Under a hot sun on the boulevard Montparnasse, with union-run mojito stands and a brass band playing “Hasta Siempre, Comandante”, Paris’s latest anti-reform demo had an air of Havana. But something else, too, evoked Cuba: a decidedly insular feel.
April in Paris. Chestnuts in blossom. And placards in protest all over town. A half-century after May 1968 uprisings, French student unrest is a seasonal classic so ancestral in its rituals as to border on farce. Enter Guevara, the sit-in dog.
With former French president Nicolas Sarkozy in custody for questioning on Tuesday over allegations Gaddafi’s Libya financed his 2007 campaign, FRANCE 24 takes a closer look at the intricate, five-year-long investigation’s key facts and figures.
Former Trump aide Steve Bannon’s shock cameo set the National Front (FN) convention abuzz on Saturday. Leader Marine Le Pen is assured of re-election, running unopposed – if not undisputed. Can Bannon’s pep talk tame the elephants in the room?
A Paris court has cancelled one of Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s most emblematic – and controversial – urban planning measures, the pedestrianisation of the Right Bank in the heart of the French capital. Hidalgo says she will appeal.
France’s disgraced former budget minister Jérôme Cahuzac was back in court Monday, contesting his three-year prison sentence for tax fraud. The mandatory custodial sentence, handed down in 2016, is relatively rare for a convicted French politician.
Every year, more than 80 million visitors make the journey to France, consistently the world’s top tourism destination. FRANCE 24 takes a look at some of the special cultural and sporting highlights that could sweeten the trip in 2018.
French rocker Johnny Hallyday, who died on Wednesday at age 74, spent a six-decade career imparting his love for US pop and rock music. Beyond his original hits, the so-called French Elvis’s repertoire includes hundreds of adapted cover songs.
A trained paramedic suspected of posing as a victim of the November 2015 terrorist attack on the Bataclan in Paris and seeking to collect compensation as a result goes on trial for attempted fraud on Friday in Versailles, near Paris.
For its 300th birthday, The Big Easy is getting a big sister. New Orleans is at last slated to be twinned with its French namesake, Orléans.