Napoléon’s marriage certificate fetches €437,000 at Paris auctionThe marriage certificate sealing the union between one of history’s favourite lovebirds, Napoléon and Joséphine, has been sold at a Paris auction for a massive €437,000, more than...
French buildings fling open doors for ‘heritage days’In what has become a popular annual tradition in France, millions of people across the country are getting a rare glimpse inside historic monuments, government buildings and other...
Jean Paul Gaultier to stop making prêt-à-porterJean Paul Gaultier, showman of Paris fashion, is to bow out of ready-to-wear later this month after nearly 40 years of over-the-top, sometimes provocative collections.
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Curtain falls on Jay-Z and Beyoncé mega-tour in ParisAmerican R&B and rap stars Beyoncé and Jay-Z are closing their colossal and highly lucrative “On the Run” tour with two shows in France’s biggest concert venue.
Documenting Central African Republic's descent into chaosWhen sectarian violence thrust the Central African Republic into the spotlight at the end of last year, there were relatively few journalists on hand to document what was to become...
Le 'Off' de Perpignan: new perspectives from the fringeFor two weeks, photography fills the streets of Perpignan and takes pride of place inside cafés, shops and hairdressers. Alongside the official selection, the "Off" or fr...
Visa pour L'image: Unseen VenezuelaAn urban legend and a criminal underworld: photojournalists Sebastián Liste and Jorge Silva both shine a light on the shadier corners of Venezuelan society.
American comedian Joan Rivers dies aged 81Joan Rivers, the pioneering comedian known for her acerbic wit, classic put-downs and for asking “Can we talk?,” died on Thursday at the age of 81 in a New York hospital a week aft...
Could France sell the Mona Lisa to pay off its debts?France is in debt to the tune of 2,000 billion euros. Could selling off the country’s art make a dent in that figure?
Netflix to woo French with ‘House of Cards’ set in MarseilleNetflix, the US online video streaming giant, has announced it will produce a French-style “House of Cards” series as it prepares to launch in France in September.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie say ‘I do’ in FranceIt appears that Hollywood actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have finally tied the knot, after marrying on Saturday at their wine estate in the south of France, a spokesman for th...
‘Modern Family’ and 'Breaking Bad' win big at Emmy Awards“Modern Family” won a record-tying fifth best comedy series Emmy Award and a dominant “Breaking Bad” captured the top drama award and a trio of acting honors in Monday’s ceremony.