Paris

Paris is a well-organised and pleasant city for ex-pats. Accommodation is reasonably priced and relatively easy to find, public transport is cheap, plentiful and efficient, parking is well organized, the French are polite and helpful, and food shopping, thanks to the variety on offer, is a pleasure....

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Eiffel Tower to install anti-terror screen

Paris landmark to be encased in bullet-proof glass. Plans to build a bullet-proof glass enclosure around the northern and southern base of the Eiffel Tower have been announced by the Paris mayor's...
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Paris Batcalan reopens after 2015 attacks

Sting to perform at the renovated Bataclan venue in Paris. The Bataclan concert venue in which 89 people were killed by Isis militants in November 2015 will reopen with a concert by British singer...
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Street art museum opens in Paris

Art 42 collection is France's first street art museum. Paris now has a museum dedicated to street art, featuring 150 works from more than 50 of the best known artists associated with the street art...
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Drop in visitors to Eiffel Tower after Paris attacks

Major tourist attraction sees fall-off in visitor numbers since November. The Eiffel Tower in Paris saw a sharp drop in visitors in the weeks after the deadly 13 November terrorist attacks in the F...
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Paris remembers Edith Piaf

Paris celebrates centenary since Piaf's birth. Paris marks the centenary of Edith Piaf's birth on 19 December, with a series of events celebrating the French singer continuing into the new year....
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French railways to offer low fares

SNCF extends low-cost services French railways, SNCF, is rolling out cheap fares at €10 a journey to another eight cities on its OuiGo services and adding 46 destinations at €5 to its low...
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Frank Gehry's Louis Vuitton museum opens

The new museum designed by Frank Gehry for the Fondation Louis Vuitton art collection opened in Paris on Monday 27 Oct. The inauguration comes just a few days after the reopening of the Picasso Mus...
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Plans for Paris museums to open all week

Top museums in Paris could attract more visitors The French culture minister has put forward plans for three top museums in Paris to stay open all week as from 2015. If the Louvre, Versailles Pa...
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French airspace hit by controllers strike

A six-day strike by air traffic controllers in France is hitting flights to French airports as well as those to southern destinations using French air space, such as those to Italy and north Africa....
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French rail strike

As the French rail strike goes into its seventh day on Tuesday 17 June only about a quarter of the trains were running in the Paris region, with many international connections to Spain, Switzerland an...
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Paris garbage strike to spread

The protest by rubbish collectors in Paris, which started on 12 May at the Eiffel Tower, is the start of a nation-wide protest by municipal refuse disposal workers. The General Confederation of Lab...
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Paris votes in first woman mayor

Socialist Anne Hidalgo became the first woman mayor of Paris in a run-off election against Nathalie Krosciusko-Morizet in the municipal elections across France on Sunday 30 March. Despite the low t...
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Women race for Paris

With only a week before the municipal elections in France two women are battling it out to become the next mayor of the capital. The present socialist deputy mayor Anna Hidalgo is standing against Nat...
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New low-cost ferry offers from France to UK

New low-cost ferry services are to start between Le Havre and Portsmouth four times a week on 25 March. The service, to be run by Brittany Ferries, will cost €96 one-way for two passengers plu...
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Air France pilots to strike

Air France pilots are threatening a strike from 22-25 February – a school holiday period – in protest against possible transfer of pilots to the low-cost company Transavia. The pilots&r...
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Too little help for women from help lines

On the international day to eliminate violence against women an association to help women who are victims of abuse in France reported the lack of adequate assistance from help lines. Paroles de Femme...
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No safe haven for drug addicts in Paris

Plans for a safe facilty for drug addicts in Paris have been set back by a Conseil d'Etat decision that it would be illegal under a 1970 law banning the use of hard drugs. The city will now have to sh...
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France issues new driving licences

France is now issuing new driving licences in line with the standard EU plastic cards to replace the old and less secure paper model. All applications for driving licences from 16 September will ha...
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Fewer deaths on French motorways

Deaths on French motorways in 2012 fell by more than 25 per cent according to a report by the Association des Sociétés Françaises d’Autoroutes (ASFA), accounting for 143 of...
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Making Paris more friendly

Paris has launched an initiative to make life more welcoming for the 29 million tourists that visit the city each year. To counter the image that Parisians are unfriendly and unhelpful the regional...