France

Vraiment? 4 Unexpected Reasons To Startup In Paris

Where should you open your startup? One surprising destination to consider is Paris -- after all, investment in local ventures is likely to surpass London's capital haul now that the UK is leaving the EU and France's new government is embracing it.<p>About three years ago, I thought it would be fun to …

Marine Le Pen

Former Paris stock exchange to be reborn as major new art museum

François Pinault, the billionaire luxury brand owner, will convert the 19th century Bourse de commerce into art museum with architect Tadao Ando<p>It is the latest chapter in the art-world rivalry of two of France’s richest businessmen: a saga of momentous contemporary art collections and a quest by …

Museums

The Stages of the 2017 Tour de France

Overall, this is one of the most wide-open Tour de France routes we’ve seen in decades—here's what makes it so (and what we can expect)<p>When the route of the 2017 Tour de France was unveiled last October, it was immediately clear that the Tour’s organizers did their best to create a course that …

Cycling

The 38 Essential Paris Restaurants - Eater

Over the last 10 years, Paris has boldly reclaimed its title as the best food city in Europe. The French capital is bustling with a brilliant constellation of new restaurants by talented young chefs from all over the world, plus an inventive and diverse array of casual dining options. There's also …

Restaurants

The World Is Even Less Stable Than It Looks

Chaos is spreading – and that’s even before getting to America’s lack of competent leadership.<p>I’m normally leery of the pervasive threat inflation …

Charles de Gaulle

EU approves French aid for Paris airport express rail link

The European Commission said on Monday it had approved French support for the construction of a 1.32 billion euros ($1.48 billion) express railway line between Paris and Charles de Gaulle airport.<p>France plans to grant state aid to a joint venture between SNCF Reseau and Aeroports de Paris, which …

Charles de Gaulle

Recent European movements are working to get rid of the left – Corbyn should beware their underhanded tactics

An old Chinese curse is “May you live in interesting times!” – interesting times are the times of troubles, confusion and suffering. And it seems …

Marine Le Pen

One year after the Brexit vote, Britain’s relationship with the E.U. is unlikely to change much. Here’s why.

It has been a year since the Brexit referendum. Negotiations between Britain and Europe have now begun and will continue for most of the next decade. As a matter of formal international law, we do not know whether Britain will remain in the European Union, become an associate member, achieve a …

Brexit

The Age of Macron: Why the real fight for France’s economic future begins now

For much of the world, the French elections are over. New globalist teen idol Emmanuel Macron won the presidential race, and his upstart centrist party has secured a massive majority in the country’s legislature.<p>The world is once again safe for democracy (for now). The tide of populism seems to be …

Marine Le Pen

These stunning pictures tell the story of the world’s most glamorous swimming pool

The Hôtel du Cap’s sexy swimmers are pure summer<p>“On the pleasant shore of the French Riviera, about half way between Marseilles and the Italian …

French Riviera

MUST-EAT in Paris: steak Le Relais de l'Entrecote

Not one to avoid controversy, Anastasia believes she has found the best steak in Paris. Curious? Read on for the …

What to Do in Paris’s Marais Neighborhood

In the 1300’s, King Charles V held court in Paris’s Marais neighborhood, where for the next three centuries French nobility built ornate limestone …

Paris

Paris Hosts International Piano Festival For Outstanding Amateurs

Wedging hours of practice into the demands of careers as doctors, lawyers or office workers, participants reach virtuosic heights.

Paris

Macron and Schwarzenegger throw shade at Donald Trump in new climate video

Donald Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” has become infamous – as it casually writes off the other 7.17 billion or so people that …

Donald Trump

Italian police use tear gas on migrants trying to enter France

VENTIMIGLIA, ITALY (Reuters) - Italian police used tear gas on a group of some 400 mainly African migrants who marched towards the French border from the northern town of Ventimiglia in the early hours of Monday.<p>The group, most of whom are believed to be from Sudan, said they were fed-up with being …

Refugees

This French Cheese Is The Latest Endangered Species

Epicurean Francophiles may want to start stockpiling a certain French cheese. Bloomberg reports that government regulation is forcing Camembert to head the way of the dodo.<p>Because of France's stringent food-related rules — like how Champagne is really only Champagne if it comes from a specific …

Endangered Species

Nacer Bouhanni headlines Cofidis nine for Tour de France

Cofidis unveiled their Tour de France nine on Monday with sprinter Nacer Bouhanni naturally headlining the roster in the hope he can finally strike …

Cycling

Movistar coach: Quintana at his best yet

FLORENCE, Italy (VN) — Colombian Nairo Quintana, twice second and once third behind Chris Froome at the Tour de France, is recording his best …

Côte d'Azur

France to Ban All New Development of Shale Oil and Gas

There is a growing feeling within European capitals that a quiet, but deeply positive, revolution is happening under Emmanuel Macron in …

Oil

Uber’s Complicit Board

<b>by Jean-Louis Gassée</b><p><i>Blaming the Uber calamity on the recently deposed CEO Travis Kalanick is convenient, but let’s not forget the less visible but</i> …

Charles de Gaulle

Marketing Too Well: Understanding the Marketing Hype

Paris is a beautiful city . . . so I’ve been told.<p>From books and films, to history and fine art, to fashion shoots and wine, the story of Paris to …

Charles de Gaulle

Pigalle, Ill-Studio and Nike have redesigned the Paris Duperré basketball court

French design and photography agency Ill-Studio and fashion brand Pigalle have redesigned and repainted the Paris Duperré basketball court, with …

Paris

One of the world’s most treasured cheeses is on the verge of extinction

Creamy and funky, Camembert is one of the world’s great cheeses. It’s the second-most-popular cheese in its homeland of France, where it’s been …

Canadian News

[Update: Now available in France and Germany] Google Wifi may be coming to France on Monday

• Update 1: 2017/06/26 9:03am PDT The teaser was accurate, and Google Wifi is now up for purchase at both the German and French Google Store. Right now …

Google WiFi

Critics tear into Oliver Stone’s ‘The Putin Interviews’ as documentary airs in France

Beginning on Monday, French TV will broadcast Oliver Stone’s conversations with Vladimir Putin. In line with their American peers, parts of the French media are blasting the director for letting the Russian president voice his opinions unchallenged.<p>A dubbed version of the four one-hour-long …

Marine Le Pen

France to make public spending cuts as 2017 deficit to exceed 3 percent: finance minister

PARIS (Reuters) - France will make new public spending cuts across the board to meet the 3 percent EU deficit target in 2017, its finance minister said on Monday, after broadcaster TF1 cited national audit officials as saying it would overshoot estimates.<p>Former President Francois Hollande's …

Greece

These are the days to avoid driving on roads in France this summer

Hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers drive through France each summer which means traffic jams and clogged motorways are often unavoidable.<p>But …

European News

How Jeff Koons' gift to Paris is riddled with problems

It was announced in November with fanfare. Jeff Koons would donate a monumental sculpture, a hand holding a bouquet of balloon tulips, to the city of …

Paris

French Visa and Residence Permit Application Processs

If you're American and want to live in France for an extended period of time, you need a <i>visa de long séjour</i> before you go and a <i>carte de séjour</i> once …

Immigration

Tour de France iCal

Here’s a downloadable calendar of the Tour de France for your electronic diary or smartphone with brief details of each stage.<p>The format proves very …

Tour de France