News Avenue Foch is home to billionaires including the families of dictators

Spectacular proposal brings race to become city's next mayor to life

Bomb found on TGV line in France

Paris - Security precautions were reinforced on French railways yesterday, one of the busiest days for the country's transport network, after a gas cylinder packed with 25kg of explosives was found on a high- speed train (TGV) line just north of Lyons, writes Mary Dejevsky.

Bomb suspect caught in net of diplomacy

MARY DEJEVSKY

Paris issues warrant for Metro bomb suspect

MARY DEJEVSKY

Arab arrested in Sweden over Paris Metro bombing

MARY DEJEVSKY

Algerian group blamed for Paris bombings

Security chiefs believe single cell belonging to Armed Islamic Group carried out attacks and assassination

LETTER : Forgotten peace monument

From Mr Selwyn Hodson-Pressinger

17 hurt as bomb rocks heart of Paris

MARY DEJEVSKY

Defiant Chirac parties on

French nuclear test row: President concentrates on new-style Bastille Day as his embassies across the world are put under siege

They shoot tourists, don't they?

The photographer Martin Parr's latest exhibition is a cheeky portrait of global tourism. But Will Self wonders if he has gone far enough

One in the eye for Lord St John

The Millennium Wheel will provide what London conspicuously lacks, a good vantage point from which to survey the city. In my view, its size is a virtue

Magicians who can make urban gloom disappear

Michael Church sees how artists are transforming some of our most blighted inner-city areas artists modern architecture

A new image for a new century

How did Jacques Chirac convince France he was a man of true change? Mary Dejevsky explains

THE MASTER BUILDER OF PARIS

The most enduring legacy of Franois Mitterrand, France's outgoing president, lies not in politics but in architecture - in the great building projects which he has authorised during 14 years in office. Photographs by EMILE LUIDER. Words by PETER POPHAM

That's the magic of roundabouts

Britain's love affair with the circular road junction knows no bounds. Artists are even erecting sculptures in an act of homage. Jonathan Glancey wonders what it all means

Hastings holds court as French wait for rain to stop

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