Power cuts hit 60,000 French homes after winter stormsFourteen departments in southwestern France, the Alps region and the Mediterranean island of Corsica were on alert Saturday following gale-force winds and flooding that cut off electricity in 60,000 homes, killed one person and injured five others.
French PM calls for travel plan to avert Christmas chaosFrance's Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has urged the national rail company SNCF to make contingency plans for the festive season, as pension reform strikes that have crippled the public transport system entered their 10th day on Saturday.
Why fighting 'franglais' is not just a war on wordsThe Académie française, custodian of the French language, recently called out French officialdom for its overuse of “franglais”, warning it could endanger the language's very existence. This might appear a trifle dramatic in such a globalised world, but as a member of the Académie tells us there’s much more than vocabulary at Read More
Our pick of the best Christmas markets in FranceGermany may be the home of Christmas markets, but France has seen an upsurge in festive markets in the last decade and can now boast some pretty impressive offerings of its own - here is our pick of the eleven best.
The magic of Christmas in ParisDuring the Christmas season, Paris puts on a show. The whole city is immersed in a warm and magical atmosphere. The Christmas market at the Tuileries Gardens delights locals and tourists alike. Meanwhile, the Printemps department store shows off the handmade puppets in its shopfront windows. The festive season is also about Read More