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Camping in France is a full-on bargain: Discovering the delights of Ardeche from thrilling rapids to chowing down on frogs' legs
Les Ranchisses is in southern France in the heart of a national park. The Daily Mail's Vince Graff and his thrill-seeking family visited the campsite and enjoyed sampling the local cuisine.
French is 'world's best nationality' according to index that ranks countries on economic strength and business-growing potential, with the UK 13th and America 27th
It is top of the Henley & Partners – Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index, which ranks nationalities based on economic strength, human development, peace and stability.
Paris is best explored on foot, at some point however, you will need to use public transport, so we’ve put together a guide. to help you through the minefield of information.
British firm blames ministers for refusing to think again on post-Brexit blue passports as it RULES OUT appealing against decision to award contract to Dutch rival
De La Rue, which currently produces the passports, said it had 'considered all the options' but concluded that the chances of success were 'slim'.
Bragging, moi? Macron delivers embarrassing snub to Theresa May by claiming he's closest to Donald Trump and has a 'very personal relationship' with the US President
French President Emmanuel Macron snubbed Theresa May in an interview. He bragged of his 'very personal relationship' with US President Donald Trump.
France has announced moves that will culminate in Syria's President Bashar al-Assad being stripped of his Legion of Honour award, as President Macron strives to reform the honours system.
‘Gotta move those’: Tennis star Thanasi Kokkinakis is left hobbling on crutches after tripping over an advert sign during a match
Thanasi Kokkinakis' (pictured) French Open preparations may be in tatters after he tripped over an advertising barrier. 'Gotta move those' he tweeted, after falling over and injuring his knee.
The case first came to court last summer after the authorities in the south-western city of Toulouse were alerted when the parents tried to name their child 'Jihad'. (file picture)
Brothers in arms: President Macron and Prime Minister Trudeau demonstrate their growing bromance as they hug each other during meeting in Paris
The two young leaders, both progressives in their 40s, exchanged a hug on the steps of the Elysee Palace in Paris on Monday.
Why Britain played second fiddle to France in Syria strikes: UK has NO ships that can fire cruise missiles and the planes that did entered service 38 years ago and will be retired next year
The UK fired eight Storm Shadow missiles out of 105 used to punish Bashar al-Assad for his chemical attack in Douma last Saturday - fewer than the French and the Americans.
Flawless finish: Revealing photos show how people look before AND after running a marathon (and some fare MUCH better than others)
Captured by photographer Flavien Prioreau and shared to a French fitness site, the portraits from last week's Paris marathon show the runners looking surprisingly unfazed by their charity event.
The White House hits back at Macron’s claim he ‘persuaded Trump to stay in Syria’ and insists ‘his plans have not changed'
Asked about Macron's comments, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders stressed that Trump's plans for the region have not changed.
Macron claims he has convinced Trump to 'stay in Syria long-term' and that air strikes in are not a declaration of war
'We have not declared war on the regime of Bashar al-Assad,' French President Macron said in a television interview, a day after France joined the United States and Britain in launching strikes.
Thieves steal golden case containing the HEART of a French queen in raid condemned as an attack on the nation's 'common heritage'
The six-inch oval case made for Anne of Brittany, which weighs around 100 grams, was displayed in the Thomas-Dobrée museum in Nantes. Robbers stole it over the weekend.
'A perfectly executed strike last night': Trump claims coordinated assault on Syria with France and the UK 'could not have had a better result' as White House says the 'images of dead and dying children' after chemical attack forced the president to act
The president said Saturday: 'Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military. Could not have had a better result. Mission Accomplished!'
Trump vows to sanction MORE airstrikes against Syria if Assad dares to use chemical weapons again, as Nikki Haley tells UN Security Council members they have FAILED miserably to tackle his evil regime
Ambassador Haley told the UN Security Council she had 'spoken to Trump' about the strikes and that his administration were 'locked and loaded' to attack again if Assad used chemical weapons.
Strikes on Syria will exacerbate country’s humanitarian catastrophe, claims Putin as Russian ambassador warns White House there will be 'consequences' after Syria strikes while Moscow politician compares Trump to 'Hitler'
The Russian leader is calling for an emergency meeting of the United Nations' Security Council over the strikes, which he said had a 'destructive influence' on international relations.'
‘It was the right thing to do’: May says joining US and France in airstrikes against Syrian regime was the ONLY WAY to deter more chemical atrocities as she defends refusal to give MPs a vote and claims attack was ‘a success’
The Prime Minister said the reprisals appeared to have been 'successful' in degrading the regime's capacity to commit such 'harrowing' acts in the future.
Ayatollah Ali Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the attack on Syria by the United States, France and Britain would not achieve any gains and condemned the action as a 'crime'.
Donald Trump, Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron have all justified their strikes on three facilities linked to the production of chemical weapons in Syria.
'The red line has been crossed': French President Emmanuel Macron says there is 'no doubt' Assad regime was responsible for chemical attack as his forces join US-led airstrikes
French President Emmanuel Macron said the Syrian regime 'crossed a red line' with the chemical attack on Douma as he ordered his forces to join the US and UK in airstrikes.
Video shows French planes taking off from base in route to bomb Syria after Trump announces military strikes against 'evil and despicable' Assad
The French presidency on Saturday issued a video showing what it said were war planes taking off following President Donald Trump's announcement of strikes against Damascus.
'If Russian blood is shed, then Russia will retaliate': Ex-General warns the Kremlin could bomb Cyprus and repeats threats to US ships
Former Russian Lieutenant-General Evgeny Buzhinskiy said any intervention by the US, Britain and France could be a ‘direct way to military confrontation' with Vladimir Putin
Russia has announced that Syrian forces have retaken Eastern Ghouta, Syria, where chemical weapons hit civilians on Saturday, AFP reports.
'He was a great man - I was just pretty': Serge Gainsbourg's lover Jane Birkin admits she's only famous because she moaned her way through 'Je t'aime' as exhibition captures their most intimate moments
The photographs of the English actress and French singer-songwriter, 20 years her senior - which chart their love affair from 1964 to 1979 - were taken by Jane's brother, Andrew Birkin.
French president Macron says he has PROOF that Assad launched horrifying gas attack in Syria that killed at least 40
The French President suggested chlorine may have been used in the atrocity that left at least 40 dead in Douma, Syria, and prompted Donald Trump to consider launching airstrikes.
Netflix pulls out of Cannes Film Festival following its ban on movies which are not released into cinemas
Netflix Inc says it is totally pulling out of the Cannes Film Festival next month after organizers banned the streaming platform's films from competition for its refusal to release them in cinemas.
This is the shocking moment a team of workers had to run for their lives from a powerful avalanche in Tignes, France.
Breathtaking exhibits at new immersive art museum in Paris allow visitors to walk around INSIDE famous paintings
A new museum in Paris called Atelier des Lumières is opening this week. The name translates to the Studio of Lights. The museum features blown-up versions of paintings.
Shopping centre owner Hammerson rejects £5bn bid from French property group sparking fears of a hostile raid
Hammerson, which owns 22 centres including the Bull Ring in Birmingham (pictured), is being stalked by Paris-based Klepierre but boss David Tyler claims the proposal very significantly undervalues it.
How can the French passport firm be trusted? As the Mail’s passport petition hits 310,000, evidence of the foreign bidder’s security blunders emerges
Gemalto, the Government's preferred bidder for the post-Brexit passport, was revealed to have supplied Estonia with as many as 750,000 ID cards with security flaws.
Breathtaking drone footage shows extreme athletes performing incredible acrobatics on a highline more than 550ft above the ground in snowy French mountains
Standing more than 550 feet above the ground near a secret location near Grenoble, France, Lukas Irmler and Pablo Signoret perform Alpine acrobatics in February 2018.
French navy ship equipped with cruise missiles that could strike Assad was 'aggressively buzzed by a Russian warplane' in the Mediterranean
The incident, first reported by Le Point magazine, comes as tensions mount between Russia and Western nations following a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria on April 7.
Now America says Assad is guilty of GENOCIDE: US diplomat makes claim as Britain and France back Trump's call for action over horrific chemical attack… but Russia VETOES bid to launch probe into the incident
France warned it would retaliate against the Syrian regime if evidence emerged that the 'red line' of chemical weapons had been crossed in rebel-held Douma.
Tens of thousands of passengers are stranded as Germany and France's biggest airlines are grounded by strikes
Germany's biggest carrier Lufthansa was forced to cancel 800 out of 1,600 scheduled flights, including 58 long-haul flights, as public sector workers including ground crew walked out.
'The longest 15 minutes of my life': helmet cams capture the moment a skier is engulfed by an avalanche – and his euphoria when his friends dig him out just in time
This is the dramatic moment where a skier gets caught in an avalanche while skiing in Andorra. The pro-athlete was rescued by friends after being buried under 1 metre of snow.
Number of Britons becoming citizens of other EU countries DOUBLED in the year of the Brexit vote (and Germany is the most popular choice)
Some 6,555 British nationals became citizens of other member states in 2016 - a rise of 165 per cent on the previous year, according to data from the EU statistics agency Eurostat.
Thousands of French police tear down flaming barricades and fire tear gas as they clear a protest camp built ten years ago to stop an airport being built
One person has been arrested and scattered clashes occurred after 2,500 police moved into the site in Notre-Dame-des-Landes early Monday.
Eurostar from London cancelled AGAIN as French train strikes cost rail operator SNCF £87million so far - with 12 weeks of industrial action still planned
The French rail strikes continue this week, with third of London to Paris services cancelled today, despite Eurostar stating that they expected to be running at 80 per cent capacity on Monday.
REVEALED: The baby-faced French partyboy, 23, accused of being a 'drug kingpin who ran a secret backpacker ring so he could open a CREPERIE' in Sydney
This is the partyboy Frenchman police allege was secretly a drug kingpin using his proceeds of crime to buy a creperie.
Desperate French father pulls toddler through train window as passengers rush to get on after strikes force cancellation of 90 per cent of services in France
Rail service in France and the Eurostar international is expected to remain 'very disturbed' today, with 86 percent of trains cancelled nationwide, according to forecasts from state-owned rail network SNCF.
Michelle Dockery oozes elegance in strapless red dress as she accepts award at Cannes International Series Festival
The actress, 36, stayed true to her role as she turned heads on the pink carpet at the Canneseries festival held at Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France, on Saturday.
British driver, 57, loses his license in France after being clocked doing almost twice the legal speed limit in a £208,000 McLaren supercar
The 57-year-old, who has not been named, touched speeds of almost 100mph in Cassignas, a town in Toulouse, in the south west of France.
Eurostar slashes its ticket price from London to Disneyland Paris from just £38 one way - but holidaymakers will have to be quick
Subject to availability, passengers who buy tickets before July 31 will get the discounted price for journeys from London to the Paris attraction between March 21 and November 6.
The rapper, 35, slipped her famous hourglass curves into saucy lace jeans - which teased at her legs underneath - as she left her hotel in the city and made her way to Charles de Gaulle airport.
France flags 78,000 people as security threats on vast police database sharing information about Europe's most dangerous residents
The data has led to questions about whether the system is being misused, with different countries applying different criteria.
Kendall Jenner commands attention in a bright yellow jacket and skinny grey jeans she heads out for the day in Paris
Kendall Jenner has been using the sidewalks of Paris as her own private runway over the past week.
The 22-year-old supermodel looked utterly delighted to be off-the-clock while she posed infront of the Renaissance palace clad in her padded green jacket in a candid series of Insta Stories.
She recently revealed that horses help her with her anxiety when her busy schedule gets too much in an interview with Vogue last month.
London Eurostar services are cancelled and Disney trains rerouted as three months of rail and air strikes begin in France as unions try to force Macron to back down over reforms
One in four Eurostar services connecting the UK with France and Brussels, as well as Disneyland Paris, will not run during strike days, affecting some 29,000 people.
Kendall Jenner draws attention to her slender frame in fitted black corset as she steps out in Paris
The statuesque model was in high spirits as she exited her hotel and greeted onlookers, shortly after making the trans-Atlantic journey to France from her native United States.
Nicolas Sarkozy was held by the police in March 2018, having been accused of receiving $59m from Muammar Gaddafi. Here is all the information on the former President of France.
Fairground carousel operator is charged with manslaughter after a father was thrown to his death in front of his child in France
The unnamed father-of-two died when the fairground ride in central France collapsed, sending cars hurtling into the ground. Now the operator has been charged with manslaughter.
French medic nicknamed 'Dr. Vertical', who devoted his life to mountain rescues, dies in an avalanche while ski hiking off-piste in Chamonix
Dr Emmanuel Cauchy, 58, was hit by a massive wall of snow and ice which cascaded into his skiing party near the resort of Chamonix, in eastern France.
Eurostar travellers are warned to expect travel chaos as France braces for mass three-month rail strikes in protest against Macron’s government
British Eurostar travellers be among those hit by the French industrial action set to last for three months, with dozens high-speed train services to and from Paris, as well as nearby Disneyland cancelled.
The accident happened on a merry-go-round ride with 14 cars attached to a central rotating carousel, Laurent Buffard, deputy mayor of Neuville-sur-Saone near Lyon, said. The man was on the ride.
Fraudsters steal French first lady Brigitte Macron's identity and use fake email address to scam their way into VIP functions around the world
Brigitte Macron, the 64-year-old wife of President Emmanuel Macron, 40, was said to be 'hugely upset' by the scandal, which was aimed at 'severely damaging her reputation'.
France mourns as funerals take place for the retired winemaker, bricklayer, butcher and hero policeman slain in ISIS gunman's rampage and supermarket siege
The coffins of Herve Sosna, Christian Medves and Jean Mazieres were put on display in the town square of Trebes, a small town in southern France, before their funerals.
Vegan is found guilty of condoning terrorism for saying she had 'no sympathy' for butcher murdered by ISIS fanatic in French supermarket
The woman, named by the French press as vegan cheese maker Myriam-Serge Jouglet, is convicted for condoning on Facebook the murder of a butcher who was killed by a rampaging jihadist.
Former French President Sarkozy is ordered to stand trial for 'attempting to influence a JUDGE' during probe into claims he took illicit payments from L'Oreal heiress for his election campaign
Nicolas Sarkozy has been ordered to stand trial for trying to 'influence' a judge who was investigating whether his 2007 election campaign received illicit payments from L'Oreal heiress.
Stolen car driven at soldiers jogging in France was not terrorism related, prosecutor says, days after ISIS killer began rampage by shooting police officers from a car
A local prosecutor in southern France has scotched speculation that a bid to run over soldiers in a stolen car was terror-related - he said no religious language was used during the incident.
'A vulnerable woman murdered for being Jewish': President Macron joins family of Holocaust survivor, 85, for her funeral after she was stabbed to death in 'anti-Semitic' attack in Paris
French President Emmanuel Macron joined Mireille Knoll's grieving family for the service in Bagneux, Paris, five days after she was stabbed to death in her flat in an anti-Semitic attack.
Bella Hadid flashes her cleavage in a plunging top while Gigi turns heads in a cropped sweater as supermodel sisters step out in Paris
The supermodel sisters displayed their chic senses of style in matching nude tops and flared trousers, as they left the Royal Monceau hotel and embarked on another day in the capital.
President Macron hails hero cop killed in ISIS hostage siege as a symbol of 'the French spirit of resistance' as he warns that 'underground Islamism' is 'corrupting' minds
Lt. Col. Arnaud Beltrame, 44, was stabbed in the throat and shot repeatedly after taking the place of a female hostage during the siege in Carcassonne, southwest France, last Friday.
Births in the EU: French women have the most children while those in Italy and Spain have the fewest (so how does your country fare?)
Official statistics obtained from the 28 nations in the bloc show there are 192 births for every 100 mothers in France - at a rate of 1.92. The UK came fourth.
Man accused of stabbing 85-year-old Jewish Holocaust survivor to death in 'anti-Semitic attack' at her Paris apartment 'screamed "Allahu Akbar" while killing her'
Two men, one a convicted paedophile and the other a vagrant burglar, have been charged with knifing Mireille Knoll to death at her home in the French capital then burning her body.
ISIS killer carried out supermarket rampage after he was summoned to meet anti-terror cops, it emerges, as France prepares to say farewell to hero policeman who died saving hostages
Radouane Lakdim killed four people on Friday in three separate shootings in the southern French towns of Carcassonne and Trebes, where he took hostages at a supermarket before being shot dead.
There's a reason why they say that Paris is for lovers, here are our top picks of romantic hotels in the City of Love with your other half.
Ministers are warned the 'cheapest is not necessarily the best' amid storm over awarding the contract for Brexit blue passports to a FRENCH firm
Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott said British passports should be made in the UK, citing concerns over security and protection of jobs.
I'm not rude, I'm just French! Waiter fired for being 'aggressive, rude and disrespectful at Vancouver restaurant sues for 'discrimination against his culture'
Guillaume Rey, who worked at a restaurant in Vancouver, British Colombia, filed a complaint against his former employer, claiming 'discrimination against my culture.'
Home at last: WWII pilot who died when his fighter plane was shot down in France will finally be buried at Arlington Cemetery after his New York son helped find his lost remains
US pilot Lt. Frank Fazekas was flying a P-47 Thunderbolt when it came down on a French farm 20 miles from the English Channel after being hit by German fire in May 1944.
Hero French policeman who swapped places with hostage during ISIS supermarket siege had his throat slashed and was shot in the head by terrorist, autopsy reveals
Lieutenant Colonel Arnaud Beltrame, 44, was one of four people killed by 26-year-old terrorist Redouane Lakdim during the terror attack in Trebes and Carcassonne last week.
Former EastEnders' star Joe Swash left 'shaken' after he was 'threatened by blade-wielding thug' during ski holiday in France
The publication reported that the incident took place at 1:15am on Thursday when the man presented the knife at him and his friends during an argument which resulted in the police being called.
Jewish woman, 85, is found stabbed to death after fire in her Paris flat, as police say they have not ruled out anti-Semitic motive
Two men have been arrested over the death of Mireille Knoll, 85, who is thought to have been murdered in her flat in the French capital, where she lived alone.
Cheeses from France are being recalled from various supermarkets such as IGA and Supa IGA after concerns of listeria contamination. It comes after six people died from listeria from rockmelons.
Pictured: ISIS fanatic who was shot dead by French police after shouting 'Allahu Akbar, I'll kill you all' and murdering three people in supermarket siege
ISIS fanatic Radouane Lakdim was shot dead by police in France after he killed three people in a gun rampage and supermarket siege.
Home Secretary signed off on the deal to give £490million Britain blue passport contract to the French
Home Secretary Amber Rudd gave the green light to Gemalto – a European firm listed on the French and Dutch stock exchanges – to win the £490million contract over UK company De La Rue.
ISIS killer 'took his little sister to school' then murdered three people before being shot dead: How the French terror attack unfolded
Redouane Lakdim, 26, hijacked a car in the town of Carcassonne before storming a nearby Super U supermarket where he was shot dead by French police. Here is how the attack unfolded.
What happens when the French go on strike – just as everyone needs their passports? ROBERT HARDMAN visits De La Rue’s factory and finds shock and fury among its deeply, highly skilled Geordie workforce
You could hear the slapping of thighs across the Continent yesterday, from the lunch tables of Brussels to every foreign ministry in the eurozone, WRITES ROBERT HARDMAN.