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

There’s a scene in the war film The Great Escape, where Gordon Jackson reacts in English to a polite enquiry and the whole game is up, writes Ian Moore. He’s given himself away, self-incrimination.

French village inherits fortune from Austrian who fled Nazis

French village inherits fortune from Austrian who fled Nazis

France passes law to give rural noises and smells protected status

France passes law to give rural noises and smells protected status

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

Ten things to expect if you move to rural France

Ten things to expect if you move to rural 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

McDonald’s opens on French island after five-year legal battle

McDonald’s opens on French island after five-year legal battle

IN PICTURES: Hundreds of tractors roll in to Paris to protest ‘agri bashing’

IN PICTURES: Hundreds of tractors roll in to Paris to protest ‘agri bashing’

Why 1,000 tractors are converging on Paris

Why 1,000 tractors are converging on Paris

Noisy ducks in south west France can keep on quacking, court rules

Noisy ducks in south west France can keep on quacking, court rules

French director Luc Besson taken to court for refusing to allow deer to be shot

French director Luc Besson taken to court for refusing to allow deer to be shot

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