Be warned. We are issuing a top-level quirk alert. This is not a drill. To be fair, the latest ho-hum French comedy from Agnes Jaoui and Jean-Pierre B(...)

Join me in the pines

When peak festival season rolls around, the session intensity winds up, but voyaging between partying ports becomes more languid (with the added bonus(...)

“Throughout the war, Mary Morris kept a diary. It is a remarkable work. It was collected by the Imperial War Museum in London, which realised its significance but it lay in its vaults until now. “

Mary Morris’s desire to be a nurse led in only one direction – to Britain. At the age of 18 she passed the examination to train at Guy’s Hospital in L(...)

Sophie Toscan du Plantier is survived by her parents and her son Pierre. Her husband, filmmaker Daniel Toscan du Plantier, died in 2003

The parents of murdered French woman Sophie Toscan du Plantier yesterday marked the 17th anniversary of her death in the company of their grandson Pie(...)

Only 73 French people have been interred in the Pantheon in Paris, more than half by Napoleon. “Pantheonisation” is one of the last privileges left to a French president, but like everything else, it has turned into a dilemma for François Hollande. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

It was a day devoted to the quest for heroes, in an age that no longer seems to produce them. Three former prime ministers, six of France’s leading hi(...)

Sixty years a swimming
  • Europe
  • April 20, 2013, 06:00

T he French Riviera has always had “pull” and, although perhaps its great days are over, the wealthy still go to the C ôte d’Azur (...)

While the speculation continues here over whether property prices have hit bottom or if there’s further to fall, there are no such problems Sta(...)