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Raucous mayor forces villagers to join his anniversary celebrations

1,000 villagers were unwitting participants in their mayor's celebrations of his 40th wedding anniversary when he woke them up by letting off fireworks and sounding the village church bells at midnight.

Paris power couple given jail terms for money laundering

Paris power couple given jail terms for money laundering

The rising tide of violence against France’s local mayors

The rising tide of violence against France’s local mayors

French mayor quits after sending nude photos to married woman

French mayor quits after sending nude photos to married woman

They’re coming: French mayor’s ‘sick’ migrant posters

They’re coming: French mayor’s ‘sick’ migrant posters

French mayor forced to accept doubled salary against his will

French mayor forced to accept doubled salary against his will

‘Anti-traveller’ ditches spark outrage in France

‘Anti-traveller’ ditches spark outrage in France

French mayor ‘to force artists to mind kids’

French mayor ‘to force artists to mind kids’

French mayor ‘castrated and killed’ by love rival

French mayor ‘castrated and killed’ by love rival

First female mayor of Paris takes office

First female mayor of Paris takes office

Paris: The mixed legacy of Bertrand Delanoë

Paris: The mixed legacy of Bertrand Delanoë

Meet the ‘crocodile’: France’s youngest mayor

Meet the ‘crocodile’: France’s youngest mayor

‘More expats in France should become mayors’

‘More expats in France should become mayors’

French MP hit with fine for Hitler Roma rant

French MP hit with fine for Hitler Roma rant

Insulting a mayor to become a criminal offence, French Justice Minister says

Insulting a mayor to become a criminal offence, French Justice Minister says

France to probe MP’s Hitler rant over Roma

France to probe MP’s Hitler rant over Roma

French mayor held after ‘shooting’ at youth mob

French mayor held after ‘shooting’ at youth mob

French mayor ‘might marry girls, but not boys’

French mayor ‘might marry girls, but not boys’

Gay marriage row moves on to France’s town halls

Gay marriage row moves on to France’s town halls

Gay French mayor sent bullets after interview

Gay French mayor sent bullets after interview

Clashes and celebrations after gay marriage vote

Clashes and celebrations after gay marriage vote

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Ex-Sarkozy protegé quits Paris mayoral race

Gay marriage dictionary entry ‘anti-democratic’

Gay marriage dictionary entry ‘anti-democratic’

Battle to be first female Paris mayor turns ugly

Battle to be first female Paris mayor turns ugly

Blame game follows the battle of Champs-Elysées

Blame game follows the battle of Champs-Elysées

Mont-St-Michel mayor fined over bus route

Mont-St-Michel mayor fined over bus route

Paris set for historic all-female mayoral battle

Paris set for historic all-female mayoral battle

France’s iconic Mont-St-Michel hit by mayor row

France’s iconic Mont-St-Michel hit by mayor row

Famed Paris Left Bank closes to traffic

Famed Paris Left Bank closes to traffic

Anger as Paris mayor bills gay-marriage rally

Anger as Paris mayor bills gay-marriage rally

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French mayor: gay marriage may lead to incest