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How we met: ‘We went straight into sharing a bed and a bathroom with no door’
Joanna and Sarah, both 28, were strangers when they decided to live together while studying abroad in Paris, but they bonded over a series of housing disasters

Lizzie Cernik

23, May, 2024 @10:00 AM

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France ‘investigating whether Russia behind’ graffiti on Holocaust memorial
Reports say investigators looking into possibility that Russian security services ordered vandalism in Paris

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

22, May, 2024 @11:43 AM

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‘Otherworldly’: spiked clay sculpture by unknown Mexican ceramicist wins Loewe Foundation craft prize
Starry awards ceremony honours Andrés Anza as artisans notice increased interest in their work

Alice Fisher

15, May, 2024 @2:51 PM

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Taylor Swift’s new Era Tours setlist – seven Tortured Poets songs added
As the latest leg of her tour gets under way, fans are closely watching the evolution of the singer’s setlist

Guardian staff

10, May, 2024 @9:51 PM

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Taylor Swift debuts new tracks as she returns to The Eras Tour
Pop star thrills Paris crowds with songs from newest album The Tortured Poets Department

Aneesa Ahmed

09, May, 2024 @9:50 PM

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Cupcakes and ticket warnings: Paris ready for sellout Taylor Swift shows
Even in a country less keen on US pop, singer’s arrival is a big deal, boosting business for everyone from hotels to bakeries

Kim Willsher in Paris

08, May, 2024 @2:00 PM

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Paris authority slated for hiking cost of Métro and bus trips during Olympics
Union says rise unwelcome for tourists and residents – but officials say holders of regular transport passes will not be affected

Kim Willsher in Paris

06, May, 2024 @12:30 PM

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Super-rich spending up to $500,000 on exclusive Paris Olympics packages
Third-party hospitality packages are outlawed, yet agency part-owned by associates of Rafael Nadal and LeBron James promises access to top events as well as to stars

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

04, May, 2024 @6:00 AM

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‘We’re infantilised or demonised’: French students criticise Gaza protests crackdown
University students air frustration that sit-ins motivated by peace are being shut down instead of heeded

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

03, May, 2024 @4:25 PM

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Going for gold! Have the Olympics overturned centuries of no-tipping etiquette in France?
With the Olympics just a few weeks away, waiters in Paris are apparently encouraging tips on top of the required 15% service charge. Sacré bleu!

29, Apr, 2024 @1:47 PM

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Aya Nakamura thanks fans for support over Olympics racism as she wins awards
French singer dedicates top prizes at Les Flammes ‘to all black women’ after backlash over rumoured Paris show

Anissa Rami in Paris

26, Apr, 2024 @11:37 AM

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Beetroot and beefless bourguignon as Paris Olympics embraces vegetarian cuisine
Top chefs say the Games will rebrand French gastronomy as a showcase for plant-based food

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

26, Apr, 2024 @11:05 AM

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