France

Two Months In Paris, Tips From an Eight Week Tourist

Jemma Pietrus | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jemma Pietrus

Though I am still far from a local Parisienne gal - my lack of sophistication, coordination and inability to nail 'Ooh La La', are three of many things letting me down - after eight weeks of traversing the city as a tourist, I did get to know Paris beyond the normal check-list.

Why Bail-out Is Not a Victory for Either Greece or Eurozone

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

For the time being the deal prevented Greece's exit from eurozone and endorsed the notion of a united European entity. But how long this can be sustained is a question that even the strongest empathisers of a collective European reality would want to conveniently skip.

I Came Here an Immigrant - I'm an Expat Now! (Or, Why Foreigners Are Better Placed to Live the British Dream Than You)

Shihab S Joi | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK
Shihab S Joi

There's no such thing as the British Dream, of course. Once you've ruled the world only to lose the lot, there's not really anywhere to go from there,...

Horrendous Reaction To Tragic Death Of Channel Tunnel Migrant Will Make You Despair

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK

The death of a migrant desperately trying to reach Britain on a freight train in the Channel Tunnel left many horrified yesterday - but the tragedy of...

VOILA! - 10 Things You Need To Know About Cannes

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmine Dotiwala

I needed a short trip away, with lots of hot sunshine, sea, sand, and fabulosity. Searching the usual travel sites I finally settled on Cannes. I've only ever frequently Cannes for MTV Movie work so usually fly in, hotel, shoot, party, no sleep, start all over again schedule for a few days, before returning to London like a flogged horse.

Man Decapitated In Suspected Islamic Attack In Grenoble, France

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK

A man has been decapitated at a factory in the French town of Saint-Quentin-Fallavier between Lyon and Grenoble, according to reports. Explosions w...

Planet Appetite: Normandy for the Weekend - Deauville and Trouville

Rupert Parker | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

The twin Norman towns of Deauville and Trouville make an attractive weekend destination, ideal for exploring this part of Normandy and a new flight makes them easily accessible from London.

Planet Appetite: Rouen, France - More Than Just Joan of Arc

Rupert Parker | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Rouen has always been notorious for the English burning Joan of Arc but a new museum telling her story and a huge Panorama depicting ancient Rome, along with exciting restaurants, means that no trip to the North of France is complete without a visit.

This Is The 'Catastrophic' Situation Facing Migrants In Calais

PA | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK

The huge mass of migrants in Calais has reached a "catastrophic" level as aid workers call for Britain to help ease the burden on France. Not enoug...

Provence: Driving into the Absurd

Pia Ghosh Roy | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Pia Ghosh Roy

Life is better when it isn't chased. People in these little villages in the Luberon - the hilly middle of Provence - get that. The locals look like tourists even as they go about the business of making a living, earning their bread and butter.

Love Can Break a Bridge...

Caragh Little | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

The Pont des Arts, the centre of this trend in Paris, was beginning to collapse beneath the weight of the thousands of public declarations of affection. Municipal Paris workers have descended with bolt-cutters to peel away the padlocks.

Moving Pictures Show D-Day Commemorations In Normandy 71 Years On

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK

There were moving scenes today as veterans remembered those who died in the Normandy landings nearly 71 years ago. Wreaths were laid at Colleville-...

These Incredible D-Day Landing Site Pictures Bring The Past And Present Together

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK

As the world marks 71 years since the launch of the D-Day mission which ultimately led to victory over Nazi Germany during World War Two, these before...

Missed Cannes? Put These Other Fabulous French Film Festivals in Your Diary

Samantha Wills | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Samantha Wills

Out-priced in Cannes? No room at the inn? Or, couldn't get there in time? Well, Cannes isn't the only star-studded film festival taking place in France this year! Here are some of the other great festivals of cinema that France has to offer for cinephiles, culture vultures and star-spotters - in some truly beautiful destinations.

Watch The Moment Metal Slab Falls And Strikes Crowd At French Open Tennis Match

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK

The moment a large metal panel collapsed and struck spectators at one of the world's most fiercely contested tennis championships has been captured on...

France Just Set A Shining Example Of How Not To Waste Food

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

France has made it illegal for big supermarkets to throw away edible food, in a bold move designed to reduce the country's chronic food waste. A se...

Dunkirk 'Little Ships' Arrive In France For 75th Anniversary

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK

A fleet of "little ships" arrived in Dunkirk on Thursday after crossing the Channel in honour of the historic retreat 75 years ago during the Second W...

The Success of COP21 Also Depends on Businesses

Christiana Figueres | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
Christiana Figueres

This week, major business leaders will gather in Paris for the Business and Climate Summit. This meeting is being held around six months before the Paris Climate Conference, COP21, the aim of which is well known: to reach a universal agreement limiting the rise in global average temperature to 2°C or 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

French Far-Right Founder's Bitter Response To Daughter He's 'Ashamed' Of

The Huffington Post/AP | Steven Hopkins | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK

Former French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen was suspended Monday from the party he founded - and then immediately tried to severe all ties with t...

French Muslim Teenager Banned From School For Wearing A Skirt

The Huffington Post UK | Alice Johnston | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A Muslim teenager wearing a black skirt was sent home from her school in France after being told she was violating the country's policy on secular clo...

The Real Reason Labour Won't Do a Deal With the SNP

Mark Flanagan | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Flanagan

Ed Miliband has made it clear, on numerous occasions, he won't get into bed with Nicola Sturgeon. In fact some of his most passionate responses have come when dealing with this question. We now know Russell Brand has more chance of securing a cabinet position as there is clearly a very good chance he and Ed have at least shared a bed.

The Simplest Things in Life Are the Best (Especially When Accompanied by Tart and Wine!)

Anna Fraser | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Fraser

It is 9pm and the holiday house that we are staying in rural France has retired for the day; the garden cleared of toys, bikes, and all signs of long lazy lunching (which always merges in to dinnering) has been washed-up and put away, until the next day.

Eiffel Tower Opening Date Commemorated By Google Doodle

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK

Tuesday marks the 126th anniversary of the day the Eiffel Tower opened to the public in Paris. The event is being marked by a Google Doodle, with ...

Eiffel Tower Opening Date Commemorated By Google Doodle

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK

Tuesday marks the 126th anniversary of the day the Eiffel Tower opened to the public in Paris. The event is being marked by a Google Doodle, with ...

Cruelty Charges Long Overdue for Foie Gras Farmers

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

A dying breed of self-proclaimed 'foodie' still shamelessly defends its obsession with this torture in a tin, no matter how many videos surface showing ducks and geese in abject misery. But the future for foie gras producers and aficionados is bleak. Even the French, a nation once synonymous with the cruel foodstuff, are turning their backs on foie gras.