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French minister of public action and accounts Gerald Darmanin (right) welcomes Britain’s  Michael Gove (centre) in Calais. Photograph: Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Images

France will test run for a month measures it has prepared for Britain’s exit from the European Union so that companies are fully prepared ahead of the(...)

The Eiffel Tower. Photograph: iStock

With more than 89 million visitors a year, France is officially the world’s most popular destination. There are almost countless reasons to visit, fro(...)

 Chile fans  before the Women’s World Cup match against Sweden in Rennes. Photograph:   Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes

World soccer’s governing body Fifa has defended its ticketing policy at the 2019 Women’s World Cup despite seeing average attendances at the first nin(...)

On a blustery Saturday morning, I am about to climb Alpe d’Huez near Grenoble. I have waited years for the chance. For followers of the Tour de France(...)

Former Ireland and Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding, who were acquitted of rape following a trial last year. File photographs: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Following their acquittal, Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding were signed up by French teams. Jackson went to Perpignan USAP, which was in France’s Top 1(...)

Gatwick serves 228 destinations in 74 countries and handles more than 46 million passengers per year. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

France’s Vinci is taking advantage of a Brexit hit to UK asset prices to buy a majority stake in Britain’s second-busiest airport, London’s Gatwick, f(...)

Chris Farrell: Munster coach Johann van Graan could give the Ireland centre  his first start for the province since January against Edinburgh on  Friday. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Munster and Ireland centre Chris Farrell predicts Ireland will continue to hit new heights under the leadership of Andy Farrell. The former Grenoble(...)

Toulouse players celebrate the victory over Bath at the Recreation Ground last weekend. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Toulouse are back, literally if not figuratively. Having won the Heineken Champions Cup a joint record four times and been ever-presents since the to(...)

Local media reported the children’s father called police on Saturday afternoon after the brothers, who were skiing alone, failed to show up. Photograph: iStock

A 13-year-old boy has died after falling from a cliff in the French Alps while his 10-year-old brother survived, authorities say. The local gendarmeri(...)

August 28th, 2017: posters appealing for witnesses  to the disappearance of  Maelys de Araujo (9). Photograph: Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images

A man in custody has confessed to “unintentionally” killing a nine-year-old girl whose disappearance from a wedding party in the Alps prompted nationw(...)

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