Heatwave depresses French wine productionWine production in France this year will be down by between 6 and 13 percent compared to 2018, notably because of the ongoing heatwave, the agriculture ministry has said.
Pinot pips Alaphilippe to triumph on TourmaletFrench cycling fans celebrated on Saturday as Thibaut Pinot conquered the Pyrenean summit of the Col du Tourmalet in stage 14 of the Tour de France. Julian Alaphilippe followed close behind to extend his grip on the leader's yellow jersey.
The jobs you can do if you live in deepest rural FranceMoving to France involves all sorts of difficult challenges but for many by far the most pressing is finding paid work...and that can be tricky, especially in rural areas. Here are some ideas for jobs in France that you can do outside of the major cities.
French citizens to work for longer under new pension reformThe age when French citizens can receive a full pension should be moved to 64 from 62, the government's special adviser on pension reform has said. Protests against the reform, which aims to unify 42 different schemes into a single, points-based system, have already been planned.
French senate approves carbon neutrality law by 2050French senators have approved a bill setting France on a new target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and go carbon-neutral by 2050. The bill is part of the government's climate and energy package and was adopted at first reading after several modifications.
Celebrate! France's love affair with holidaysWith a minimum of 30 days of paid leave per year, French people have the reputation of being on vacation all the time. During the summer months of July and August, the country virtually shuts down. So what do they do with all those cherished "congés payés"? We take a ...
France to ease restrictions on blood donations from gay menThe French government has banned gay and bisexual men from donating blood within a year of sexual activity since 2016. On Wednesday it said it would lower this “deferral” period – long been criticised as discriminatory – to four months.