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Cash-in, Keep Track of Chris the Cuckoo (now Back in Europe this Spring)

Cash-in, Keep Track of Chris the Cuckoo (now Back in Europe this Spring)

In France le coucou — the herald of Spring — is closely associated with the feast of St. Benedict, Annunciation Day, coins jingling (or not) in your pocket and a happy marriage! Wondering how to join those dots …? Well for one and for good measure, readers can satellite track M. Coucou — or rather […]

Chocolate with a Saint Valentine’s Passion

Chocolate with a Saint Valentine’s Passion

Everyone knows the French sustain an ongoing and passionate love affair with chocolate especially, it would seem when it’s a little risqué. (Read more online) So…

No Hay? Let Them Eat Carrots

No Hay? Let Them Eat Carrots

If your milk (or your beef) comes from cows pastured in Perigord you may soon find it has a slight sweet and minty aromatic whiff…

46% of Communes in Flood Risk Zones

46% of Communes in Flood Risk Zones

A year after Storm Xynthia caused 53 deaths and 1.5 billion euros damage, much of it in Charente-Maritime, towns along both the Atlantic and Mediterranean…

Turn Off The Lights

Turn Off The Lights

When Martine Passerieu, a single woman living alone in a small house in Bruguière (near Toulouse) opened her morning post over breakfast recently, she nearly…

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Christmas Holidays Start in Driving Snow

Christmas Holidays Start in Driving Snow

As Christmas school holidays began and the country hit the highways to spend Christmas with friends and families,…

Snow Chokes Paris: Live Traffic Information for All France

Live Traffic Information Centre France Whole Weather Summary National Road Information Bulletin for December 9, 2010 at 08:00…

Good-bye Lawn – Drought Hits 32 Areas

Good-bye Lawn – Drought Hits 32 Areas

Despite flash floods, a very wet late winter and early Spring, water is now officially in short supply…

25 Dead in Mid-Summer Flash Flood

25 Dead in Mid-Summer Flash Flood

The killer flash flood which struck the Var mid-June has left at least 25 people dead, with 13…

Cleaning Up Xynthia Proves a Can of Worms

Cleaning Up Xynthia Proves a Can of Worms

Nearly two months after Storm Xynthia killed 53 and wreaked havoc across swathes of Western France and towns…

European Airspace Closed to Traffic

European Airspace Closed to Traffic UPDATE: Air traffic across most of northern Europe remained grounded over the weekend…

51 Die as Storm Xynthia Hammers France

51 Die as Storm Xynthia Hammers France

Worst storm for decade leaves 51 dead and 8 missing along West coast and interrupts power supplies to…