France

A Journey Through the Great Gardens of Europe

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

Pounding the streets of Europe can take its toll on tourists, so if you're looking for a tranquil place to relax, take some time out in green spaces where nature can invigorate the body and the soul. The beautiful parks and gardens of Europe are a great way to mix history and leisure...

British Man Accused Of Killing Children Found Hanged In French Jail

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A British father being held in France following the killing of his two children is believed to have committed suicide. Julian Stevenson was found h...

Drinking In the History of Cognac

Mike Gerrard | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

With several cognac houses right in the town centre, including prestigious names like Rémy Martin, Martell, Baron Otard and the biggest name in the business, Hennessy, it can be hard to know where to begin. The best place, perhaps, is down by the Charente river, where the chateaux of Hennessy and Baron Otard stand side by side.

Player Focus: Cavani vs Falcao - Who Has Settled Better in France?

Ben McAleer | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

The quality of personnel supporting Cavani would certainly have aided his adjustment to Ligue 1, while the lack of such an illustrious supporting cast as that in the French capital may have slowed Falcao's progress of late. Nevertheless, all in all it's been a successful start to life in the Hexagon for the pairing.

Getting a Taste for Cognac in Jarnac

Mike Gerrard | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

The name of its neighbour a few miles away is literally on the lips of spirits drinkers around the world, but the pretty little town of Jarnac in western France is also worth raising a glass to.

LOOK: Mind Your Manners – Or Pay More For Your Coffee

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK

It is said that good manners will cost you nothing – and in this case they’ll save you plenty. A café in France will bill you for your coffee...

LOOK: Mind Your Manners – Or Pay More For Your Coffee

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK

It is said that good manners will cost you nothing – but in this case they’ll save you plenty. A café in France will charge you for your coff...

First Step to Solving the Eurozone Crisis: Change our Perceptions

Terence Tse | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK
Terence Tse

A balanced view will allow us to be better at thinking about the crisis. After all if we only see our southern neighbours as burden, we are not only losing half the equation to solving the Eurozone crisis; we are also missing out on most of the intelligence.

Two Britons Dead After Car Crash In France

PA | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK

Two British people have been killed in a car crash in France shortly after arriving in the country. The Foreign Office confirmed the deaths, saying: "...

Ignore the French and Legalise Brothels

Jonathan Romain | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK
Jonathan Romain

Britain should not emulate France... we should move in the opposite direction and legalise brothels. True, this might seem odd coming from a rabbi but it is a matter of social reality not pious theology. The question is not do we wish the sex trade did not exist, but how do we best deal with it?

What You MUST Do if You Go to France

Bytestories | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Bytestories

I'd just checked into a fancy hotel in Paris. I walked into the ensuite, and there, floating in the toilet bowl was... well, I don't know how to say this in French... but someone had made a faux pas.

Jein: Germany Is Not as Strong as It Looks

Terence Tse | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Terence Tse

The fact that Germany is not as strong as we believe means that the country may not be able to lift Europe out of its economic woe. If this is really the case, we are pinning our high hope on the wrong leader. It therefore makes a lot more sense for us to come up with new ways to solve the Eurozone crisis...

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 50 - Running to Paris

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Thomas Woodham Smith

I began the week with jewellery and the doctor and finished in Paris. A year ago I was called by my local surgery to have a health review. I did not go; I did not want to go. So, the doctor rang me and said that if I did not make an appointment and attend I would be struck off their list of patients.

Homeless Man 'Rips Out Pensioner's Heart And Tongue To Eat'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A homeless Frenchman has allegedly killed an elderly man, set fire to his body and removed his heart and tongue to eat in a suspected case of cannibal...

Israel, Saudi Arabia: Strange Bedfellows Confronting Iran

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

The real-politik of the region is that Israel has never posed a threat to Islam or Arab nationalism. It's the possible spread of democracy from Israel that Arab leaders have long feared. Shiite Iran, on the other hand, sees itself as leader of the mainly Sunni Islamic world and wants to take that honour away from the Saudis. Israel now seems a much lesser of two evils to the Saudi Royal Family...one that could help them curb Iran's ambitions.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: So Close, Yet So Far

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Sunday 10 November 2013... 1) SO CLOSE, YET SO FAR The west and Iran were so close to reaching an agreement ...

'Hands Off My Whore'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK

A group of 343 self-confessed French "scumbags" have signed a “Manifesto of the bastards”, seeking to block a bill that would outlaw paying for se...

Serge The Llama Has a Riotous Night Out With A Gang Of French Teenagers (PICTURES, VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

An eight-year-old llama named Serge had a riotous night out with five French teenage boys last week. Serge, who is a member of a Bordeaux Circus, ...

Nine Haunted Castles for Halloween

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Has this Halloween inspired you to check in to some spooky accommodation? Europe is home to a number of historic castles converted to luxury hotels and gourmet restaurants. Autumn and Winter presents the perfect time of year to discover some local history and check in to these unique hotels.

A (Trick or Treat) Free Guide to Halloween

Andrew Matthews | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

There are a few places where ancient earth traditions hold true. Some countries have new traditions that aren't more sickening than a full bag of jelly Smurfs. There are certain rituals that are just plain worrying - in Brittany, children light candles in skulls to soothe restless spirits.

Has the UK Signed Up to Build a Faulty Nuclear Power Plant?

Katie McQue | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Politics
Katie McQue

On Monday, the UK woke-up to the news that the government had struck a deal to build our first new nuclear plant in over 18 years. The 3.2GW plant, named Hinkley Point C, has been touted as a job-maker and a boost to our energy security. Worryingly, however, the design of this nuclear reactor may be flawed, potentially exposing the UK to huge financial risks, as well a gravely unsafe nuclear plant.

Planet Appetite: The Greatest Wine in the World? Vin Jaune From Jura, France

Rupert Parker | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Most people are familiar with Burgundy wines, but neighbouring Jura produces Vin Jaune, the best wine in the world according to Napoleon.

A Nuclear Deal For Britain

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK

Energy Secretary Ed Davey has hailed a landmark deal to build Britain's first new nuclear plant in a generation. The agreement with French-owned EDF ...

WATCH: French Politician Calls Black Minister A ‘Monkey' Who Belongs In ‘The Trees'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK

The National Front in France has suspended a politician who called the country's black justice minister, a "monkey" who she would "rather see in the t...

No to Prostitution

Inna Shevchenko | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Inna Shevchenko

Femen is clear and direct in it's position. Prostitution is nothing else but a domination of one gender through exploitation, force or lie. Patriarchy wants to legalise prostitution as a way to finally win the gender fight and make society accept women as sex-waitresses for the hungry clients that are men.