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Air France strike sparks travel chaos
French flag carrier Air France was set to scrap at least half its flights on Monday as pilots began a strike against the company's plan to develop its low-cost subsidiary. Several passengers were stranded as the week-long strike kicked off, sparking outrage among weary travellers such as Jean-Marc Ragot, who arrived from Nairobi to Paris to find his connecting flight to the eastern French city of Lyon cancelled.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
In Paris Now
A New Forest Begins
In the last few weeks, Paris has opened access to the first forest ever to be planted within the city itself. Covering a narrow strip less than half a kilometre long, and currently home to mere saplings, will it ever feel like a wild woodland? After visiting the transiant landscape of this creation in progress in 2013 , I was curious to see what the final result would be.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
St. Tropez has charm enough to attract 6 million visitors a year
The old fishing port of St. Tropez, France, is one of many tourist destinations to be found there, including museums, chateaus, cafes, markets and boutique shops. St. Tropez, France - The sexy, sunny siren of the Cote d'Azur, St. Tropez, has been luring men to the French Riviera long before Brigitte Bardot made it a jet-set touchstone with the 1956 film 'And God Created Woman.'
The New Zealand Herald
Our year in France
In May 2011, I moved to France with my husband and three daughters aged 8, 6 and 3. Michael, Isabella, Madeleine, Francesca and I had no real plan, we simply wanted to experience an OE together as a family somewhere in Europe at a time when work and school made it possible. We arrived in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the southeast of France with a long list of things to do.
Darien writer to discuss debut
Darien author Kristen Harnisch will discuss her debut novel, "The Vintner's Daughter," at the Darien Community Association next Friday. The novel, set in 1895, tells the story of 17-year-old Sara Thibault and her dream to follow in her father's footsteps as master winemaker at the family's Loire Valley vineyard.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
European River Cruises To Honor WWI
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Sanctions Keep Russia's Elite Away From French Riviera Vacation Breaks
For years, Nice Cote d'Azur airport received a steady stream of wealthy Russians touching down in corporate jets on their way to holiday homes on the French Riviera. As the Ukraine crisis deepens, that's begun to change.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
The Fairfield Ledger
Chronicling my European adventure
My youngest sister, Mary, caught a travel bug when she was in college. This led her to study abroad in Indonesia and Malaysia, and ultimately to land an English teaching job after college in Spain.
River Cruising for your honeymoon
Your honeymoon is the ultimate getaway from months of planning your dream wedding and a celebration of the new life you are beginning. Choosing what type of honeymoon you will enjoy is very important.
Bordeaux, Accelerated: Identifying A Cuvee Of Entrepreneurs
I'm a journalist who's especially interested in the business and politics of wine. My writing and photographs have appeared in print, online, and on the radio for outlets including BBC America, Decanter, The Atlantic, DailyBeast, Worth magazine, Food52.com, the Boston Globe and the Washington Post.
Chef Alain Ducasse to Be Inducted Into Hospitality Industry Hall of Honor
University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management 229 C. N. Hilton Hotel and College Houston, TX 77204-3028 United States Tollfree: 1 - 800 - HILTONS Visit Website Alain Ducasse, one of the world's most decorated chefs, will be inducted into the Hospitality Industry Hall of Honor this year at the University of Houston's Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management. The Hall of Honor, which is housed at Hilton College, was created in 1995 to recognize industry leaders who have made extraordinary contributions to American and international business and society.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
New Rochelle Talk
Downtown New Rochelle artist is attempting to raise $15,000 to paint another substantial mural
Patrick Bancel a local artist is attempting to raise $15,000 to paint a substantial mural on the walls of a Centre Avenue building . He will not be able to do this; partially by the absence of funding, but also by timing if the funding isn't in place in the next several days.
Versailles- la premi re partie et deuxi me partie
THE year 2004 was my first visit to Chateau de Versailles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site inscribed in 1979. It was the few days into spring but the crisp, cold air of winter was still blowing.
French Bollore, Renault-Nissan Seek Spark for Electric Vehicles
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Tue Sep 09, 2014
Renault will build Bollore's electric Bluecars
The companies will also carry out a feasibility study for Renault to develop and build a new three-seater electric vehicle equipped with Bollore's batteries to be sold to consumers, companies and municipalities. Under the agreement Renault will build Bluecar electric vehicles at its Dieppe plant in northwest France for the Bollore Group's car-sharing program.
Lindley dad Mark Cliffe celebrates after being named top fundraiser in Scumrun race
Casey's Crew who are taking part in this year's Scumrun across Europe: Richard Cliffe, John Cliffe and Mike Storey John Cliffe, 36, together with his father Richard and friend Mark Storey took part in the famous Scumrun earlier this year. The four-day race sees 100 cars travel across Europe.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
WAM Theatre's Fresh Takes Play Reading Series Concludes with WAXWORKS, 9/21
WAM Theatre has announced the cast for a reading of Waxworks by Trina Davies, the final reading in the Fresh Takes Play Reading Series. An exploration of the tales we are told and the heroes and villains we create, Waxworks tells the story of Madame Tussaud, an extraordinary artist who developed the first worldwide entertainment brand.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Brittany's 'Duck' And 'Duckling' Islands Make The Cutest Little French Escape
It's almost time for leaf-peeping in Paris -- but before you go, do yourself a favor and soak up summer's last bits on islands off the Brittany coast. These adorable little islands go by the names Houat and Hoedic -- that's "duck" and "duckling" in Breton.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Brad DeLong's Semi-Daily Journal
Liveblogging World War I: September 5, 1914: The Decision to Turn and Fight at the Marne
Through France as through Belgium the Germans left a blackened and defiled path as they passed. Villages were burned, civilians shot, homes looted and torn, horses ridden through rooms, artillery wagons dragged across gardens, latrines dug in the family burial plot of the PoincarA©s at NubA©court.
France raises a glass as craft beer...
A citrus-flavoured blonde beer to go with foie gras or a peat-smoked brew perfect for whisky lovers: Three decades after microbreweries faced near extinction in wine-dominated France, craft beer is finally taking off. Bruno Torres, French owner of microbrewery "La Baleine", poses with artisanal beer bottles in his brewery on June 12, 2014 in Paris - by Pierre Andrieu With the number of small breweries nearly doubling since 2010, some craft beers are even making it onto the menus of some of Paris's best restaurants.