OPINION: 24 years after I first reported on wolves in France, they are at my door in Normandy

OPINION: 24 years after I first reported on wolves in France, they are at my door in Normandy

As a newly-arrived reporter in France in the 1990s, John Lichfield wrote about the presence of wolves in the French Alps. Twenty four years later, they have arrived in his home region of Normandy.

OPINION: Who are really the rudest – the French, tourists or Parisians?

OPINION: Who are really the rudest – the French, tourists or Parisians?

OPINION: Macron’s health passport is an unsung triumph for France

OPINION: Macron’s health passport is an unsung triumph for France

OPINION: The UK’s travel rules for France have hurt many, but is an explanation too much to ask for?

OPINION: The UK’s travel rules for France have hurt many, but is an explanation too much to ask for?

OPINION: Macron is now coercing the French into getting vaccinated – and it seems that they like it

OPINION: Macron is now coercing the French into getting vaccinated – and it seems that they like it

OPINION: The real ‘trashing’ of Paris is not cycle lanes and benches, but gentrification

OPINION: The real ‘trashing’ of Paris is not cycle lanes and benches, but gentrification

ANALYSIS: Will France’s fourth wave of Covid really ‘ruin’ the summer holidays?
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ANALYSIS: Will France’s fourth wave of Covid really ‘ruin’ the summer holidays?

ANALYSIS: What lies behind the slowing of vaccination rates in France?

ANALYSIS: What lies behind the slowing of vaccination rates in France?

OPINION: The winner of France’s elections was neither Macron nor Le Pen, but apathy

OPINION: The winner of France’s elections was neither Macron nor Le Pen, but apathy

OPINION: The new luxury Samaritaine store is an example of the ‘Disneyfication’ of Paris

OPINION: The new luxury Samaritaine store is an example of the ‘Disneyfication’ of Paris

OPINION: Enemies of France should not see Le Pen victories on Sunday as a sign of things to come

OPINION: Enemies of France should not see Le Pen victories on Sunday as a sign of things to come

OPINION: France is much less vaccine-shy than previously feared, but can it reach 90 percent coverage?

OPINION: France is much less vaccine-shy than previously feared, but can it reach 90 percent coverage?

British Normandy veterans have finally got their own memorial, but cannot travel to France to visit it

British Normandy veterans have finally got their own memorial, but cannot travel to France to visit it

ANALYSIS: Can Macron cheer up the French with his ‘Tour de France’?

ANALYSIS: Can Macron cheer up the French with his ‘Tour de France’?

Just 20 percent of the French remain vaccine-sceptic, latest polls show

Just 20 percent of the French remain vaccine-sceptic, latest polls show

OPINION: The real threat to France’s democracy is Le Pen and the ex generals threatening civil war

OPINION: The real threat to France’s democracy is Le Pen and the ex generals threatening civil war

ANALYSIS: ‘We’re ready for war’ – How far will France’s post-Brexit fishing row with Jersey go?

ANALYSIS: ‘We’re ready for war’ – How far will France’s post-Brexit fishing row with Jersey go?

OPINION: Call it a choice or a gamble, Macron is taking a risk in reopening France

OPINION: Call it a choice or a gamble, Macron is taking a risk in reopening France

OPINION: Lifting lockdown is a big gamble for Macron – and for France

OPINION: Lifting lockdown is a big gamble for Macron – and for France

OPINION: The ‘secret dinners’ scandal has tapped into two French obsessions – food and elitism

OPINION: The ‘secret dinners’ scandal has tapped into two French obsessions – food and elitism

ANALYSIS: Four key questions on France’s 2022 presidential election

ANALYSIS: Four key questions on France’s 2022 presidential election

OPINION: The notion that the French are not child-friendly is risible

OPINION: The notion that the French are not child-friendly is risible

OPINION: Macron was right to delay a third French lockdown, but would be wrong to avoid one now

OPINION: Macron was right to delay a third French lockdown, but would be wrong to avoid one now

ANALYSIS: Should we believe the French who tell pollsters they won’t get the Covid vaccine?

ANALYSIS: Should we believe the French who tell pollsters they won’t get the Covid vaccine?

OPINION: European governments were cautious on AstraZeneca vaccines but they were neither stupid nor ‘political’

OPINION: European governments were cautious on AstraZeneca vaccines but they were neither stupid nor ‘political’

ANALYSIS: 12 months on, is Macron winning his ‘war’ on Covid in France?

ANALYSIS: 12 months on, is Macron winning his ‘war’ on Covid in France?

ANALYSIS: Is youth crime in France really ‘out of control’?

ANALYSIS: Is youth crime in France really ‘out of control’?

OPINION: Why French women are sick of the ‘sexy French girl’ cliché

OPINION: Why French women are sick of the ‘sexy French girl’ cliché

OPINION: Want to start a quarrel in France? Mention Islam

OPINION: Want to start a quarrel in France? Mention Islam

IN NUMBERS: Why France needs to drastically speed up its Covid vaccine programme

IN NUMBERS: Why France needs to drastically speed up its Covid vaccine programme

OPINION: Here in rural France we’re a lot more stoic about the curfew than city types

OPINION: Here in rural France we’re a lot more stoic about the curfew than city types

ANALYSIS: Was Macron’s surprise lockdown decision due to fear of Le Pen in the polls?

ANALYSIS: Was Macron’s surprise lockdown decision due to fear of Le Pen in the polls?

OPINION: The terror of French bureaucracy and why it’s good to have a friend at the local Mairie

OPINION: The terror of French bureaucracy and why it’s good to have a friend at the local Mairie

OPINION: Is France’s Covid-19 vaccine programme a disaster? Not any more

OPINION: Is France’s Covid-19 vaccine programme a disaster? Not any more

OPINION: Eurostar is a vital service for both France and the UK and should be saved

OPINION: Eurostar is a vital service for both France and the UK and should be saved

ANALYSIS: Has Macron succeeded in creating an ‘Islam for France’?

ANALYSIS: Has Macron succeeded in creating an ‘Islam for France’?

OPINION: Why arguing over the dinner table is a crucial skill in France

OPINION: Why arguing over the dinner table is a crucial skill in France

ANALYSIS: Are France’s anti-vaxxers the real reason the Covid-19 vaccination rollout is so slow?

ANALYSIS: Are France’s anti-vaxxers the real reason the Covid-19 vaccination rollout is so slow?

OPINION: Cheap French-bashing is an old tune from British press and politicians

OPINION: Cheap French-bashing is an old tune from British press and politicians

ANALYSIS: What is actually contained in France’s new law against Islamic extremism?

ANALYSIS: What is actually contained in France’s new law against Islamic extremism?

ANALYSIS: How did France’s relationship with its own police get so bad?

ANALYSIS: How did France’s relationship with its own police get so bad?

OPINION: Why has France become so devoted to Prophet Mohammed cartoons and where will it end?

OPINION: Why has France become so devoted to Prophet Mohammed cartoons and where will it end?

ANALYSIS: Has France really been ‘deserted’ by the American media over terror attacks?

ANALYSIS: Has France really been ‘deserted’ by the American media over terror attacks?

OPINION: The French interior minister is becoming a danger to Macron and France’s reputation

OPINION: The French interior minister is becoming a danger to Macron and France’s reputation

Why I love the French habits of scolding and complaining

Why I love the French habits of scolding and complaining

OPINION: Please stop saying that French people smell – we do wash every day

OPINION: Please stop saying that French people smell – we do wash every day

OPINION: No, this doesn’t mean France will get a Green president

OPINION: No, this doesn’t mean France will get a Green president

EXPLAINED: Why France’s local elections are likely to be a bad day for Macron

EXPLAINED: Why France’s local elections are likely to be a bad day for Macron

OPINION: Are French police racist? Yes, some of them

OPINION: Are French police racist? Yes, some of them

ANALYSIS: Is France really ‘colour-blind’ or just blind to racism?

ANALYSIS: Is France really ‘colour-blind’ or just blind to racism?

EXPLAINED: Why is France’s 35-hour week such a sacred cow?

EXPLAINED: Why is France’s 35-hour week such a sacred cow?

Why France is planning a massive overhaul of its healthcare system

Why France is planning a massive overhaul of its healthcare system

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How do nurses’ salaries in France compare to the rest of Europe?

ANALYSIS: France enters lockdown again but how did we end up here?

ANALYSIS: France enters lockdown again but how did we end up here?

ANALYSIS: Will France’s Macron share the fate of Ireland’s Varadkar?
FOR MEMBERS

ANALYSIS: Will France’s Macron share the fate of Ireland’s Varadkar?

OPINION: France’s winter of discontent may become a long, troubled and violent spring
FOR MEMBERS

OPINION: France’s winter of discontent may become a long, troubled and violent spring

ANALYSIS: We may be several weeks away from an end to French pension strikes
FOR MEMBERS

ANALYSIS: We may be several weeks away from an end to French pension strikes

ANALYSIS: Pension concessions will not end French strikes, but they could now run out of steam
FOR MEMBERS

ANALYSIS: Pension concessions will not end French strikes, but they could now run out of steam

OPINION: Macron’s pension reforms are justified, but he has failed to persuade France
FOR MEMBERS

OPINION: Macron’s pension reforms are justified, but he has failed to persuade France

ANALYSIS: Will Macron really ‘tremble’ at yellow vest anniversary? I doubt it
FOR MEMBERS

ANALYSIS: Will Macron really ‘tremble’ at yellow vest anniversary? I doubt it

ANALYSIS: Why it might be time to thank the Gilets Jaunes for France’s strong economy
FOR MEMBERS

ANALYSIS: Why it might be time to thank the Gilets Jaunes for France’s strong economy

ANALYSIS: Why do so many French people have a visceral aversion to the Muslim headscarf?
FOR MEMBERS

ANALYSIS: Why do so many French people have a visceral aversion to the Muslim headscarf?

ANALYSIS: Why France’s history means it could be a world leader in medical cannabis

ANALYSIS: Why France’s history means it could be a world leader in medical cannabis

OPINION: French police are not just thugs, they are being placed in an impossible situation
FOR MEMBERS

OPINION: French police are not just thugs, they are being placed in an impossible situation

OPINION: Who’s to blame for Macron’s war of words with the Muslim world?

OPINION: Who’s to blame for Macron’s war of words with the Muslim world?

ANALYSIS: What you need to know to understand why pension reform spells trouble in France
FOR MEMBERS

ANALYSIS: What you need to know to understand why pension reform spells trouble in France

ANALYSIS: Are traditional French work values on the way out?
FOR MEMBERS

ANALYSIS: Are traditional French work values on the way out?

The underlying problems of the French schools system summed up in one Twitter thread

The underlying problems of the French schools system summed up in one Twitter thread

ANALYSIS: Do French schoolchildren really have too many holidays?

ANALYSIS: Do French schoolchildren really have too many holidays?

FOCUS: Is Airbnb really driving families out of Paris?

FOCUS: Is Airbnb really driving families out of Paris?

What you should know about France’s new online hate speech bill

What you should know about France’s new online hate speech bill

OPINION: Why the French government risks making matters worse with its response to teacher beheading

OPINION: Why the French government risks making matters worse with its response to teacher beheading

ANALYSIS: Why do so many Paris apartment block fires prove fatal?
FOR MEMBERS

ANALYSIS: Why do so many Paris apartment block fires prove fatal?

ANALYSIS: Residents of Paris suburb brace for Olympic village upheaval

ANALYSIS: Residents of Paris suburb brace for Olympic village upheaval

ANALYSIS: Political weakness, not yellow vests, killed off France’s 80km/h limit

ANALYSIS: Political weakness, not yellow vests, killed off France’s 80km/h limit

EU election ANALYSIS: Cut the hysteria, Le Pen is not on her way to French presidency

EU election ANALYSIS: Cut the hysteria, Le Pen is not on her way to French presidency

OPINION: Why the French wine industry could be seriously bad for our health
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OPINION: Why the French wine industry could be seriously bad for our health

OPINION: Why Macron can blame himself if Le Pen triumphs in EU elections

OPINION: Why Macron can blame himself if Le Pen triumphs in EU elections

OPINION: The déja vu of the European election polls masks a dangerous game in French democracy

OPINION: The déja vu of the European election polls masks a dangerous game in French democracy

OPINION: Macronsplaining marathon won’t unify France, but may have swung a Euro election win

OPINION: Macronsplaining marathon won’t unify France, but may have swung a Euro election win

OPINION: Notre-Dame blaze has united France – but not for long

OPINION: Notre-Dame blaze has united France – but not for long

ANALYSIS: Why does France’s interior minister think supermarket ethnic food isles are a threat to the nation?

ANALYSIS: Why does France’s interior minister think supermarket ethnic food isles are a threat to the nation?

OPINION: 10 years after France banned the niqab, French governments are still stigmatising Muslims

OPINION: 10 years after France banned the niqab, French governments are still stigmatising Muslims

OPINION: Macron failed to do a De Gaulle on Britain. But why did he even try?

OPINION: Macron failed to do a De Gaulle on Britain. But why did he even try?

OPINION: Why the yellow vests are accountable for over 100 deaths in France

OPINION: Why the yellow vests are accountable for over 100 deaths in France

ANALYSIS: Brexit vs Gilets Jaunes – is Britain or France in the greater crisis?

ANALYSIS: Brexit vs Gilets Jaunes – is Britain or France in the greater crisis?

ANALYSIS: The burning of the Champs Elysées does not mark a new beginning more like a last hoorah

ANALYSIS: The burning of the Champs Elysées does not mark a new beginning more like a last hoorah

EXPLAINED: The ‘absurd slaughterhouse’ that leaves France with a shortage of doctors

EXPLAINED: The ‘absurd slaughterhouse’ that leaves France with a shortage of doctors

EXPLAINED: Rail services in rural France could soon be derailed

EXPLAINED: Rail services in rural France could soon be derailed

OPINION: Muslim headscarves are legal in France, so why the moral panic about a sports hijab?

OPINION: Muslim headscarves are legal in France, so why the moral panic about a sports hijab?

ANALYSIS: Where does all the hatred towards Jews in France come from?

ANALYSIS: Where does all the hatred towards Jews in France come from?

ANALYSIS: The yellow vests and France’s new wave of anti-Semitism

ANALYSIS: The yellow vests and France’s new wave of anti-Semitism

OPINION: Do the French deserve France?

OPINION: Do the French deserve France?

OPINION: Why Macron’s efforts to calm the rebellion could end in disaster

OPINION: Why Macron’s efforts to calm the rebellion could end in disaster

OPINION: France’s ‘yellow vest’ conflict is heading into calamitous new territory

OPINION: France’s ‘yellow vest’ conflict is heading into calamitous new territory

OPINION: A new tidal wave of disinformation is dividing France and there’s no easy fix

OPINION: A new tidal wave of disinformation is dividing France and there’s no easy fix

OPINION: Make no mistake, raising bilingual kids in France is an intensive daily workout

OPINION: Make no mistake, raising bilingual kids in France is an intensive daily workout

ANALYSIS: Is the gilets jaunes backlash under way in France?

ANALYSIS: Is the gilets jaunes backlash under way in France?

Q&A on France’s yellow vests: Why are they still protesting and who is to blame for the violence?

Q&A on France’s yellow vests: Why are they still protesting and who is to blame for the violence?

ANALYSIS: The yellow rebellion is threatening to engulf France – Macron must act

ANALYSIS: The yellow rebellion is threatening to engulf France – Macron must act

ANALYSIS: The savage violence in Paris was not a protest, it was an insurrection

ANALYSIS: The savage violence in Paris was not a protest, it was an insurrection

OPINION: Why French fishermen SHOULD be allowed to fish in UK waters after Brexit

OPINION: Why French fishermen SHOULD be allowed to fish in UK waters after Brexit

OPINION: Macron beware, France’s ‘yellow vest’ rebels will not retreat easily

OPINION: Macron beware, France’s ‘yellow vest’ rebels will not retreat easily

OPINION: Brexit deal does not deliver on the rights of Britons in Europe

OPINION: Brexit deal does not deliver on the rights of Britons in Europe

OPINION: Macron’s attack on Trump’s nationalism was welcome but may prove unwise

OPINION: Macron’s attack on Trump’s nationalism was welcome but may prove unwise

Why France’s high-vis drivers’ rebellion is about more than just petrol prices

Why France’s high-vis drivers’ rebellion is about more than just petrol prices

OPINION: Blaming the French for Britain’s Brexit mess just won’t wash

OPINION: Blaming the French for Britain’s Brexit mess just won’t wash

OPINION: ‘France should get tough on hunters… but it probably won’t’

OPINION: ‘France should get tough on hunters… but it probably won’t’

ANALYSIS: Is France heading back into lockdown?

ANALYSIS: Is France heading back into lockdown?

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?

OPINION: When France banned the burqa it ‘created a monster’

OPINION: When France banned the burqa it ‘created a monster’

ANALYSIS: The danger is France’s Covid-19 strategy could fail on both counts

ANALYSIS: The danger is France’s Covid-19 strategy could fail on both counts

Power points: What I learned driving 1,777km through France in an electric car

Power points: What I learned driving 1,777km through France in an electric car

ANALYSIS: Will Macron’s €100,000,000,000 rescue plan be enough to save France?

ANALYSIS: Will Macron’s €100,000,000,000 rescue plan be enough to save France?

ANALYSIS: What next for the French regions facing a possible second wave?

ANALYSIS: What next for the French regions facing a possible second wave?

ANALYSIS: Is France heading towards a second wave of coronavirus infections?

ANALYSIS: Is France heading towards a second wave of coronavirus infections?

Coronavirus in France: Is the worst over or is this just a ‘summer break’?

Coronavirus in France: Is the worst over or is this just a ‘summer break’?

EXPLAINED: What the criminal investigation into France’s handling of coronavirus means

EXPLAINED: What the criminal investigation into France’s handling of coronavirus means

WHO interview: ‘If our behaviour returns to normal Europe risks new waves of Covid-19’

WHO interview: ‘If our behaviour returns to normal Europe risks new waves of Covid-19’

OPINION: Macron has been proved right so far – and lucky – on lifting lockdown

OPINION: Macron has been proved right so far – and lucky – on lifting lockdown

ANALYSIS: The nervous wait to see if France got its lockdown strategy right

ANALYSIS: The nervous wait to see if France got its lockdown strategy right

OPINION: Many in France need to stop shouting and acknowledge the government’s successes in fighting coronavirus

OPINION: Many in France need to stop shouting and acknowledge the government’s successes in fighting coronavirus

OPINION: How can we compare France’s coronavirus death toll when countries are playing by different rules?

OPINION: How can we compare France’s coronavirus death toll when countries are playing by different rules?

ANALYSIS: Why coronavirus could cause an outbreak of very nasty politics in France

ANALYSIS: Why coronavirus could cause an outbreak of very nasty politics in France

‘It’s stupid to think expats in France will be better off’

‘It’s stupid to think expats in France will be better off’