Eye on France

News, views and information about France and the French. Their morals, manners, attitudes and habits. How the country functions... or doesn't function. Articles and snippets on a variety of Gallic subjects.

Uritrottoir takes on the “wild peeing” plague
La Poste leads the charge with electric scooters
Watch out Scotland, France may soon be “home of whisky”
Burqa ban 5 years on: “We created a monster”
Accidents blight start of French hunting season
French are happier than Brits, says new study
New French rules and regulations: Buckle up and put down that sandwich!
A portrait of modern France in ten stats
The day France didn’t stand still when “Charlie Hebdo” was attacked
Paris and Nice in top 100 selfiest cities
Proposal for French university courses in Anglais
The presidential clown, Coluche
Is France as productive as it used to be?
All the Presidents’ (wo)men
Christian Estrosi takes on the travellers
The least you can say about Bernard Tapie is that he's led an interesting life
The Flying Eye next door, a buzzing aerial drone
How the same-sex marriage debate split the nation
Sobering thoughts for the wine trade
The importance of money and family to the French
What and how much the French eat
What do the Var and the Titanic have in common?
Minitel : From cutting edge to museum in just 30 years
Fighting French flab: is victory in sight for the US?
The problem with the short name of the village “Eu”
What’s the French for Ms?
Eric de Montgolfier, the “Sadist In A Black Hat” Bows Out
Do French mothers know best?
France's disappearing pharmacies
Inside Stories - French Prisons
France's Second Lady, Penelope Fillon
Naming baby with mother or father's surname
Shirkers’ Paradise - The French ambition to become a fonctionnaire
In the Trade - The Notaire
Dutch medicine for that Social Security deficit?
Penelope Fillon, the PM's wife: From Monmouthshire to Matignon
The French must work more
They order things better in France