Welcome to the new Independent website. We hope you enjoy it and we value your feedback. Please contact us here.
In rural Brittany, children travel by boat, bike or walk through woods to get to school. Photographer Stéphanie Tétu captured their adventures.
A second home in the country is a luxury the French can no longer afford - cue an invasion of British bargain hunters?
Corsican-speaking MEP to present report on dwindling dialects to European Parliament
Three members of an alleged bondage ring have appeared in court on charges of murder, kidnapping, torture, attempted sexual battery and conspiracy, following a woman's violent death after being convinced to go on a dinner cruise with her neighbour.
British sailor makes history after completing the 28,000-mile, three-month solo race
Rubin Kazan have completed the signing of in-demand midfielder Yann M'Vila from Ligue 1 club Rennes.
“As mayor of Les Sables d’Olonne in 1992, I wondered if I had made a decision which meant that I was sending people to their deaths.”
Its ability to sell a house has long been an old wives’ tale, now scientists believe the smell of freshly baked bread makes people kinder to strangers.
Is it a problem that the Alabama Shakes' 'raw' and 'natural' soul-rock is nothing of the sort? Only until they start playing ...
Enjoy up to three days in France from £119 and get your time away off to a great start with Brittany Ferries
Holiday parks go well beyond a tent pitch or caravan – now you can expect swimming pools, circus skills, nature walks and even spa facilities
A new bike tour takes in Breton backroads, chateaux and canals, says Andrew Eames.
You can be sure of the green credentials of this zero-carbon gîte. But is it a comfortable place to stay? Fiona Sturges reports
Studies have concluded that the seaweed, although present naturally, has been increased by nitrogen flowing into estuaries from intensive pig farms
Over the weekend locals took part in the annual seaweed festival or Fete du Goemon in western Brittany, France.
The Australian veteran looks set to win today after a superb performance in the final time trial but will be hoping history does repeat itself, writes Alasdair Fotheringham in Grenoble