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Phoenix - A new French revolution

Sofia Coppola is their official groupie and they recorded their album on the Seine. Rob Sharp meets the achingly hip Phoenix

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French troops march to their deaths in red kepis, the British in brown uniforms

Close-up: Charles Hazlewood

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Matthew Norman: Bottom of the class, Mr Lammy

The higher education minister displays a psychosis-inducing complacency

The Man Who Outshone the Sun King, By Charles Drazin

If visitors to Versailles find it grandiose and overblown, they can blame Nicolas Foucquet. The humble tax-collector turned economics minister to the king of France had, at Vaux-le-Vicomte, shown the power of architecture to butttress personal grandeur.

Five luxury French campsites

Woodland hideaway or child-friendly pitch by the beach? Andy Szczuka chooses life under canvas

Leading article: The wrong moment to be strutting the world stage

A popular cartoon in Punch magazine at the end of the First World War showed President Woodrow Wilson, founder of the League of Nations, stepping over the Atlantic Ocean in order to attend the Versailles peace conference. "Now to get back to a continent where I'm appreciated," he says, crossly.

My Week: Daisy Goodwin

The poetry champion steps up up her campaign to encourage school children to learn verses off by heart

Robert Polidori: Versailles, Flowers Central, London

Glamour and grease of Paris's fantasy palace

Album: Murcof, The Versailles Sessions (Leaf)

Murcof, aka Barcelona-based Mexican composer Fernando Corona, is probably best known for his blending of classical and electronic music in multimedia pieces such as Oceano; but until that is reduced to CD size, this album of music commissioned to accompany a festival makes for a pleasing stopgap.

A Little History of the World, By EH Gombrich

In 1935, a jobless postgrad in Vienna inspected an English world-history primer for children with a view to translating it, and decided he could write a better book. So he did, a 39-chapter canter from the Neanderthals to the Treaty of Versailles, within six weeks. A few years later, Gombrich was a refugee in London, while the Nazis proscribed his "little history" as pacifist.

Last treasures of the French royal family go under the hammer in Paris

Marie Antoinette's purse will be put up for auction next week by heirs to the Comte de Paris

Madame de Maintenon, By Veronica Buckley

The true story of a beggar who rose through society and married a king

Album: Boesset/Campra/Lully, 200 Ans de Musique à Versailles (CMBV)

Last year the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles celebrated its 20th anniversary with performances from France's most celebrated period instruments ensembles.

Ramsay's food too 'timid' for California's tastes

He's done the hype and the star-studded celebrity opening party. Now Gordon Ramsay is experiencing the seemingly inevitable downside to one of his overseas restaurant openings: a critical backlash.

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