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The latest local and international news and information for expats in France, the French Riviera and the Côte d’Azur.
Coronavirus hits France: What you need to know France on Friday became the first European country to confirm cases of coronavirus, the deadly respiratory illness that first broke out in China and is rapidly spreading. Here's what you need to know.
The cost of registering a car in France If you either buy a car in France or bring over a foreign car and register it in France you will have to pay a registration fee for the carte gris - the registration documents. And how much you will pay varies from place to place.
More coronavirus cases expected in France says health minister A further 15 people in France are under observation for suspected coronavirus and the health minister says she expects more cases to be confirmed.
Post divorce, actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to open rosé champagne house together A wine estate owned by actors and former spouses Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are reportedly teaming up with the Perrin winemaker family and another champagne house in Mesnil-sur-Oger in the Marne to create a specialty rosé champagne, according to reports from Wine Spectator magazine.
Paris' man in blue Michou dies age 88 French director "Michou", famed for his somewhat risque shows in Paris' famous Montmartre cabaret district, died Sunday aged 88, said a spokesman for his Chez Michou theatre.
Paris, Bordeaux cancel Chinese new year parades amid coronavirus fears Paris and Bordeaux have cancelled street parades organised to mark the Chinese New Year after French authorities confirmed three cases of the novel coronavirus in the country this week. This comes as France's Prime Minister was set to attend an emergency meeting over the health crisis.
Paris Opera holds first performance after seven weeks of pension strikes The Paris Opera opened its doors for the first time in seven weeks on Saturday, for a performance of Offenbach's Hoffmann. More than 70 shows have been cancelled since the protests against the government's pension reform began last month.
Paris Opera reopens doors after weeks of strikes The Paris Opera reopened on Saturday night after weeks of strike action against the French government's pension reforms that have cost the arts organisation millions of euros in ticketing losses.
Paris airport to prepare medical screening for flights from China as coronavirus spreads Paris' Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport will open a medical screening service to check passengers arriving from China who may be affected by the novel coronavirus. This comes as Chinese authorities drastically step up measures to halt the spread of the virus.
French Polynesia court rejects former president's bid to get on electoral roll A court in Pape’ete rejected the appeal of former French Polynesia president Gaston Flosse to register to vote in the capital in order to eventually be a candidate for the municipal elections, because the court did not believe Flosse lived in a studio with his partner, his lawyer Dominique Antz Read More
'They're killing Paris': Restaurants count the cost of 'catastrophic' strikes After seven weeks of a record-breaking strike that shuttered the Paris rail network and brought chaos to the French capital, Paris’s restaurant owners are still counting the cost. FRANCE 24 reports.
France prepares evacuation of its citizens from coronavirus-hit Wuhan, China France is planning to evacuate its citizens from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the deadly coronavirus epidemic, the French Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.
Frenchman jailed for 22 years for ISIS recruiting A Frenchman has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for seeking to recruit dozens of youths to fight as jihadists in Syria and for leading a brigade of French-speaking Islamists in the war-torn country.
From sushi to satay: Where to find the best Asian food in Paris When we think about the restaurant scene in Paris, our mind naturally goes to the hearty boeuf bourguignon or coq au vin of French gastronomy. But in fact the city also has a vibrant Asian food scene, as Diana Liu explains.
France’s first NBA regular season game draws PSG superstars, eager fans With the world’s two most expensive soccer players, Paris-Saint-Germain stars Neymar and Kylian Mbappé, cheering him on in Paris on Friday night, Giannis Antetokounmpo took a while to entertain them.
Reverse culture shock - what surprises are in store when you leave France? So moving to France from another country exposes you to all sorts of different cultural norms that can take a bit of getting used to. But what happens when you've become so habituated to the French way of life that it's returning home that gives you the culture shock? Read More
Searchers find body of French snowmobiler who crashed through ice Canadian searchers on Friday found the body of one of five French snowmobilers whose machines fell through the ice of a frozen lake, police said.
How Brexit and a French mother-in-law led a British dominatrix to Paris 'British guys tend to be quite reserved - until you get them behind closed doors and then all hell breaks loose - while French guys are much more open about being into fetish and kink.' The words of a British dominatrix who has set up shop in Paris.
36 vital phrases to use in the French workplace Working in a French office can be daunting, especially if you aren't yet fluent in French. But fear not, we've put together a list of vital phrases to use at work, whether for chatting to colleagues, asking for a pay rise or quitting.

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