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Last orders in French southern city of Marseille as bars to close to stop Covid spread
Last orders in French southern city of Marseille as bars to close to stop Covid spread After having been granted a 24-hour extension to keep their doors open, restaurant and bar owners in the southern city of Marseille were forced to shut shop from Sunday night for one week to limit the spread of Covid-19. Few are happy with the move.
Paris goes car-free for a day amid surge in cycling due to coronavirus
Paris goes car-free for a day amid surge in cycling due to coronavirus This year’s car-free day in Paris comes amid a surge in cycling in the French capital, as a growing number of commuters choose to ride a bike instead of taking public transportation out of fear of the coronavirus.
France beefs up security for Jewish holiday in wake of Paris knife attack
France beefs up security for Jewish holiday in wake of Paris knife attack France will deploy 7,000 security forces and police to protect Jewish and other religious sites, its interior minister said, as Jews marked the Yom Kippur holiday, which begins today  Sunda and finishes tomorrow.
Coronavirus could overwhelm France, top doctor warns France will face a months-long coronavirus epidemic that will overwhelm its health system if something does not change, one of the country's top medical figures warned Sunday.

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Prints of Provence, fabrics on a marketstall

Prints of Provence: “Les Indiennes” colourful fabrics

in History and Traditions by Margo Lestz
How could a fabric that originated in India, was copied by Armenians and outlawed in France, become a symbol of Provence? The kaleidoscope of cotton fabrics that punctuate the Provençal markets today just seem to shout “southern France”. They are decorated with cicadas, olives and flowers in colours that reflect the local…
Mimosa ladies in a group

Mimosa Matters fundraising: past, present and future

in Community by Karen Hockney
Five years ago, Mimosa Matters started life as a conversation over coffee among a group of female expats who had all been touched by cancer and were keen to make a difference to the community they live in. Today, this association has raised almost a quarter of a million euros through a variety of innovative and fun events,…