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03  juillet     07h18
Driving, food and emergency phone calls: 6 essential articles for life in France
   From your legal rights to the best places in France to be a student via some tips for driving this summer and a culinary dilemma here are essential articles for life in France
French Riviera: 10 hidden gems in Nice that tourists miss
   Nice on the French Riviera is one of France s most visited cities but there s a lot more to it than the beach and the Promenade des Anglais We asked author and Nice resident of years Jeanne Oliver to share some of her favourite off the beaten track spots
Driving in France: What is télépéage and how does it work?
   Ever seen those drivers who avoid the queues at toll booths and driving straight through Here s how they do it
02  juillet     07h29
Inside France: Summer drought, Macron’s lengthy chat and women’s rights
   From the latest on political and health developments via summer holiday plans and the best drinks options our weekly newsletter Inside France looks at what we have been talking about in France this week
The post-Brexit tax rules on selling second-homes in France
   British second home owners in France who want to sell their properties are being warned of an extra layer of administration and expense in place since Brexit
Ten of the best day trips out of Paris
   Whether you live in Paris or are just visiting you might be looking for ideas for day trips here are some of our favourite spots within easy travelling distance of the City of Light
Planes, trains and roads: France’s timetable for 2022 summer strikes
   Unions representing railway workers airline staff and truck divers have already called for strikes in France over the summer and it s likely that more will follow here s your guide to the declared strike days and the services that will be affected
01  juillet     14h43
French police break-up fake Bordeaux wine ring
   Police investigating drug trafficking in south west France have broken up a counterfeit Bordeaux wine ring following an eight month investigation
Mayor of southern French town bans smoking in cars
   The mayor of a town in southern France has banned smoking in cars in an attempt to limit forest fires many of which are caused by carelessly discarded cigarette butts
What to do if you see a wildfire in France
   With France facing an unusually hot dry summer firefighters have warned that much of the country is like a tinderbox so here s what to do if you see a wildfire and some tips on how to prevent them
Australian PM welcomes ’new start’ in relations with France
   Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese welcomed a new start in relations with France as he met President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Friday after an acrimonious row between the countries over a submarine contract last year
Screenings of French films with English subtitles in July 2022
   Paris based cinema club Lost in Frenchlation is showing two French films with English subtitles this month before taking a well earned summer break Here s what s coming up
PODCAST: Travel, politics and Covid: What’s in store for France this summer?
   The Talking France podcast is back for the final episode of this series and taking a look ahead to summer from the possibility of early elections to eating snails the French tourism industry and the vital cultural importance of les grandes vacances
Our life is so much better here’ - Why do people move to France?
   From cycling opportunities to education retirement to romance and overwhelmingly an improvement in their quality of life readers of The Local have been sharing why they moved to France and what keeps them here
Reader question: Do the French really eat frogs, snails and horses?
   It s among the most persistent stereotypes of the French that they love to guzzle down on frogs legs snails and a juicy horse steak but are these eating habits really part of modern France
French Expression of the Day: C’est de la daube
   A daube is a delicious and hearty French stew but this expression is not something that you would aspire to
Masks and health pass: What are the Covid rules in France for summer 2022?
   If you re planning a trip to France in summer this is what you need to know about the Covid rules and recommendations that remain in place
Early travel alert on French roads as holidaymakers leave early to avoid rush
   France s roads watchdog has issued its first red travel warning of the summer
What changes in France in July 2022
   Summer s here and the time is right for national celebrations traffic jams strikes Paris beaches and changing the rules for new boilers
France charges widow 27 years after husband found beheaded
   French authorities on Thursday charged a woman with involvement in the murder of her husband almost years after he was found beheaded in a crime that has remained unsolved ever since