France

France Isn’t The Bastion Of Women’s Rights It Claims To Be.

It is summer in Villejuif, on the southern outskirts of Paris, and a heat wave englobes the city. I am wearing shorts. As I climb up the stairs out of the <i>métro</i> station, a man standing at the foot of the entrance. A gut feeling hits me in the stomach and tells me he is going to say something. I …

Feminism

French descend on London in bid to 'seduce' 250 British firms with post-Brexit future on continent

French politicians and business leaders hosted an event in central London on Friday in an attempt to “seduce” British businesses into relocating to northern France.<p>Hundreds of regional politicians and business leaders from the Hauts-de-France region entertained representatives from more than 250 …

Brexit

French MPs slash wealth tax

French MPs agreed to slash wealth tax on Friday as part of the ongoing debate on next year's budget that saw them introduce a flat tax on unearned …

European News

Memoir of Growing Up Fat Forces France to Look in the Mirror

PARIS — When a fledgling alternative press published Gabrielle Deydier’s plaintive memoir of growing up fat in France, there was little expectation that the book would attract much notice. Frenchwomen are among the thinnest in Europe, high fashion is big business, and obesity isn’t often …

World News

New Eurocamp 2018 Camping Sites

Introducing New Eurocamp Camping Sites For 2018<p>Eurocamp have added two new camping destinations to their Eurocamp 2018 portfolio of camping sites. …

Travel

Kobe Bryant shows off soccer skills while visiting Neymar and PSG

Kobe Bryant, who’s a huge soccer fan and has met several stars already, dropped by the Paris Saint-Germain training center after taking part in a Paris Nike shoot.<p>The five-time champ seemed to really enjoy hanging out with the players. Kobe was all smiles in the videos.<p>Kobe even showed off some of …

News (U.S.)

France Celebrates Milestone of 20,000 Charging Stations

BMW i3, Volkswagen e-Golf, Nissan LEAF and Renault ZOE at fast charging station in France<p>The electric vehicle charging infrastructure in France has …

Electric Vehicles

Oven envy: meet the grand cru of stoves

Deep in the heart of Burgundy, the gastronomic capital of France, Lacanche is still making its cookers by hand<p>about 15 hours ago

News (Ireland)

Is Weinstein scandal a watershed for French women too?

It took the fall of a US movie mogul to breach the culture of silence around sexual assault and harassment in France, but French feminist Caroline De …

Feminism

Ligue 1: Paris Saint-Germain take on bitter foes Marseille; Monaca aim to end lean patch against Caen

<b>Paris:</b> Paris Saint-Germain will unleash star strike duo Neymar and Kylian Mbappe on bitter foes Marseille for the first time this weekend in the …

Soccer

French press review 21 October 2017

Today will see another crucial clash in the struggle for Catalonia, as Spain starts the process of withdrawing the region's autonomy to prepare for …

European News

Kick Back and Relax at the Gorgeous Five Seas Hotel in Cannes

Home » Travel » Kick Back and Relax at the Gorgeous Five Seas Hotel in Cannes<p>Just a few steps away from the sandy beaches of la Croisette and the …

Travel

Musée Yves Saint Laurent, Marrakesh: A Life in Colour

The newly-opened museum is a tribute to the designer and his long-term partner, Pierre Bergé, who aimed to present the YSL displays in Paris and …

'Czech Trump' Andrej Babis expected to sweep general election as voters flock polling stations on final day

<b>Prague:</b> Voters flocked to polling stations on Saturday, the second and final day of a Czech general election expected to sweep into power a …

Elections

Prada Teams With Artist Francesco Vezzoli for Opéra Pompidou Performance

The Centre Pompidou museum in Paris tapped Vezzoli for an original takeover to celebrate its 40th anniversary.<p><b>MILAN —</b> Prada partnered with Italian …

Paris

France pushing for more military technology and signals a shift to militarily support Europe independent of the USA

French ‘Charles De Gaulle’ Nuclear Aircraft Carrier COGwriter The French press reported the following (in French, the first portion is a …

Theology

These Are the Only Airbnbs You Have to Stay in in Biarritz

Charming pied à terre in Biarritz Centre<p>Recently renovated, this quiet and comfortable studio near the Grande Plage is ideal for relaxing after a …

Culture

Nicolas Martin Pre-2017 Les Templiers Interview

<b>Les Templiers</b> introduced <b>Nicolas Martin</b> to the trails and he’s returned the favor by returning to the race for a seventh time this weekend. He’s seen …

Running

Orbiting Jupiter: my week with Emmanuel Macron

Is France’s new president a political miracle, or a mirage that is already fading away? By Emmanuel Carrère<p>The man does not perspire. I discovered that on 12 September, on the island of Saint Martin, a French territory in the Caribbean that had been devastated a few days earlier by Hurricane Irma. …

Long-form Journalism

In France, a 1961 massacre looms large behind a controversial new law

PARIS — It ranks among the bloodiest acts of state repression against peaceful protesters in modern European history, but few remember the horror.<p>On Oct. 17, 1961, in the final months of the Algerian war, thousands of pro-independence Algerian demonstrators marched through the graceful boulevards …

World News

What's Your Strategy When Paris Saint-Germain Completely Distort the League?

On Sunday night, as the clock gets ready to strike 9 p.m. local time, the 22 elected starters of Olympique de Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain will take the field at Stade Velodrome.<p>It will be the 92nd time France's two biggest clubs have played one another, and in many senses, it will be a …

Soccer

Blame the croissant: France hit by butter shortage

Price of butter has risen by 60% in August to €6.7 per kilogram as supplies dwindle.<p>French pastries, and butter, have become so popular abroad that …

Croissant

Yves Saint Laurent Museum Marrakech - Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent

The wait is finally over. The much-anticipated Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech, curated by the late Pierre Bergé, the designer's former partner, …

Yves Saint-Laurent

Having a pet in France Part 1: Going to the vet

Our furry family members deserve quality medical care and I’m happy to report that my experience with French veterinarians has been top notch. Vet …

Pets

Paris Unadorned: Black and White Portraits of the City of Light, 1946

View along Quai du Louvre (today Quai François Mitterrand) down the Seine toward Ponte Des Arts with the Eiffel Tower in<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Ed Clark—Time & …

Paris

75002 : les meilleures adresses déco du 2ème arrondissement parisien !

Avis de mutation dans le centre de Paris ! Le 2ème arrondissement est en train de changer de visage. L’inauguration l’année dernière du Saint Marc, …

Paris

Brexiters trying to 'bluff' UK's readiness for no-deal scenario, says Macron

French president tells EU leaders’ summit that Theresa May has never raised cliff-edge Brexit as an option during any discussions<p>Emmanuel Macron has accused Brexiters of seeking to “bluff” the EU into softening its negotiating stance by championing a no-deal scenario, in a dramatic intervention at …

Brexit

Lumière Festival: Henri-Georges Clouzot, an Appreciation

Nobody is innocent. Nobody is guileless. Nobody is good. Welcome to the seamy, sardonic cinema of French director Henri-Georges Clouzot, whose …

Festivals

23 tweets from @TEN_GOP, the pro-Trump Twitter account actually run by Russians

The account insisted, naturally, that Russia didn’t interfere in the election.<p>“Tennessee GOP,” or @TEN_GOP, was a popular Twitter account claiming to be run by, well, Republicans in Tennessee. Tweeting out a mix of pro-Trump cheerleading, ordinary partisan content, Islamophobia, racism, and …

Politics

Paris wants to regulate Asian bike-share operators

PARIS (Reuters) - Paris does not want Asian bike-sharing operators to burst into the city the way Airbnb and Uber did and plans to introduce regulation to ensure an orderly rollout of new bicycle schemes, a top city official told Reuters.<p>Launched just last week, Hong Kong's Gobee.bike has already …

Cycling