Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE INTERVIEW

Libyan PM: 'We need UN's support to hold vote'

Read more

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Dubai: Taking a dip into the Emirate's underwater world

Read more

ENCORE!

Film show: 'Valerian', 'A Violent Life' and 'Belle de Jour'

Read more

FOCUS

The limits of affirmative action in Brazil

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Rival Libyan leaders back ceasefire, elections

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Western men 'less fertile' due to modern living, scientists warn

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

A 'crazy gamble': Luc Besson's €197m blockbuster 'Valerian' hits French cinemas

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

New KitKat factory to cater for exotic flavours

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

John McCain's healthcare vote backlash

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

An overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday live at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2010-03-30

Heist of the century in Paris?

France Soir leads with the enormous robbery on Paris’s Avenue de l’Opéra, where up to 200 safes in a Crédit Lyonnais bank were emptied. Elsewhere in the papers, there is a lot of analysis of Nicolas Sarkozy’s trip to New York and Washington. These and other stories in today’s French press review. TUESDAY, 30th MARCH, 2010

Le Parisien leads with a controversy surrounding a government trip to Martinique, a French overseas territory. Alain Joyandet and three colleagues flew to the island on a private jet recently, at a cost of €116,500 for the taxpayer. This breaks down to €30,000 per person when an Air France business class return ticket costs €4,000.
 
France Soir meanwhile leads with the “heist of the century”. A Crédit Lyonnais bank on Avenue de l’Opéra in Paris was broken into with the robbers gaining access to the building from the basement. Between 150 and 200 safes were emptied. The paper compares it to the Spaggiari heist in Nice in 1976 where the criminals got into a bank through the sewers.
 
Le Monde and Libération provide analysis of relations between Nicolas Sarkozy and Barack Obama in advance of tonight’s dinner between the heads of state at the White House.
 
Other stories in today’s French papers:
 
Libération: French company Lagardère faces internal take over.
 
Le Figaro: A New York restaurant that resembles the stock exchange

By James CREEDON

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2017-07-26 healthcare reform

Western men 'less fertile' due to modern living, scientists warn

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Wednesday, July 26: We take a look at reactions after Senate Republicans finally push through a vote on discussing Trumpcare. Also, Hezbollah says it has...

Read more

2017-07-26 Emmanuel Macron

A 'crazy gamble': Luc Besson's €197m blockbuster 'Valerian' hits French cinemas

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Wednesday, July 26: The papers review Emmanuel Macron's success with key Libyan leaders after a fruitful Paris meeting. Also, commemorations take place for...

Read more

2017-07-25 Jared Kushner

'Sleep tight beautiful boy': Charlie Gard's parents to take him off life support

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Tuesday, July 25: We take a look at reactions after Jared Kushner's appearance before the US Senate yesterday. Elsewhere, the Indian and Chinese press mount...

Read more

2017-07-25 France

Building walls: French protesters block access to hotel migrant shelter

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Tuesday, July 25: We look at Emmanuel Macron's meeting with two key Libyan leaders outside Paris and the implications for France. The papers are also...

Read more

2017-07-24 Jerusalem

Man vs Shark: Michael Phelps loses 'race' to great white

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Monday, July 24: We look at reactions to the ongoing security conflict at the al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem. In Turkey, 17 journalists go on trial for...

Read more