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Category: France Travel News

France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches. Paris, its capital, is famed for its fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country is also renowned for its wines and sophisticated cuisine. Lascaux’s ancient cave drawings, Lyon’s Roman theater and the vast Palace of Versailles attest to its rich history.

Minister Bains: We monitor sale of Canada’s Bombardier Transportation to French Alstom SA

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 17, 2020

The Honorable Navdeep Bains, Canada's Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, made the following statement on the potential sale of ... Read More

First coronavirus death in Europe: Chinese tourist dies in Paris hospital

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 15, 2020

An 80-year-old Chinese tourist has died from the new coronavirus at a Paris hospital, marking the first death confirmed outside of Asia and the ... Read More

How did Airbus do in 2019?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 13, 2020

Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) reported Full-Year (FY) 2019 consolidated financial results and provided guidance for 2020. “We achieved ... Read More

Heathrow may fall behind Paris as Europe’s number 1 airport hub

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 12, 2020

Despite record breaking start to the year at Heathrow, latest figures show that EU competitor, Charles de Gaulle, is growing ... Read More

Paris or London?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 11, 2020

The U.K. left the EU and bad news is in the pipeline for London Heathrow airport. Despite the record-breaking start ... Read More

Emirates loves Olympique Lyonnais and it shows

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 6, 2020

Emirates loves sports. Olympique Lyonnais (OL), one of France's top football clubs today announced a five-year sponsorship deal. Under the ... Read More

Air France and Sata Azores Airlines sign codeshare agreement

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 28, 2020

Thanks to a code-share agreement between Air France and Sata Azores Airlines, customers of both airlines now enjoy new travel ... Read More

Airbus reaches agreement with French, UK and US corruption investigations

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 28, 2020

Airbus confirms that it has reached agreement in principle with the French Parquet National Financier, the U.K. Serious Fraud Office ... Read More

US and France to evacuate citizens from quarantined Wuhan

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 25, 2020

The Consulate General of France in the Chinese city of Wuhan plans to organize a bus service to evacuate French ... Read More

Eiffel Tower: Sorry, tourists, I’m closed today due to strike

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 24, 2020

Paris' most iconic tourist landmark was forced to shut down today because of the massive protests in the city. "Due ... Read More

Airbus adds A321 production capabilities in Toulouse

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 21, 2020

Following its strategy to keep its overall production system at the leading edge of technology and to increase industrial capacity ... Read More

Paris protesters: Sorry, tourists, no Louvre for you today

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 17, 2020

French capital visitors striving to see some of the world's most famous works of art had their plans abruptly canceled ... Read More

Airbus demonstrates first fully automatic vision-based take-off

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 16, 2020

Airbus has successfully performed the first fully automatic vision-based take-off using an Airbus Family test aircraft at Toulouse-Blagnac airport. The ... Read More

Two stabbed, one killed in Paris terror knife attack, attacker shot by police

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 3, 2020

French police 'neutralized' and armed man, who stabbed several people, killing one, in Villejuif park, near Paris, according to reports. ... Read More

Lufthansa flies to Paris-Orly from Munich for the first time

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 20, 2019

From 16 March Lufthansa will include Paris Orly airport (ORY) in its flight schedule for the first time. In the ... Read More

Air Caraibes takes delivery of its first Airbus A350-1000

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 19, 2019

Air Caraibes (a member airline of Groupe Dubreuil) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-1000, the largest member of ... Read More

Airbus A350 with touchscreen cockpit: How it works?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 19, 2019

The A350 is a pioneer. It's the first aircraft with a touchscreen cockpit display.  Specially developed for the A350 together ... Read More

Air France–KLM Group orders 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 18, 2019

Airbus announced that Air France–KLM Group has firmed up an order for 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft to modernize its single-aisle ... Read More

Chaos in Paris: Riots, burning cars and clouds of tear gas

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 17, 2019

French CGT trade union said that more than 350,000 people flooded the streets of Paris today to protest the announced ... Read More

French railways chief urges workers to suspend strike for holiday season

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 14, 2019

The head of the French national railway company, Jean-Pierre Farandou, appealed to transportation industry workers to end the strike during ... Read More

Air France names newest Airbus A350

mm Alain St.Ange- December 12, 2019

Air France has confirmed that it has received its third Airbus A350-900. After "Toulouse" and "Lyon," Air France has decided ... Read More

Air France-KLM orders 10 additional Airbus A350 XWB aircraft

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 11, 2019

The Air France–KLM Group has decided to place a firm order for 10 additional widebody Airbus A350-900 aircraft, which will ... Read More

French town residents prohibited from dying on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 10, 2019

La Gresle is a rural French town with roughly 850 residents on the outskirts of Lyon, and like many countryside ... Read More

Exactly Where Do Women Belong? In Champagne!

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- December 7, 2019

Champagne belongs to women, from the ground and the grape, to the fermentation, bottling and drinking. Marie Antoinette noted that ... Read More

Transavia France announces first 14 destinations from Montpellier

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 5, 2019

Transavia France, the low-cost carrier (LCC) subsidiary of the Air France – KLM group, just unveiled its first 14 destinations ... Read More

Strike paralyzes transportation across France, shuts down tourist attractions

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 5, 2019

Massive worker walkouts and thousands of protesters marching, in what has been billed as the largest protest of its kind ... Read More

Massive strike will disrupt train, bus, and airline services in France

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 4, 2019

Residents and visitors in France are preparing for a major strikes by transportation workers that will disrupt train, bus, and ... Read More

16 Airbus workers fired for ‘industrial espionage’

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 2, 2019

European aerospace and defense company Airbus has dismissed 16 employees in a division handling German military projects, including a department ... Read More

Air Corsica received leased Airbus A320 Neo

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 2, 2019

Air Corsica has taken delivery of its first of two Airbus A320neo aircraft on lease from ICBC Leasing. With this ... Read More

Airbus rolls out 100th A220 aircraft produced

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 29, 2019

Airbus has celebrated the 100th A220 aircraft produced for a customer during a ceremony at the aircraft program’s headquarters in ... Read More

Airbus A320 dethrones Boeing 737 as world’s best-selling jet

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 20, 2019

In the decades-long race between European plane maker Airbus and US aircraft manufacturer Boeing, the Seattle-based company seems to be ... Read More

An American tourist in Paris tonight: Spooky

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 16, 2019

Trying to get from his downtown Paris Airbnb to Champs-Élysées turned out to be an impossible task for American tourist ... Read More

Tourists should avoid Paris as ‘Yellow Vests’ mayhem flares up again

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 16, 2019

French police fired tear gas and doused violent protesters with water in Paris on Saturday during the clashes and rioting ... Read More

Another selfie: Another tourist death

editor editor- November 16, 2019

Police said a French tourist died at the same spot where a Spanish tourist died in a fall in July ... Read More

Airbus plans to boost aircraft production in China

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 7, 2019

Airbus and China are strengthening their long-standing partnership as both sides commit to a further deepening and broadening of cooperation ... Read More

Transavia France makes Monpellier its fourth base

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 6, 2019

Transavia France, the low-cost carrier (LCC) subsidiary of the Air France-KLM Group, will base two aircraft at Montpellier Méditerranée Airport ... Read More