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”

Twelve things tourists do that annoy Parisians


Stop getting robbed: Visitors need to realize, according to one reader, that they are giving the city a bad name by getting pickpocketed all the time. Victims of petty crime in the capital will be aghast at the suggestion they did anything wrong, especially given the number of scams they can fall victim to, butContinue reading “Twelve things tourists do that annoy Parisians”

Lay off the French – They are not that rude


France’s foreign minister and tourist chiefs think the renowned French rudeness to visitors is a problem that needs resolving but are they really unwelcoming and unfriendly to visitors? Surely it’s time to put that cliché to bed, argues The Local’s Ben McPartland This week the French government gave the world another chance to cement theContinue reading “Lay off the French – They are not that rude”

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


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 enjoyingContinue reading “‘Paris is pricey, but it’s the best city for students’”

French restaurants where your looks decide your seat


Two trendy Parisian restaurants have been accused of seating guests according to how good-looking they are to raise the tone of the establishments By Henry Samuel(UK Telegraph) Paris Two trendy Parisian restaurants have been accused of seating guests according to how good-looking they are to raise the tone of the establishments.Former hostesses have claimed thatContinue reading “French restaurants where your looks decide your seat”

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


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

Preparing for 2014 World Cup Brazilian Prostitutes Taking Free English Classes


SAO PAULO — Prostitutes in one of Brazil’s biggest cities are beginning to sign up for free English classes ahead of this year’s Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup. Cida Vieira, president of the Association of Prostitutes in the city of Belo Horizonte, said Tuesday that 20 have already signed up for the courses andContinue reading “Preparing for 2014 World Cup Brazilian Prostitutes Taking Free English Classes”

First Miss Black France causes controversy


Controversial beauty contest “Miss Black France” crowned a Senegalese student in Paris this weekend. But the event, picketed by far-right protesters, has divided opinion in France. Mbathio Beye, a 21-year-old Senegalese student of marketing strategy in Paris was crowned Miss Black France . Romy Niaba, a 22-year-old political science student of Ivory Coast descent, andContinue reading “First Miss Black France causes controversy”

French gay Muslims: Muhammad would approve of our marriage


A Muslim who became the first French man to marry his same sex partner in an Islamic religious ceremony has said that if the prophet Muhammad were alive today he would be happy to marry same sex couples.Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed (right) and his partner, Qiyaammudeen Jantjies-Zahed Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed was born in Algeria in 1977 and movedContinue reading “French gay Muslims: Muhammad would approve of our marriage”

Man blocks ambulance ‘because he needed a cigarette’


Two brothers have been sentenced to eight months in jail after blocking an ambulance which was rushing a 7-year-old to hospital near Paris. One of the pair blamed his actions on the fact that he hadn’t had his first coffee and cigarette of the day. In Viry-Chatillon, south of Paris, a 7-year-old pupil swallowed aContinue reading “Man blocks ambulance ‘because he needed a cigarette’”