Louis Gentilhomme, who quit as mayor of Saint-Seine-sur-Vigeannes earlier this year.  Photograph: Pierre Terdjman/New York Times

In a speech before several hundred mayors at the Élysée Palace on Wednesday evening, French president Emmanuel Macron will attempt to improve relation(...)

Emmanuel Macron  leaves his house to vote in Le Touquet, northern France, during the second round of the parliamentary elections, on Sunday. AFP Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

President Emmanuel Macron’s party, La République En Marche (LREM), won an absolute majority of seats in the National Assembly on Sunday, though the ma(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Trogneux cast their ballots at their polling station in the first round of the French legislatives elections in Le Touquet, northern France. Photograph:  Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron’s new party, La République En Marche (LREM), is set to take an absolute majority in the national assembly after secur(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron spoke live on TV: paraphrasing Donald Trump, he said it was time for the US, French and allies to “make our planet great again”. Photograph: John Schults

Never before has a French president gone on live television, in English, to denounce a decision by his US counterpart. President Emmanuel Macron mock(...)

France’s prime minister Edouard Philippe looks set to achieve his aim of securing a majority of seats in the National Assembly for new president Emmanuel Macron’s party, La République En Marche. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

The campaign for next month’s legislative elections in France officially opened on Monday, two weeks and a day after the centrist Emmanuel Macron won (...)

France’s president-elect, Emmanuel Macron, poses with a woman for a selfie in Paris on Tuesday. Photograph: Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images

France’s president-elect Emmanuel Macron is applying the oldest principle in politics, divide and rule, as he draws up his government prior to the Jun(...)

Emmanuel Macron: “Because he has never been a politician, there is a naive side to him.” Photograph: Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images

The winner of the second round of the French presidential election this Sunday will go on to fight what is commonly referred to as “the third round” i(...)

French senate president Gerard Larcher makes a statement at conservative party Les Républicains’ headquarters after a meeting to discuss the presidential candidacy of Francois Fillon. Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

The political committee of the French conservative party Les Républicains (LR) abandoned an attempted heave against their presidential nominee Françoi(...)

François Fillon: The  presidential candidate of the French centre-right claims he is a victim of “an institutional coup d’etat” by the socialist government. Photograph: Reuters/Christian Hartmann

As their hopes of winning the French president’s office next May 7th continued to evaporate on Wednesday, supporters of the conservative Les Républic(...)

A police car passes in front of the headquarters of France’s centre-right UMP political party in Paris.  Photograph: Charles Platiau

The implosion of French political life precipitated by the victory of the far right-wing National Front (FN) in Sunday’s European elections continued (...)