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Paris Mayor Takes Back Seine banks

Bertrand Delanoë the Socialist Mayor of Paris, plans to “take back the banks” of the River Seine closing them to traffic by summer 2012. Unveiling his plans Delanoë says the pedestrianised zone will help return the capital to its residents. Paris papers quickly filled up with drawings and pictures of how the 40 million euro […]

Beating Breasts Burning Implants

Beating Breasts and Burning Implants Breast implant workers at the bankrupt Poly Implant Prothèse factory in La Seyne-sur-Mer on the Mediterranean are stocking up on Molotov cocktails and threatening a bonfire of silicone gel-filled implants. The 120 workers laid off want a state guarantee for their severance pay. At end March a Toulon judge ordered […]

CityJet to be First Low Cost Service to Brive

CityJet to be First Low Cost Service to Brive

City Jet, an Irish-registered, Air France KLM group airline will launch a 3 flight-a-week route to London City Airport from June 25, 2010, Brive airport executive Jean-Claude Requier has confirmed. The initial schedule provides for a 95-seater AVRO RJ 85 connection on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The first outward-bound flight departs Fridays at 14.35 arriving […]

Calling Toulouse Wine Lovers

Calling Toulouse Wine Lovers

If you are a wine connoisseur, live near Toulouse and want some of Aurélie Balaran’s Chateau L’Enclos des Roses wine, get moving.

The Rich Get Richer

The Rich Get Richer

The number of very wealthy households in France increased between 2004 and 2007, says Insee, the French statistics institute.

Obama Twitter Hacker Caught

Obama Twitter Hacker Caught

A Frenchman who allegedly hacked high-profile Twitter accounts, including that of US President Barack Obama, has been arrested.

EU Carbon Tariff Scheme Hits Buffers?

EU Carbon Tariff Scheme Hits Buffers?

A Le Monde report suggests plans for an EU carbon tariff scheme may have hit the buffers amid signs that the climate change industry is in disarray.

Paris Homes to Get Geothermal Heating

Paris Homes to Get Geothermal Heating

Paris is going geothermal (at least some parts are), as a 31 million euro scheme is launched to heat 12,000 residential apartments and buildings in the capital’s 19th arrondissement.     Using the Earth as a Free Heat Source The project is due to come on stream by 2011, and will provide 54% of the […]

Fraud hits auto-entrepreneur scheme

Fraud hits auto-entrepreneur scheme

The runaway success of the auto-entrepreneur scheme has brought signs of growing fraud. A clampdown is coming

Brive Airport to Open

Brive Airport to Open

The long-awaited, low-cost Airport at Brive, known as Brive-Vallee de la Dordogne, is officially due to open July 8

200 Million French Speakers

200 Million French Speakers

Two-hundred million people now speak French and numbers are rising says Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF)

Leftist Singing Star Dies

Leftist Singing Star Dies

Left wing French singer, songwriter, composer Jean Ferrat, 79, a life-long Communist Party sympathiser, died March 14 in his mountain village home of Aubenas, in the southern Ardèche.

Who’s (What’s) On Trial Here?

Who’s (What’s) On Trial Here?

There is growing concern (well, in Western democracies, that is) regarding the trial in Holland, of Dutch Politician, Geert Wilders. Why is he on trial? For insulting Islam. Yes, you read that right, he is on trial in Holland, no not Talibanistan, for insulting Islam… So what did he say? Wilders is a Dutch politician […]

Gite Owners: Be(a)ware of Online Travel Review Sites

Gite Owners: Be(a)ware of Online Travel Review Sites

Careless or vindictive remarks by anonymous commenters on TripAdvisor and other similar ratings sites could damage your business. What can you do? Little apparently. The TripAdvisor website insists that all its reviews are ’screened’ for malicious or personal insults.  A spokeswoman said: ‘TripAdvisor is extremely concerned about review accuracy.’ Read the account below (click the […]

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 more than 1 million homes.

Bunch of Grape Fakers

Bunch of Grape Fakers

12 convicted over fraudulent Pinot Noir sales to US.

Julia Child – My Life in France, From Cookery Naivety to Fame

Julia Child – My Life in France, From Cookery Naivety to Fame

She arrived here in 1948 as naive as only a fresh-faced American newly-wed could be. Yet, despite having only a few words of French, plus the fact she couldn’t cook, over the next 15 years Julia Child became an authority on French cuisine. Julia Child – My Life in France She also became the principal author of the […]

Italy to follow France in Burqa Ban?

Italy to follow France in Burqa Ban?

Italy could ban the Burkha if France does.

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