John Lichfield has been The Independent's man in Paris since 1997, covering French news. Before that, he was the paper's Foreign Editor and he has also worked in Brussels and Washington.
01 October 2014 12:00 AM
After 18 years, we have moved home. We have not moved very far - perhaps 600 metres. Many of the important things in life – favourite restaurants, metro station, bread shop - remain the same.
29 September 2014 06:36 PM
France is a country that clamours for 'change' but detests changes. Chemists, lawyers, pilots and plumbers are all determined to resist it
26 September 2014 06:04 PM
Tobacco lobby prepares to fight move to abolish cigarettes over four decades
26 September 2014 12:00 AM
Our nearest small town in Normandy is a quiet sort of place which has never fully recovered from being bombed by the RAF in June 1944 and set alight by the SS two months later.
25 September 2014 06:34 PM
France ready to launch air strikes into Syria
24 September 2014 06:44 PM
Ten-day walkout over plans for no-frills subsidiary threatens very existence of national airline
24 September 2014 04:36 PM
Mr Gourdel was abducted on Sunday
19 September 2014 06:23 PM
Two Rafale fighter-bombers, accompanied by two support aircraft, attacked an Isis ammunition depot near Mosul
19 September 2014 03:39 PM
Former president will announce his return this weekend
18 September 2014 08:03 PM
François Hollande insists he will plough on to the end of his presidential term, despite his abysmal levels of popularity.
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
- 1 Nokia no more: Microsoft drops once-ubiquitous mobile name – in favour of its Lumia brand
- 2 Renee Zellweger on plastic surgery: 'I'm living a fulfilling life and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows'
- 3 Banksy not arrested: Internet duped by fake report claiming artist's identity revealed
- 4 Australian café owner sparks debate after saying 'No' to having unruly children on premises
- 5 Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis