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  • Low-tech lawn mower in the Tuileries
    If you haven’t been to Paris in awhile, things have changed
    We go to Paris for a month every year, but even with that frequency we keep being caught unaware of changes in procedures and travel--beginning with the air travel. A year ago and on previous years, economy class seats were never exactly roomy,...
  • Saint-Omer First Folio to be displayed at Globe Theatre
    Saint-Omer First Folio to be displayed at Globe Theatre
    Last November, librarian Rémy Cordonnier discovered a Shakespeare First Folio in the rare book section of the public library in Saint-Omer in the Department Pas-de-Calais in northern France that had been undisturbed for about 200 years. There are...
  • Happy are the Happy
    Review of 'Happy are the Happy' an intellectual view on love
    Love is a complicated and organic thing. It’s constantly changing as you grow and realize you want and need different things. Yasmina Reza addressed the fluidity of love in her new book Happy are the Happy, which was translated from its...
  • The commonly forgotten Rhone Valley
    The commonly forgotten Rhone Valley
    When you think about wine in the country of France you think of Bordeaux, which has been dominating wine around the word since the 12th century . You also think about the region of Burgundy wine, which claims to have the oldest history of wine...
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    Brigitte Bardot under fire again for insulting Muslims
    Considered by many as one of the sexiest actresses in the film industry during the 50s and 60s, the iconic Brigitte Bardot is best known in her later years as one of the most staunch and vocal defenders of her French homeland and also of the more...
  • Kristen Stewart at Paris Fashion Week
    Kristen Stewart looks stunning in Chanel for historic Cesar Awards win
    Kristen Stewart can officially sayau revoirto all those jabs she garnered from her​"Twilight"days. The actress made history on Friday night at the 2015 Cesar Awards in Paris, France when she became the first American actress to take home...
  • Vaison-Romaine
    Vaison-Romaine - time travel in the heart of Provence
    Not far from the famous French wine growing region of Chateauneuf-du-Pape is the fascinating town of Vaison-Romaine. Here, alongside modern buildings, restaurants and shops, you will find some of the best preserved Gallo-Roman ruins in France....
  • The real story behind macarons
    The real story behind macarons
    When many think about macarons French confectionery comes to mind. Those colorful, flavorful delicacies have a little known secret: they originate from Italy. Unless you are an avid fan of the Medici family you probably didn't know that the...
  • Jewish graves desecrated by teens who drew swastikas
    Jewish graves desecrated by Nazi slogans and swastikas in France
    Jewish graves were desecrated in France in a barbaric show of contempt and racism. Some tombs were knocked down while other gravestones were defaced with swastikas as well as with Nazi slogans. Prime MinisterManuel Valls took to social media on...
  • Monopoly money
    Hasbro puts real money in special edition Monopoly sets
    Money may not grow on trees, but apparently in France, it comes in board games.According to CNN, Hasbrois releasing 80 special edition boxes of Monopoly that will contain real money to celebrate the popular board game's 80th anniversary in...
  • Europe breakup accelerates over Greek exit, Ukraine, and split over Russia
    Europe breakup accelerates over Greek exit, Ukraine, and split over Russia
    After the U.S. helped engineer the overthrow of the duly elected Ukrainian government in late 2013, Europe has been ground zero for the proxy war that developed between Washington and Russia. And because of economic sanctions imposed upon them by...
  • "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
    New wave of Beatlemania in France with Beatles CDs, DVD being sold on newsstands
    The French daily newspaper Le Monde is bringing back Beatlemania to France by selling 25 albums and DVDs by the Beatles, one each week, at its newsstands to celebrate the group and its music. The series continues every Thursday through July 9 and...
  • French judge rules that parents cannot name their child Nutella
    French judge rules that parents cannot name their child Nutella
    A French court has ruled that parents cannot name a child anything they like, according to a news article published in the Guardian on January 26, 2014.The parent’s choice of name for their newborn daughter was Nutella. Yes, that Nutella-...
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    Obama's flaccid foreign policy: America's case of Electile Dysfuntion
    EditorialAmerica just felt its national sperm count drop to almost Joni Ernst proportions. Our own Herman Munster of Diplomacy apologized to France via the follicly challenged King of Wuss-Rock James Taylor as he warbled through the almost half...
  • Zemmour/Melenchon debate highlights polarised visions of French society
    Zemmour/Melenchon debate highlights polarised visions of French society
    Less than a month before the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, two of France's most eminent thinkers met in RTL's Paris studios to discuss the present and future of French society. Eric Zemmour, author of Le Suicide Francais ...