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Building will be four times size of original and stand next to copies of Eiffel Tower and Pyramids other world landmarks
'I injected my friends and family'
François Hollande, the man who wooed the French with the promise to be a "normal" president, has decided to depart from rules and conventions in the name of normality.
From the Dragon Ride in Wales to the Tour of County Tyrone, explore stunning scenery and get fit at the same time
From the Arc de Triomphe being crushed to the Eiffel Tower being struck with lightning or knocked over by a sandwich, here are the top ten films that feature Paris being destroyed.
They are pushy, rude and tiresomely chic. And soon the city's inhabitants will all be heading for the beach or the countryside.
When the Eiffel Tower was completed in 1889, it was originally – like the London Eye – intended to be a temporary installation, the entrance to the Exposition Universalle in the French capital. Once the magnificently tapering structure was complete, it quickly became the biggest draw in Paris. Plans to dismantle it were overturned, and for the next 41 years it was the highest structure in the world (until superseded by the Chrysler Building in New York).
After missing the cut at the French Open yesterday, Bubba Watson said he wanted to leave the country "as quickly as possible".
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.
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.
A lone thief has stolen five paintings worth a total of £430 million in an overnight raid on a Paris art museum.
Seine to be transformed if Mayor succeeds in shutting urban expressways
'I'd love to take a trip up the Amazon'
Academy designed to stop infighting between rival intelligence chiefs
Modernist block would be first in 20 years to break 37m height limit
An auction of historical oddities has prompted a flood of nostalgia among Parisians and foreigners alike. John Lichfield reports