A Corner of the Table by Ignace Henri Fantin-Latour.  From left to right: Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud, Elzear Bonnier, Leon Valade, Emile Blemont, Jean Aicart, Ernest d’Hervilly, Camille Pelletan. Photograph: Leemage/Corbis via Getty Images

“Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine. have enriched our heritage through their genius,” begins a petition sent to French president Emmanuel Macron earlie(...)

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(...)