The Big Six: from outdoor Jacuzzis and inky interiors to views of the Eiffel Tower
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Saturday 02 July 2011
After missing the cut at the French Open yesterday, Bubba Watson said he wanted to leave the country "as quickly as possible".
Friday 24 June 2011
Danny is a professional boxer. He is fleeing Holland, where the rage he still feels led him to an unspecified violent act. Robert is driving to Pamplona. For years he has taken a week off from his family and nine-to-five job to run before the bulls in the festival. Robert picks Danny up and they drive together across France.
Saturday 12 February 2011
Saturday 22 January 2011
Every week competing companies give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a romantic weekend for two in Paris. Prices are per person, based on a Friday 11 February departure.
Thursday 16 December 2010
The Eiffel Tower was closed to visitors yesterday after workers at Paris's most-visited tourist site began an open-ended strike to protest against bullying management techniques, according to union leaders.
Wednesday 01 December 2010
US embassy cables have detailed how French President Nicolas Sarkozy's staff and ministers fear their leader's temper, and were concerned about the impact of his personal life on his presidency.
Friday 26 November 2010
Monday 04 October 2010
A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with several bomb threats in Paris, including one at a central railway station, French police said today.
Tuesday 28 September 2010
The Segway was hailed before its launch as a green transport solution of the future. One such believer in the emission-free scooter-cum-skateboard was a former Yorkshire miner turned multimillionaire philanthropist called Jimi Heselden, who last year bought the American firm which invented the self-righting two-wheeler. But in what appears to have been a freak accident, Mr Heselden has been found dead after apparently plunging 30ft over the side of a cliff while riding one of the machines he hoped would revolutionise the way we travel.
Wednesday 15 September 2010
More than 2,000 tourists were cleared from the Eiffel Tower and surrounding areas last night after a series of bomb threats. One of the French capital's largest metro interchanges, at Saint-Michel near Notre Dame cathedral, was also cleared after a warning call to authorities.
Wednesday 01 September 2010
There has been a trend towards gigantism in public sculpture in recent years. Antony Gormley's 20m Angel of the North in Gateshead kicked it off in 1998. Then, in 2005, came Manchester's 40m B of the Bang, followed in 2008 by Nottingham University's 60m Aspire tower. Anish Kapoor's 50m long Temenos was unveiled in Middlesbrough's docks earlier this year. But that is only the beginning. Mark Wallinger's 50m Ebbsfleet Horse will soon greet passengers as they emerge from the Channel Tunnel. And Mr Kapoor's 115m Orbit tower is due to open on the Olympic site in east London in 2012.
Friday 02 July 2010
Illegal Senegalese immigrants accused of selling unauthorised Eiffel Tower souvenirs have been arrested. Police detained 39 people at or near the tower in raids this week, while their Chinese employers were also detained.
Monday 21 June 2010
Thursday 10 June 2010
The widow of the underwater explorer, Jacques Cousteau, wants the French government to mark the centenary of his birth by helping to refloat his celebrated ship, the Calypso.
Thursday 20 May 2010
A lone thief has stolen five paintings worth a total of £430 million in an overnight raid on a Paris art museum.
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