not to consider legalising medicinal cannabis says French PM

Drivers in France to be spied on by 400 ‘super speed cameras’

Drivers in France to be spied on by 400 ‘super speed cameras’

Basketball star Tony Parker to buy French ski resort

Basketball star Tony Parker to buy French ski resort

Five dead and 14 critically ill after suspected food poisoning in French retirement home

Five dead and 14 critically ill after suspected food poisoning in French retirement home

French village footballer gets six months jail for attack on referee

French village footballer gets six months jail for attack on referee

The riddle of the Garfield telephones washing ashore on French beaches

The riddle of the Garfield telephones washing ashore on French beaches

Victory for British neighbours in €57 million chateau court battle

Victory for British neighbours in €57 million chateau court battle

Pig’s head and animal blood left at site of new mosque in south west France

Pig’s head and animal blood left at site of new mosque in south west France

Train services between Paris and south west France halted after protesters block tracks

Train services between Paris and south west France halted after protesters block tracks

French mayor quits after sending nude photos to married woman

French mayor quits after sending nude photos to married woman

Castorama and Brico Depot stores to shut in France

Castorama and Brico Depot stores to shut in France

Earthquake measuring 4.9 shakes south west France

Earthquake measuring 4.9 shakes south west France

Marseille to get major makeover with city centre to be pedestrianised

Marseille to get major makeover with city centre to be pedestrianised

Giant clitoris sculpture stolen from French university campus… again

Giant clitoris sculpture stolen from French university campus… again

Two climbers killed by falling rocks in French Alps

Two climbers killed by falling rocks in French Alps

Glance around France: Whatever happened to Dordogne’s new train link?

Glance around France: Whatever happened to Dordogne’s new train link?

Glance around France: ‘Brastis’ – Brittany invents its own version of classic tipple pastis

Glance around France: ‘Brastis’ – Brittany invents its own version of classic tipple pastis

What you need to know about the hundreds of dead dolphins washing up on French beaches

What you need to know about the hundreds of dead dolphins washing up on French beaches

Glance around France: Dordogne drivers warned and French fighter jet crashes in the Jura

Glance around France: Dordogne drivers warned and French fighter jet crashes in the Jura

Will there be any Christmas markets in France this year?

Will there be any Christmas markets in France this year?

Storm Barbara leaves 76,000 homes in southern France without power

Storm Barbara leaves 76,000 homes in southern France without power

Glance around France: Ouigo expands low-cost train routes and bedbugs invade Paris cinema

Glance around France: Ouigo expands low-cost train routes and bedbugs invade Paris cinema

Glance around France: 75 drought-hit French departments to declare ‘agricultural disaster’

Glance around France: 75 drought-hit French departments to declare ‘agricultural disaster’

Glance around France: US banking giant to invest $30 million in deprived Paris suburbs

Glance around France: US banking giant to invest $30 million in deprived Paris suburbs

Glance around France: Normandy mayors cry for help over coastal erosion

Glance around France: Normandy mayors cry for help over coastal erosion

Glance around France: Halloween ‘damage control’ in Brittany and more storms in the south

Glance around France: Halloween ‘damage control’ in Brittany and more storms in the south

Glance around France: Alsace is back on the French map and Strasbourg gears up for Christmas

Glance around France: Alsace is back on the French map and Strasbourg gears up for Christmas

Glance around France: Winter weather leads to road closures in the Alps and sniffer dogs arrive in Nice

Glance around France: Winter weather leads to road closures in the Alps and sniffer dogs arrive in Nice

Glance around France: Rabbit murders and the resurrection of a homeless man’s outdoor library

Glance around France: Rabbit murders and the resurrection of a homeless man’s outdoor library

Glance around France: Uber to challenge Velib’ in Paris and dengue fever hits the south

Glance around France: Uber to challenge Velib’ in Paris and dengue fever hits the south

Glance around France: Burgundy forest gives priority to hunters and a Bordeaux to London high-speed train?

Glance around France: Burgundy forest gives priority to hunters and a Bordeaux to London high-speed train?

Glance around France: Diesel now more expensive than petrol and snow tyres set to be obligatory in Alps

Glance around France: Diesel now more expensive than petrol and snow tyres set to be obligatory in Alps

Glance around France: Mayors resign en masse and a dark day for wolves in Provence

Glance around France: Mayors resign en masse and a dark day for wolves in Provence

Glance around France: New plane routes from Bordeaux and a forest fire blazes near Paris

Glance around France: New plane routes from Bordeaux and a forest fire blazes near Paris

Glance around France: French students move into care homes and violent storms head for the south

Glance around France: French students move into care homes and violent storms head for the south

Glance around France: Hunters launch ‘app’ to stop people getting shot and farmers want meat on menus

Glance around France: Hunters launch ‘app’ to stop people getting shot and farmers want meat on menus

Glance around France: Bull kills spectator in the Gard, pasta warning and mosquitoes in France for Christmas

Glance around France: Bull kills spectator in the Gard, pasta warning and mosquitoes in France for Christmas

A Glance around France: Pesticide protests planned and a huge swindle in the north

A Glance around France: Pesticide protests planned and a huge swindle in the north

A Glance around France: Pyrenees farmers ‘declare war’ and Bordeaux students face lodging crisis

A Glance around France: Pyrenees farmers ‘declare war’ and Bordeaux students face lodging crisis

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A Glance Around France: Dordogne residents warned and Paris gets new street bins

A Glance around France: Naked grape picking in Auvergne and anger in Normandy towards the British

A Glance around France: Naked grape picking in Auvergne and anger in Normandy towards the British

A Glance around France: Animal bones in Paris police water canons and an earthquake in the Alps

A Glance around France: Animal bones in Paris police water canons and an earthquake in the Alps

A Glance around France: Threatening graffiti in Corsica, and is Dijon set for ‘green stardom’?

A Glance around France: Threatening graffiti in Corsica, and is Dijon set for ‘green stardom’?

A Glance around France: Burgundy winemakers rejoice as farmers in the south revolt

A Glance around France: Burgundy winemakers rejoice as farmers in the south revolt

A Glance around France: The 23 bridges at risk and a ‘gastro’ epidemic in Brittany and the east

A Glance around France: The 23 bridges at risk and a ‘gastro’ epidemic in Brittany and the east

A Glance around France: West Nile fever on the Riviera and a Bordeaux bus revolution

A Glance around France: West Nile fever on the Riviera and a Bordeaux bus revolution

A Glance around France: Bullet proof vests in the Var, and have wolves returned to Brittany?

A Glance around France: Bullet proof vests in the Var, and have wolves returned to Brittany?

A Glance around France: Tremors in Brittany and anger in Dordogne

A Glance around France: Tremors in Brittany and anger in Dordogne

France at a Glance: New Bordeaux transport tickets and a dam in the Jura that could burst

France at a Glance: New Bordeaux transport tickets and a dam in the Jura that could burst

The 19 smells that let you know you’re in France

The 19 smells that let you know you’re in France

How to make friends with your French neighbours in rural France
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How to make friends with your French neighbours in rural France

Meet the French frog farmers attempting to crack the local market

Meet the French frog farmers attempting to crack the local market

‘No more slackening’ warns French PM as two more cities move to maximum Covid-19 alert

‘No more slackening’ warns French PM as two more cities move to maximum Covid-19 alert

Morvan: Why you should visit one of France’s most beautiful and least known areas

Morvan: Why you should visit one of France’s most beautiful and least known areas

Wolves missing from French wildlife park after floods destroyed their enclosure

Wolves missing from French wildlife park after floods destroyed their enclosure

Firefighters among eight people still missing after Storm Alex hit southern France

Firefighters among eight people still missing after Storm Alex hit southern France

ANALYSIS: Why have so many in Marseille rebelled against French government health measures?

ANALYSIS: Why have so many in Marseille rebelled against French government health measures?

Ten reasons to visit France’s Auvergne area
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Ten reasons to visit France’s Auvergne area

LATEST: Storm Alex lashes France causing flooding and school closures

LATEST: Storm Alex lashes France causing flooding and school closures

IN DETAIL: New Covid-19 restrictions in the 12 ‘high risk’ French cities

IN DETAIL: New Covid-19 restrictions in the 12 ‘high risk’ French cities

Protests in Covid-hit Marseille over order to close bars and restaurants

Protests in Covid-hit Marseille over order to close bars and restaurants

Is France’s ‘yellow vest’ movement really on its way back?

Is France’s ‘yellow vest’ movement really on its way back?

The 12 best places in south-west France to enjoy the great outdoors

The 12 best places in south-west France to enjoy the great outdoors

Ten reasons why you should visit the French city Orléans

Ten reasons why you should visit the French city Orléans

Is France any closer to solving the shocking series of horse mutilations?

Is France any closer to solving the shocking series of horse mutilations?

The strange case of dozens of horses across France mutilated and killed

The strange case of dozens of horses across France mutilated and killed

Six things to know about Tour de France 2020

Six things to know about Tour de France 2020

Thirty people injured in ATM blast outside Paris

Thirty people injured in ATM blast outside Paris

French waiter stabbed after asking customer to wear a mask

French waiter stabbed after asking customer to wear a mask

France’s Interior Minister defends ‘precious’ right of women to go topless

France’s Interior Minister defends ‘precious’ right of women to go topless

Bar closures and compulsory masks in Marseille as Covid-19 infections rise

Bar closures and compulsory masks in Marseille as Covid-19 infections rise

Frenchman confesses to killing parents and ex parents-in-law

Frenchman confesses to killing parents and ex parents-in-law

France authorities shut down nuclear reactors due to drought

France authorities shut down nuclear reactors due to drought

‘Very worrying’ Covid-19 outbreak at French nudist village

‘Very worrying’ Covid-19 outbreak at French nudist village

Miss becomes mister: Tour de France drops all-girl podium

Miss becomes mister: Tour de France drops all-girl podium

Nice becomes second French city to make masks compulsory in all outdoor areas

Nice becomes second French city to make masks compulsory in all outdoor areas

French government defends allowing theme park’s 9,000-person show

French government defends allowing theme park’s 9,000-person show

Fury at illegal rave that drew 10,000 people to remote French countryside

Fury at illegal rave that drew 10,000 people to remote French countryside

Is this the best ice-cream in France?

Is this the best ice-cream in France?

French authorities step up testing as Covid-19 cases spike in Brittany

French authorities step up testing as Covid-19 cases spike in Brittany

The French town where local businesses are creating an alternative to Amazon

The French town where local businesses are creating an alternative to Amazon

French cheesemaker accidentally creates new ‘lockdown’ cheese

French cheesemaker accidentally creates new ‘lockdown’ cheese

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Mayor closes hiking trails in French Alps over crowding fears

Furious French chef ‘insulted’ by Michelin’s claims he used Cheddar in his soufflé

Furious French chef ‘insulted’ by Michelin’s claims he used Cheddar in his soufflé

Heatwave will make for great French wines, say Bordeaux growers

Heatwave will make for great French wines, say Bordeaux growers

French restaurant crowned ‘best in the world’ for the first time

French restaurant crowned ‘best in the world’ for the first time

Roquefort: The story of the 600-year-old mouldy French cheese that heals wounds

Roquefort: The story of the 600-year-old mouldy French cheese that heals wounds

Striking French workers blockade world’s largest Nutella factory

Striking French workers blockade world’s largest Nutella factory

Son charged with murder of 90-year-old British woman in south west France

Son charged with murder of 90-year-old British woman in south west France

French farmers warn of Charentais melon shortages this summer

French farmers warn of Charentais melon shortages this summer

French vegan activists handed jail terms for attacks on butchers shops

French vegan activists handed jail terms for attacks on butchers shops

World famous French market serves up record-breaking banquet

World famous French market serves up record-breaking banquet