French police have identified the man arrested for shooting a newspaper assistant photographer and carrying out three other attacks.
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Sunday 26 April 2009
This classic palace hotel opened its smart five-star doors in 1925. Earlier this year it unveiled a new attraction – the expansion of its plush Anne Semonin Spa, which can now be accessed directly from the property.
Saturday 28 February 2009
Every week, we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a particular journey. Today: a long weekend in Paris departing London early on Friday 20 March, returning on Sunday evening. Our search shows that prices remain competitive, with little disparity between the three firms' offers. The quotes given here are for two people travelling together, including return Eurostar tickets from St Pancras and two nights in a hotel, with breakfast.
Monday 02 February 2009
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Friday 09 January 2009
The French pastry chef Gaston Lenôtre, whose successful catering business made him a household name, died aged 88 yesterday after a long illness, his company said.
Friday 05 December 2008
Four armed robbers, including two disguised as women, have pulled off the biggest theft in French history stealing jewellery worth €80m (£70m) from a shop patronised by celebrities just off the Champs Elysées.
Rosella Hightower: Ballerina who danced with Nureyev and became the first female director of the Paris Opera Ballet
Saturday 15 November 2008
Rosella Hightower was an exceptional ballerina who not only had a rare artistic talent, but also lived a rare life.
Friday 31 October 2008
The Portuguese Dickens, Eça de Queíroz (who spent almost 15 years as consul in Newcastle and Bristol), left this last novel behind on his death in 1900. As timely now as then, it follows – with a smart balance of satire, irony and lyric grace – the progress of a rich brat who quits the city to find fulfilment in rural life.
Tuesday 16 September 2008
With a name like Ferrari, you might be expected to get off to a whirlwind start. The debut of Laurence Ferrari, as the presidentially-approved star of French television news, has been both pedestrian and accident-prone.
Saturday 30 August 2008
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Sunday 27 July 2008
Carlos Sastre steered clear of trouble on the 21st and final stage of the Tour de France to seal overall victory and continue Spain's recent dominance of the world's greatest cycling race.
Sunday 27 July 2008
This afternoon, just as they have done for the past 23 years, the survivors of the Tour de France will speed up and down the Champs-Elysées in the race's largely symbolic final stage.
Saturday 26 July 2008
Pedal stroke by pedal stroke, the final, decisive act of this year's dramatic battle for the Tour de France will unfold in all its glory today, when Spaniard Carlos Sastre will attempt the near impossible and try to defend his yellow jersey against Australian Cadel Evans.
Saturday 26 July 2008
While England's top cricketers are agonising over whether they will risk their hides in another of their sport's meaningless, money-grubbing one-day "championships" in Pakistan in September, perhaps they will consider the possibility of playing like men before the end of their current assignment of real cricket against real opponents in the current Test series.
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