Ile-de-France

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Rail workers of CGT union demonstrate in Hendaye, southwestern France against government plans to redesign the national retirement system. Photograph: AP Photo/Bob Edme

France will continue to be paralysed by transport strikes on Saturday, Sunday and at least through Monday, the Paris transport authority RATP and the (...)

A pile of rubble inside Notre Dame Cathedral today after the devastating fire overnight. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron has given an address on television on the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, claiming the edifice will be reno(...)

Just an hour from downtown Manhattan, the Bear  Mountain Bridge, located in Bear Mountain State Park, New York, spans the Hudson River. Photograph: Getty Images

An hour from New York There is no better way to cope with jet lag after landing in New York than by getting straight into the sea. Not many people re(...)

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, who face a run-off election on May 7th for the presidency of France. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

So who cops the blame for this one? If those ghastly metropolitan liberals – with their snide, superior ways and smothering of the plain man’s right t(...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls walks a corridor of Nimes’ remand centre, where where nearly 400 people live in a space with a maximum capacity of 192. Photograph: Getty Images

Prime minister Manuel Valls and justice minister Jean- Jacques Urvoas yesterday visited France’s most overcrowded prison, in Nîmes, where nearly 400 p(...)

TV weatherman Philippe Verdier was taken off air by the France 2 channel after writing a book in which  he pooh-poohed global warming and questioned the probity of the 830 scientists who comprise the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/AFP

If you were the head of French state television and your leading weatherman started preaching climate skepticism in the run-up to the UN climate confe(...)

Marlene Dietrich met Ernest Hemingway on the New York-bound liner Ile de France in 1934 and went on to enjoy a lifelong friendship.

A surreal, graphic letter from Ernest Hemingway to Marlene Dietrich, in which the author addresses the film star as “Dearest Kraut” and imagines he(...)