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Orient Express offers journey back in time

April 22, 2014


The Orient Express lets out a whistle and a chug, just as it did 130 years ago when it pulled out of Paris’s Gare de Strasbourg on its inaugural journey to Istanbul. From: The Local Crowds of Parisians gathered to watch that first journey on October 4th 1883, and in the intervening years the train has […]

‘Paris is pricey, but it’s the best city for students’

January 18, 2014


Every year thousands of students come to France to study and most of them head to Paris. Giving us the lowdown on student life in the capital this week is American Anne Waldrop, who says even on a budget Paris is the place to study.  The famous Paris Sorbonne University and left Anne Waldrop enjoying […]

Her Tears Fooled France

October 29, 2013

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BY:Dan MacGuill/The Local France Since reporting her five-year-old daughter Fiona missing in May, Cécile Bourgeon has had the sympathy and support of the entire French nation. This week, though, she made an unthinkable confession and quickly became a figure of hatred in France. Who’s Cécile Bourgeon She’s a 25-year-old mother from Clermont-Ferrand in central France. […]

Congress, Tell Obama No!

September 3, 2013

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By: CityFella Pride, honor, war! President Obama drew a line in the sand and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad‘s crossed it.  We believe his government is using chemicals on its citizens .   Within hours, President Obama assembled Americas might, ready to make good on his threat. In the eleventh hour, someone reminded the president of the […]

Why elitism is dragging France down

May 26, 2013

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  France‘s National Assembly where the corridors are patrolled by an elite who are not good at doing their job, argues author Peter Gumbel. There is no egalité when it comes to France’s ruling class, which is dominated by an elite clique where a ‘jobs for the boys’ culture prevails, argues British author Peter Gumbel […]

Say ‘Allo’ to France’s very own Kim Kardashian

April 23, 2013

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Admirers call her a “bimbo”, and she considers her Double D cup breasts the “best investment” she ever made. A reality TV star, hungry for fame in the English-speaking world, meet Nabilla Benattia – the French Kim Kardashian. Who’s Nabilla Benattia? She’s a 20-year-old reality TV star and freelance model. Why has she been in […]

‘If you move to Paris on a whim, be prepared”

April 7, 2013

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For this week’s My French Career we meet tour guide for Localers, Thomas Butler, 28, from Dublin. He made an impulsive decision to move to the capital three years ago. Anyone can do it, he says, they just need to be prepared. How did you end up living in Paris? Well I came here on […]

Gay Marriage Debate in France

January 17, 2013

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Otherness homophobic! The outburst of violence that accompanies the current debate on “Marriage for All” leaves many feel it is directed by unconscious passions, or at least, reasons not clearly expressed, although some are well understood by some protesters share sides. War slogans War slogans seems emblematic of the balance of power is emerging as […]

Dependency: a ticking French timebomb

December 10, 2012


The problem of the aging population and people’s future dependency needs is not being addressed sufficiently by the state, associations helping the elderly fear. Private insurance is increasingly popular THE ticking demographic time-bomb of France’s increasingly aging population and its dependency issues urgently needs to be addressed by the state, warns a federation of associations […]

Michael Lyon Prominent Millionaire: Quickly Forks over 2.5 mil to settle suit

October 23, 2012

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Before the jurors were questioned.   Before all the plaintiff‘s and witnesses were seated.    Michael Lyon settled.   The plaintiffs: former nannies, family members and friends video recorded in bedrooms, bathrooms and showers in Lyons homes in Sacramento and Lake Tahoe.,saved the humiliation of reliving events surrounding  the tapings.  2.5 million dollars and a public apology will […]


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