How French linguist Champollion unlocked the hieroglyphs of ancient EgyptTwo centuries ago this week, French linguist Jean-François Champollion announced that he had cracked the code of hieroglyphics, the ancient Egyptian writing system that had puzzled scholars for centuries. RFI tells the story of a breakthrough that revolutionised human understanding of one of the world’s oldest civilisations.
Making the perfect oak barrel: The French tradition of cooperageHalf of the one million oak barrels produced worldwide each year are made in France. French cooperage is a centuries-old tradition that dates back to the Gauls and plays a key role in the excellence of the world's finest wines. Choosing the right oak trees, cutting, seasoning and charring the...
Paris launches emergency plan to fight spread of bed bugsFrance’s Transport Ministry and Paris's town hall on Friday launched a battle plan to fight bed bugs that have recently appeared in public transport and cinemas. The measures come as France hosts the Rugby World Cup, which has drawn tens of thousands of visitors.
French PM Borne unveils 'uncompromising' strategy to combat bullying in schoolsThe French government on Wednesday unveiled an interministerial plan to combat bullying in schools, with Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne promising an "uncompromising fight" against such aggression. The announcement follows the suicide deaths of several teenagers that have sparked widespread indignation in recent years.