Emmanuel Macron: Both “Libération” and “Le Figaro” devoted four pages to him in their Friday editions. Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

“En Marche!” – “On the march!” or “Forward!” the French economy minister Emmanuel Macron baptised the political movement he launched in his home town (...)

France’s far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen speaking in Lille on Monday. Photograph: AFP/Denis Charlet

France’s mainstream political parties were scrambling for a way to stop the rise of the far-right National Front (FN) yesterday after it took a histor(...)

French ecology minister Ségolène Royal has already become a central figure in the presidency of her former partner François Hollande. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Revenge is a dish best eaten cold. A decade ago, Ségolène Royal watched helplessly as Valérie Trierweiler, a journalist at Paris Match magazine who(...)

A police car passes in front of the headquarters of France’s centre-right UMP political party in Paris.  Photograph: Charles Platiau

The implosion of French political life precipitated by the victory of the far right-wing National Front (FN) in Sunday’s European elections continued (...)

French president François  Hollande: has completed his ideological metamorphosis as a social democrat.

The most historic element of president François Hollande’s press conference on Tuesday was almost lost in the flood of verbiage and the fascination wi(...)

People hold a rainbow umbrella and a placard that reads ’Yes’ on their balcony during a demonstration against gay marriage, adoption and procreation assistance in Paris on April 4th. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

The French senate voted today to legalise same-sex marriage in France, putting a landmark bill on track to become law by summer. The v(...)

The French president and prime minister struggled yesterday to shore up the ruins of the “irreproac(...)