It won’t be Paris this year either! Yes indeed, Paris is disappointed. She wasn’t chosen to host the 12 Olympic Games. And yet the capital has a strong enough Olympic tradition.
schedule mic chrome_reader_modeTraduction: La saison de la chasse vient de commencer dans la France Métropolitaine mais aussi dans plusieurs des DOM-TOM, ces départements et territoires d’outre-mer qui sont l’héritage de l’époque coloniale mais qui restent partie intégrante de la France moderne d’aujourd’hui. Rendez-vous donc en Martinique avec le journaliste Alex May. […]
To host the finish of a stage of the Tour de France is an honour without equal for a town and each chosen town organises a large party for everyone.
schedule mic chrome_reader_modeTraduction: Notre siècle a démarré sous le signe de la violence. La liste des pays touchés par des attentats terroristes se prolonge, les autres vivent dans la crainte que ce ne soit bientôt à leur tour. Même s’ils ont la chance de ne pas être frappés directement, les gens […]
Autumn approaches, the days get shorter. So what to do? You find your favorite soap opera. A hilarious report from Stéphane Cosme.
Paris is one of five candidate cities for hosting the 12 Olympic games and many people judge it to be the favorite. The IOC is going to announce its decision on July 7 and excitement’s growing in the capital. Julie Gueury.
In reconstructing a 13th century castle, archeologists are seeking to get an insight into the minds of our ancestors. A guided tour withFlorence Maître.
schedule mic chrome_reader_modeTraduction: Pourquoi les Français ont-ils dit non à la Constitution européenne? Les causes étaient multiples, mais ce qui a réuni les partisans du «Non» a été le désir de défendre un modèle français d’organisation sociale face à une mondialisation jugée trop influencée par le néolibéralisme anglo-saxon. Mais peut-on défendre […]
It could seem a foolish idea to build your own house, if it’s not your trade. And yet it’s an adventure that more and more French people are living.
And yes they do have a taste! All you never really wanted to know about eating snails.
Ayerdhal’s new thriller Transparences is a sizzler. The science fiction author explains what brought him back to earth.
So just what were those capes all about? The futurist dress sense of John Paul II.
The patients can’t cope with the taboos, the hospitals can’t cope with the finances. And it’s nurses who are paying the price, says Anne Perraut Soliveres.
Discrete yet stylish? Flamboyant and exotic? Gardens are an extension of personality and you can meet all sorts at La Foire aux plantes rares ». »
Protestors are on the streets again and the EU is the target.
Are internet pirates killing music it… or freeing it from the clutches of big business?
The tale of France’s Oscar nominee is as moving as the film itself
Why do some politicians fascinate the public and others leave us cold?
The truffle season is in full swing – but you’ll need an expert eye to sift the diamonds from the fakes
In the wake of critical acclaim for their third album Cube, electro rappers Le peuple de l’herbe prepare for a European tour
Lecturers offer free courses to the public in a bid to revolutionise the role of universities
Who wants to live in the countryside? French businesses are in search of foreign buyers.
You don’t have to gargle! The complete guide to tasting wine with elegance and discretion.
0 years after Napoleon was crowned Emperor, the Louvre museum explores the masterpiece that both captured and transformed the event for posterity
Under fire in the Ivory Coast – is the French presence humanitarian aid or neocolonial interference?
The cartoonist Claire Brétécher talks to La Guinguette about her new collection ‘Allergies’
Chirac’s plan for a world poverty tax is applauded, but are we chickening out on the real causes?
Who can beat Ferrari? Meet the Renault team attempting to end Schumacher’s Formula 1 reign.
It don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got that string – why lingerie is such big business.
The French Senate: bastion of power for country bumpkins?
On board with René Moniot-Beaumont for a fascinating tour of French maritime literature.
Don’t be late or you might not get home atall. It’s man against tide on the island of Noirmoutier.
He’s up at two every morning, determined to deliver the best bread in town.
A new look for French stamps and she’s still as young as ever. Marianne and the eternal youth of the French Republic.
Find out why the crowds just keep on growing for the 21st century town crier.
Did she really deserve that? How Marie-Antoinette became the victim of Revolutionary fantasy.
New laws to protect homosexuals from agression – but the French government baulks at allowing gay marriage.
Alive and kicking in the 21st century. How French Trade Unions have survived in the liberal era.
Fancy a bottle of Madeira dated 1789? Head for a wine auction, but be prepared to dig deep into your pockets.
A source of security or a threat to identity? France’s role in the new Europe of 25 nations.
Guaranteed to make your mouth water. Étienne Boissy «meilleur ouvrier de France» on the art of serving cheese.
Shoemakers to the glamorous for more than a century. «La maison Massaro» is the subject of a stunning retrospective at the International Shoe Museum in Romans.
It’s no easy job translating Booker prize winning author A. S. Byatt into French, but you certainly learn a thing or two. Byatt and translator Jean-Louis Chevalier go head to head to discuss their differences.
French farmers’ leader Gérard Boinon on why Genetically Modified crops are the final straw.
Olive trees can survive forest fires, but can regional languages survive the modern era? Militants from Provence believe so.
He considered himself the greatest painter of his generation, yet Cézanne didn’t finish a single picture during the last decade of his life. Jean-Claude Lebensztejn explains why.
A luxurious new edition is a must buy for fans of the Maigret author.
Why France is right to ban Islamic headscarves from school. French feminists stick up for a controversial law.
Everyone claims to be a loser in the world of French horse racing… but they all love it anyway.
With nuclear energy out of fashion, France turns to windpower in the battle to control global warming.