A French citizen casts his ballot at a polling station in Nice during the French mayoral elections today. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters.

French president Francois Hollande’s Socialists braced for losses in hundreds of towns and villages in mayoral elections today, with far-right(...)

French minister for women’s rights  Najat Vallaud-Belkacem reacts after the parliament adopted a ban on paying for sexPhotograph: Yoan Valat/EPA.

The French lower house of parliament passed a reform of prostitution law on today imposing fines on clients, a shift to tougher rules which has split(...)