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Josephine Baker, music hall star and civil rights activist, enters Panthéon
French-American war hero is first Black woman inducted into Paris mausoleum for revered figures

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

30, Nov, 2021 @6:16 PM

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How a Paris designer built a family home in an old mirror factory
By combining warm colours and reclaimed materials, a Parisian workshop is now a contemporary home

Nell Card

27, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Smell of success: How Chanel No 5 gained a sprinkling of stardust
As the fragrance turns 100, Chanel’s perfumer-in-chief Olivier Polge describes what it takes to create and curate a classic brand

Michael Segalov

20, Nov, 2021 @1:05 PM

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French presidential hopeful Éric Zemmour begins race hate trial
Far-right TV pundit on trial for calling unaccompanied child migrants ‘thieves, killers and rapists’

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris and agencies

17, Nov, 2021 @1:47 PM

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France ‘did everything it could’ to foil terror attacks, Hollande tells court
Ex-president tells trial the government had no prior warning of Paris 2015 attacks

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

10, Nov, 2021 @6:07 PM

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Rise of far right puts Dreyfus affair into spotlight in French election race
As Emmanuel Macron opens a museum dedicated to the exonerated Jewish soldier, ultra-nationalists led by Éric Zemmour again question his innocence

Jon Henley

30, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Spanish rail reveals plans for high-speed London to Paris link
State operator Renfe says Channel tunnel service competing with Eurostar can be ‘viable and profitable’

Sam Jones in Madrid

27, Oct, 2021 @11:43 AM

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Playlist review – relatable, quirky Parisian quarter-life drama
Graphic novelist Sophie is disillusioned with adulthood in Nine Antico’s black and white, Paris-set drama of twentysomething life

Cath Clarke

22, Oct, 2021 @4:44 PM

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Bataclan survivors recall being held hostage as gunmen fired on crowd
Group of 11 were forced to watch massacre and then used as human shields, trial over Paris attacks hears

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

19, Oct, 2021 @6:06 PM

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‘There was blood everywhere’: UK and Irish survivors on 2015 Bataclan attack
Witnesses to atrocity in Paris music venue that killed 90 talk of playing dead and trying to help the wounded

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

15, Oct, 2021 @6:44 PM

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New French film paints Eiffel Tower engineer as hopeless romantic
Period drama Eiffel portrays the anger the building of the tower provoked in 1880s

Kim Willsher in Paris

13, Oct, 2021 @2:30 PM

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Abolhassan Banisadr obituary
Writer and politician who became Iran’s first president after the 1979 revolution

Trevor Mostyn

11, Oct, 2021 @4:36 PM

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