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20

Oct

French man using only things made in FranceThe journalist is conducting a 9-month ‘economic patriotism’ experiment by eating nothing but French food and using only French-made products.

French man using only things made in France
The journalist is conducting a 9-month ‘economic patriotism’ experiment by eating nothing but French food and using only French-made products.

13

Dec

Catfish hunt pigeons on landRun, pigeon, run!

Catfish hunt pigeons on land
Run, pigeon, run!

21

Sep

France rejects bullfighting banFrance holds dozens of bullfights every year, with more than 1,000 animals killed annually in bouts that supporters defend as a local tradition.

France rejects bullfighting ban
France holds dozens of bullfights every year, with more than 1,000 animals killed annually in bouts that supporters defend as a local tradition.

12

Jul

French duck seeks foie gras ‘asylum’ in CaliforniaActivists paraded a cartoon duck outside the U.S. embassy in Paris in a spoof bid to claim asylum for the bird after California’s ban on the delicacy.

French duck seeks foie gras ‘asylum’ in California
Activists paraded a cartoon duck outside the U.S. embassy in Paris in a spoof bid to claim asylum for the bird after California’s ban on the delicacy.

19

Jan

A troglodyte dwelling in France that’s dyn-o-miteA retired teacher purchases an abandoned quarry in France’s Pays de la Loire region and goes about converting, by hand, a network of previously excavated caves into a homey retreat.

A troglodyte dwelling in France that’s dyn-o-mite
A retired teacher purchases an abandoned quarry in France’s Pays de la Loire region and goes about converting, by hand, a network of previously excavated caves into a homey retreat.

05

Jan

Pierre Dukan urges students to be graded on their weightDukan suggests that students in their last 2 years of high school be awarded extra marks if they manage to maintain an acceptable Body Mass Index. Dukan promotes a high-protein diet that has seen him sell millions of books and win over a slew of celebrity followers.

Pierre Dukan urges students to be graded on their weight
Dukan suggests that students in their last 2 years of high school be awarded extra marks if they manage to maintain an acceptable Body Mass Index. Dukan promotes a high-protein diet that has seen him sell millions of books and win over a slew of celebrity followers.

11

Nov

French government outlaws vegetarian meals from schoolsEvery meal served at schools must contain animal products for nutritional purposes, according to the new law. The move has frustrated vegetarians, but one food blogger has mixed feelings.

French government outlaws vegetarian meals from schools
Every meal served at schools must contain animal products for nutritional purposes, according to the new law. The move has frustrated vegetarians, but one food blogger has mixed feelings.

27

Oct

Paris was a crowded city in the late 1700s. It had a burgeoning population clamoring for housing and burial plots. The city’s churches maintained their own graveyards within city limits, but they were overcrowded and unsanitary. To free up valuable real estate and get rid of the health hazard, they dug up the graves — all of them.Explore the catacombs of Paris

Paris was a crowded city in the late 1700s. It had a burgeoning population clamoring for housing and burial plots. The city’s churches maintained their own graveyards within city limits, but they were overcrowded and unsanitary. To free up valuable real estate and get rid of the health hazard, they dug up the graves — all of them.
Explore the catacombs of Paris

16

Jun

Is a tiny French village threatened by 2012 Apocalypse sects?Bugarach has drawn scrutiny from a government watchdog group over droves of visitors who believe it’s the one place that will survive a 2012 apocalypse. Bugarach, with a population of just 200, has long been considered magical, partly due to what locals claim is an ‘upside-down mountain’ where the top layers of rock are older than the lower ones.

Is a tiny French village threatened by 2012 Apocalypse sects?
Bugarach has drawn scrutiny from a government watchdog group over droves of visitors who believe it’s the one place that will survive a 2012 apocalypse. Bugarach, with a population of just 200, has long been considered magical, partly due to what locals claim is an ‘upside-down mountain’ where the top layers of rock are older than the lower ones.

21

Apr

Fashionable pet pied-à-terres from FranceJust in time for the high season of cute baby animals, France’s Pousse Créative unleashes ‘Design Objects for Pets,’ a line of stylish, green-roofed abodes for small dogs, cats, birds, rabbits and chickens.

Fashionable pet pied-à-terres from France
Just in time for the high season of cute baby animals, France’s Pousse Créative unleashes ‘Design Objects for Pets,’ a line of stylish, green-roofed abodes for small dogs, cats, birds, rabbits and chickens.