In Pictures: 17,000 turn out for the poshest picnic in Paris


Photo: AFP From: The Local France This year’s “Dinner in white” – a chic, pop-up style picnic drew a record 17,000 diners all dressed in white. Here are some pictures of the impressive spectacle. The annual “diner en blanc” picnic took place in Paris on  at the Esplanade des Invalides and drew a record 17,000Continue reading “In Pictures: 17,000 turn out for the poshest picnic in Paris”

Dear, Canada, Britain, France, Mexico, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Nigeria, Argentina,Japan, New Zealand and the rest of the world.


Dear, Canada, Britain, France, Mexico, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Nigeria, Argentina,Japan, New Zealand and the rest of the world, Despite what you read and see on television. America and Americans haven’t lost our minds or our way.  We realize you are bombarded with negative sounds and images emanating from our great nation, leaving the impressionContinue reading “Dear, Canada, Britain, France, Mexico, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Nigeria, Argentina,Japan, New Zealand and the rest of the world.”

Snow pics: France’s most famed sites like you’ve never seen them before


The stunning Chateau de Chambord in the Loire Valley. All pictures AFP Have you ever seen the Iron Lady dressed in white or the Chateau de Chambord and Versailles Palace under a blanket of snow? The famous tourist sites in and around Paris are photogenic enough but under a rare covering of snow they lookContinue reading “Snow pics: France’s most famed sites like you’ve never seen them before”

Zzzzzz Your next-NEXT car will be Electric!


Yes, your next NEXT car will be electric.   A report from research firm,Bloomberg New Energy Finance says by 2022,” the report says, the cost of ownership of battery electric vehicles will fall below that of an internal combustion engine vehicle.  Bloomberg projects by 2040 25% of the cars globally will be electric. In 2016, nearlyContinue reading “Zzzzzz Your next-NEXT car will be Electric!”

Ten hidden gems in France you should visit this summer


There’s a whole lot more to summer travel in France than the Eiffel Tower, the Riviera, and Mont-Saint-Michel. By:Nicola Williams/The Local Travel guide publishers Lonely Planet, whose writer on France, Nicola Williams, has helped uncover some must-see sites that are rarely on the radar of most visitors. 1. Neuf-Brisach, eastern France No foray into FranceContinue reading “Ten hidden gems in France you should visit this summer”

Thirteen sure-fire ways to lose your French friends


Photo: nullplus /Depositphotos If you want to keep your French friends, then DO NOT do anything on this list. There’s a myriad of irritating things you could do to put off potential friends pretty much anywhere, like ordering the most expensive thing on the menu and asking to split the bill, or retelling that oneContinue reading “Thirteen sure-fire ways to lose your French friends”

Will the next President of France be a Conservative? Eight things to know about Fillon – ‘The French Thatcher’


  After winning the rightwing presidential primary, François Fillon will now be installed as the favorite to win next year’s presidential election. Here’s what you need to know about the open admirer of Margaret Thatcher. He’s a big fan of Margaret Thatcher Openly saying you are an admirer of the former Conservative British Prime Minister isContinue reading “Will the next President of France be a Conservative? Eight things to know about Fillon – ‘The French Thatcher’”

Nudists could soon be allowed to get naked in Paris


Nudists in Paris will be cheered by a new plan to finally allow them to hang out in a designated open air area, without fear of being arrested. Naturists in Paris have not felt themselves for a long time. The problem: They’ve never had anywhere to let it all hang out. Sure, there is theContinue reading “Nudists could soon be allowed to get naked in Paris”

Paris court rules it’s OK to call a gay hairdresser a ‘faggot’


According to a shock ruling by a Paris employment tribunal, calling a gay male hairdresser a “dirty faggot” is not a homophobic insult, because there are lots of gay male hairdressers. The ruling, which emerged this week in Metronews, has sparked obvious anger among the gay community, who have been left stunned, not only by theContinue reading “Paris court rules it’s OK to call a gay hairdresser a ‘faggot’”

How a call-girl and her Parisian lover were mistaken for terrorists


Police investigating the Paris terror attacks feared a fourth commando cell was still at large, but the suspected jihadists turned out to be a Belgian call-girl and her Parisian lover. The reason the pair of lovers were believed to be jihadists was simply down to pure coincidence rather than anything more sinister, Le Parisien newspaperContinue reading “How a call-girl and her Parisian lover were mistaken for terrorists”