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On the agenda: What's happening in France this week

On the agenda: What's happening in France this week

Here's a look at the big news, sporting and cultural events set to take place in France this week.

How and why learning a new language messes with your old one

How and why learning a new language messes with your old one

Many people report forgetting words or phrases from their native language when they learn a second language. The Local explored this linguistic phenomenon, known as first-language attrition.

 
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First mass held in Paris's Notre-Dame since blaze

First mass held in Paris's Notre-Dame since blaze

The Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris hosted its first mass on Saturday exactly two months after a devastating blaze, with priests and worshippers wearing hard hats to protect themselves against possible falling debris.

Seven golden rules for moving abroad with children

Seven golden rules for moving abroad with children

Starting a new life abroad is daunting at any age. And for children, who might not have a say in the big move, there is lots of excitement and anxiety about the new place they will soon call home.

 
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Send us your news story tips from around France

Send us your news story tips from around France

If you spot a news story from around France that you think would interest our readers please share with us here.

OPINION: Why the French wine industry could be seriously bad for our health
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OPINION: Why the French wine industry could be seriously bad for our health

France likes to think of its food and its wine as rooted in the soil and soaked in tradition. It boasts of its farm produce as authentic and life-affirming. But there is another story, writes John Lichfield.

My French Business: Fly fishing and well-being in rural northern France

My French Business: Fly fishing and well-being in rural northern France

This week's My French Business features a unique spot in idyllic rural northern France for those seeking rest, relaxation and perhaps a bit of fly fishing. James Hughes tells us about La Cascade, and offers some crucial advice for anyone setting up business in France.

Search for four-year-old German girl missing after boat accident in France

Search for four-year-old German girl missing after boat accident in France

Rescuers were searching on Friday for a four-year-old girl missing after a boating accident in eastern France that killed three people, local officials said.

Europe & You: Boris our 'best chance to stop Brexit', EU Green Cards and cash for residency appointments

Europe & You: Boris our 'best chance to stop Brexit', EU Green Cards and cash for residency appointments

Our weekly Europe & You newsletter rounds up the most relevant stories from around our countries related to Brexit, the EU and other areas of interest. Here's the latest edition featuring Boris Johnson, an EU Green Card scheme, cash for residency appointments and many other stories.

From tax cuts to plastics ban: French PM reveals list of reforms for 'Act II' of Macron's presidency

From tax cuts to plastics ban: French PM reveals list of reforms for 'Act II' of Macron's presidency

The prime minister has laid out the government's agenda for Act II of the current presidential term. Here's a look at the main reforms.

36 vital phrases to use in the French workplace

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.

Why French high school students are also out on the streets

Why French high school students are also out on the streets

The 'yellow vests' might be getting most of the coverage but they aren't the only ones protesting in France at the moment, with French high school students jumping on the bandwagon to vent grievances of their own.

French Word of the Day: chiant

French Word of the Day: chiant

A very common French word which isn't as vulgar as you might assume.

New tax laws create hidden costs for second home owners in France
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New tax laws create hidden costs for second home owners in France

A reform of the laws on local taxes has lead to a double whammy of charges for people who own second homes.

IN PICTURES: Paris' secret pop-up picnic on the banks of the Seine

IN PICTURES: Paris' secret pop-up picnic on the banks of the Seine

It's the French capital's poshest picnic, but its location is always kept a closely guarded secret until the last minute.

Australians in France: How many are there and where do they live?
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Australians in France: How many are there and where do they live?

There are a few thousand Australians in France and probably a few more we don't know about. Here's where you're most likely to find them.

Readers reveal: The best and worst things about life in Lyon

Readers reveal: The best and worst things about life in Lyon

Known as the 'gastronomic capital of France', Lyon is the country's third largest city. We asked our Lyon-based readers to tell us the best - and worst - things about living and working in the city.

'Parasite', South Korean comedy about class rage, wins Cannes gold

'Parasite', South Korean comedy about class rage, wins Cannes gold

"Parasite", a black comedy about a family of clever scammers from South Korea's underclass, won the Palme d'Or top prize at Cannes on Saturday, the first time a Korean director has scooped the coveted award in the film festival's 72-year history.