The Ritz Paris is back: From Chanel's spy to Hemingway's 'liberation'Coco Chanel lived there, Princess Diana spent her last night there and Ernest Hemingway led its liberation from the Nazis – the Ritz Hotel in Paris, which reopened its doors…
Paris Ritz hotel reopens after four-year renovationThe iconic Paris Ritz hotel will re-open its palatial doors to guests Monday after nearly four years of renovations and a major fire.
Tourists shut out of museums, but Paris retains its charmIt’s a day when tourists would ordinarily be found wending their way round the forecourt of the Orsay Museum awaiting entry to one of Paris’s landmark galleries, but this Sunday…
Louvre museum closes to evacuate stored art as floodwaters riseThe Louvre museum in flood-hit Paris said it would close on Friday to evacuate artworks held in its underground reserves as the River Seine began to burst its banks.
In The Papers
IN THE FRENCH PAPERS
If things weren't bad enough, it's raining cats and dogs!FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 01.06.16: Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron is back in the spotlight - this time over his taxes. A tax audit has determined that he needs to pay the…
Paris launches drive to lure visitors as tourism plummetsParis launched a major drive to attract tourists to the city on Monday following an alarming drop in visitor numbers after the November 2015 Paris attacks, compounded by a wave…
Tunisia steps up security measures to reassure touristsIn Tunisia, the tourist season is just beginning. Since last year's deadly terror attacks on the Bardo museum in Tunis and a hotel in Sousse, which targeted tourists, the sector…
IN THE FRENCH PAPERS
Missing AirEgypt flight: Radio SilenceFRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 20.05.16: French papers focus on the missing EgyptAir jet. For now, there are more questions than answers. If the terrorist hypothesis is confirmed, this…
In pictures: World’s biggest liner bids ‘adieu’ to French shipyardThe largest cruise ship ever built, the Harmony of the Seas, was due for delivery Thursday at the Saint-Nazaire shipyard in western France where it was constructed.
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Cubans welcome first US cruise ship in decadesCubans on Monday cheered and waved Cuban and American flags as the first US cruise ship in decades docked in Havana.
MIDDLE EAST MATTERS
Syria: Refugees recount life under IS groupIn this week’s edition: The fight continues to oust Islamic State group jihadists from the Syrian city of Raqqa, the group’s de facto capital. We meet some of the people who have…
Ivory Coast resort struggles after terror attackOn March 13, 2016, jihadist gunmen killed 19 people at Ivory Coast’s popular Grand Bassam beach resort. Since the attack, the flow of tourists to the UNESCO world heritage site…