BASTILLE Day is one of the most important dates in the French calendar and is celebrated with parades, parties and plenty of food – and it's TODAY.Its origins hark back centuries - so what's the significance and why is it marked every year? Here's all you need to … [Read more...] about When is Bastille Day, what does it mark and why is it such a huge celebration in France?
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YOU won't be disappointed by our selection of gourmet mini-breaks across Europe.From Bordeaux to Southern Germany and West Sussex, Team Fabulous had to get their elasticated waistbands at the ready to prepare for the luxurious trips.Nestled among the winelands famous for their … [Read more...] about We reveal our favourite gourmet mini-breaks from Bordeaux in France to Southern Germany and West Sussex
As part of an inquiry into the former Palestine Liberation Organization leader's death, French investigators had Arafat's remains exhumedand ordered genetic, toxicology, medical, anatomical and radiation tests on them. His wife, Suha Arafat, and her lawyers received the results … [Read more...] about Report in France rules out polonium in death of PLO leader Arafat
They are especially stunning on the Rue Royal, the Avenue Montaigne and the Champs-Elysées. Here, each of the 300 trees lining the street is illuminated. Every night, some 70,000 lights sparkle on Champs-Elysées alone. The seasonal sights in Paris also include specially … [Read more...] about Making Merry in France Over Christmas
Sunlight slants across a classroom at the Catholic University of Lyon, where the Bible dominates a recent lecture. The subject may seem unsurprising in this ancient city that was once a bastion of French Catholicism. But the dozen or so people jotting down notes are not theology … [Read more...] about In France, lessons in secularism to confront radical Islam