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French president Emmanuel Macron addresses the nation about the coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

The French government hopes to make a tracing app an integral part of its exit strategy from lockdown, along with more widespread use of testing and s(...)

Jeanne Calment, the world’s oldest person, poses for photographers on February 20th, 1997, in Arles,  France, a day prior to her 122nd birthday. File photograph: Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images

Jeanne Calment was already a supercentenarian, a person aged over 110, when a local artist sought her out in the nursing home in Arles to solicit her (...)

 Reconstruction work on Notre Dame Cathedral was suspended on July 25th because of concerns about lead contamination. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

Blood samples from 175 children living within several kilometres of Notre Dame Cathedral show abnormal levels of lead in 10 per cent of cases, the Par(...)

The fire that nearly destroyed Notre Dame cathedral on April 15th melted 400 tonnes of lead in the steeple and roof. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Reconstruction work on Notre Dame cathedral has been suspended and two schools have been shut down after high concentrations of lead were discovered i(...)

People cool off at the Trocadero Fountains in Paris. Photograph: Alain Jocard/Getty

Paris feels like it’s burning, for the second time in a month: 37 degrees on Tuesday, 38 on Wednesday and a whopping 42 on Thursday. The last time I e(...)

Among the new partnerships is a deal between electricity transmission system operator EirGrid and French-based Réseau de Transport d’Électricité that will see them support projects on renewable energies and smart grids.

The Irish Research Council and the Embassy of France in Ireland have revealed the details of new strategic partnerships for a programme that supports (...)