'She has only just come out of hospital - she should be resting' says source close to the president
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Friday 10 September 2010
French trio 1973 hail from the same Versailles suburbs that spawned Daft Punk and Air, and share the latter's melodic sweetness, albeit with a firmer grasp of pop classicism.
Tuesday 27 July 2010
Camping may seem to be an environmentally friendly kind of holiday but a new, even greener, form of "eco-camping" is taking root in France.
Monday 21 June 2010
And so adieu, the Carrousel du Louvre. Established as the heart of the Paris collections back in 1994 – when governing body La Chambre Syndicale decreed it a practical indoor and underground alternative to tents set up in the great museum's grounds – and with IM Pei's shimmering glass pyramid overhead, it was announced last week that it was to be used no longer.
Saturday 30 January 2010
Wednesday 13 January 2010
The niece of Quentin Davies, a junior Defence minister, has been jailed for 15 years for stabbing a man to death at her flat in Paris.
Wednesday 21 October 2009
Friday 16 October 2009
Saturday 19 September 2009
The landscape architect Kim Wilkie's recent commissions have often involved historic landscapes, but though he has great respect for their past stories, he's not a restorer. He doesn't do pastiche.
Hot Air: What's next for the enigmatic French duo who provided the soundtrack to a generation of dinner parties?
Saturday 19 September 2009
Two Frenchmen are having their photos taken inside an icing-sugar-pink complex of Modernist buildings in the dreamily named district of Belleville, a short cab ride from the Gare du Nord in central Paris. Smartly attired in an understated kind of way, the pair stand among the varied bits of vintage equipment in their own bespoke recording studio. With their upturned collars, pointed shoes and Gallic diffidence, they seem perfectly at home alongside the 20-year-old Moog sythesisers, mahogany mixing desks and cherrywood-veneer sound-proofing. They barely utter a word, offering only weak smiles and mildly perceptible nods. For a space designed to create noise, this could be one of the quietest, most thoughtful places in Paris.
Saturday 29 August 2009
As I handed over the cash, I thought (but, being British, did not say), "I asked for the bill, not an on-the-spot fine." The kind of people who are inclined to drown their sorrows maintain that the world looks better through the bottom of a glass. I was gazing at the bottom of a glass, specifically an all-too-empty 25cl vessel that had latterly contained draught lager. For the previous hour I had been emulating millions of other British travellers: practising the art of sipping slowly.
Wednesday 26 August 2009
Tuesday 28 July 2009
Call it a pretzel moment. When George W Bush choked on a salty snack and lost consciousness while watching television alone in the White House in 2002, it felt like the last word in presidential indignity. But now George has some serious competition in the compact shape of Nicolas Sarkozy.
Monday 27 July 2009
French President Nicolas Sarkozy was discharged today from the hospital where he spent the night after collapsing while jogging. Doctors said his illness was due to heat and overwork and ordered the 54-year-old to rest but prescribed no further medical treatment, his office said.
Saturday 11 July 2009
Baroque is having a moment. It seems that the style that dominated Europe throughout much of the 17th and 18th centuries with its dazzling expressions of wealth and opulence could turn out to be a surprising but perfect antidote to our gloomy, penny-pinching times.
Tuesday 23 June 2009
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
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