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Paris, 1942: La vie en rose

A new exhibition of colourful images depicting everyday life under Nazi occupation in the French capital has been attacked as a historical whitewash. John Lichfield reports

Father and daughter trade insults in the bitter battle for 'Sarkoland'

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Supermodel Katoucha found dead in river Seine

Police in Paris have found the body of one of the world's first black supermodels, a month after she went missing on her way home from a party.

Body of top model found in Paris

A body found in the River Seine was that of Katoucha Niane, a former supermodel for Yves Saint Laurent and other top designers, police said today.

Le Pen's HQ up for sale as party declines

For sale: prestigious offices overlooking the river Seine. Previously the headquarters of famous and (once) successful, xenophobic, political party. Offers over €16m (£12m).

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Valentine's special: You, me, the moonlight - and the patter of tiny feet

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Paris mourns passing of a cathedral of industry

As 90 years of French social and industrial history falls to the bulldozer,John Lichfield looks at what will replace Renault's fabled factory on the Seine

48 Hours In Waterside Paris

There's plenty for water babies to do in the city of romance, from trips along the Seine to lazing on the beach, says Rhiannon Batten

Beach life suits Paris well, but we shouldn't copy it

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