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Culture ‘Chef of the Century’ Paul Bocuse is gone, but his legacy lives on

The glittering lights of the gastronomic world will gather in Lyon on Friday to bid adieu to Paul Bocuse, the brightest star of French cuisine, who died at the weekend aged 91. More

Culture Acclaimed sci-fi writer Ursula K. Le Guin dies at 88

Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, has died at 88. More

Culture In pictures: Chanel show blooms with floral, pretty-in-pink couture

Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld dived into the brand's archives for his pretty-in-pink haute couture Paris show Tuesday, giving its founder Coco Chanel's classics an intensely girly twist. More

Culture 'The Shape of Water' leads Oscar contenders with 13 nominations including Best Picture

“The Shape of Water,” a fantasy drama about a woman who falls in love with an aquatic creature, led the Oscar nominations on Tuesday with 13 including the top prize for Best Picture. More

Culture British author of ‘A Year in Provence’ Peter Mayle dies aged 78

Peter Mayle, the British author whose midlife relocation to France inspired his best-selling book “A Year in Provence” and other works set in his adopted country, died Thursday at age 78. More

Culture French film icon Brigitte Bardot slams #MeToo as 'hypocritical'

French film legend Brigitte Bardot attacked the #MeToo movement Wednesday, claiming that actresses who complain of sexual harassment were just looking for publicity. More

Culture After 950 years, France to lend Bayeux Tapestry to Britain

The Bayeux Tapestry is set to be displayed in Britain after France agreed in principle to the historic artwork leaving the country for the first time in 950 years, UK media say. More

Culture Publisher scraps reprint of French writer Céline's anti-Semitic essays

France's most famed publishing house bowed to pressure Thursday and suspended plans to reissue a collection of violently anti-Semitic pamphlets by novelist Louis-Ferdinand Celine More

Culture Eddie Izzard on French grammar, Brexit and trying to get his mother back

The comedian, actor, political activist and transgender hero Eddie Izzard speaks to Eve Jackson about his new Paris show in French, what he’s got in common with Bill Gates and how everything he... More

Culture Golden Globes: Stars turn red carpet black in statement against harassment

With a red carpet dyed black by actresses dressed in a color-coordinated statement, the Golden Globes were transformed into an A-list expression of female empowerment in the post-Harvey Weinstein... More

Culture Row erupts over revered French writer Céline's anti-Semitic essays

The planned publication of anti-Semitic pamphlets written by revered novelist Louis-Ferdinand Céline has sparked a fierce row in France, with Prime Minister Edouard Philippe weighing in on the... More

Culture Israeli author and Holocaust survivor Aharon Appelfeld dies at 85

Israeli novelist Aharon Appelfeld, a Holocaust survivor who became one of the foremost contemporary Hebrew-language writers, died on Thursday aged 85, officials said. More

Culture Anti-harassment crusader Cate Blanchett to head Cannes jury

Cate Blanchett, the double Oscar-winning actress leading a Hollywood campaign to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, will head the jury at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, organisers said... More

Culture Beatles's Ringo Starr, Bee Gees's Barry Gibb get knighthoods

A Beatle and a Bee Gee are among the celebrated citizens who have been selected for knighthood and other awards given in the name of Britain's monarch. More

Culture A look back at the key words of 2017, from 'covfefe' to youthquake

Several new words made their way into the lexicon in 2017 while others were inadvertently invented. FRANCE 24 takes a look back at some of the terms that helped define the year. Covfefe US... More

Culture Paris’s colette, the ‘trendiest store in the world’, bids adieu after 20 years

The Paris boutique that was once branded "the trendiest store in the world”, colette, shut its doors for the very last time on Wednesday, wrapping up a 20-year-long journey that many claim... More

Culture Johnny Hallyday: the biggest rock star you've never heard of

He was an enormous star in France, but Johnny Hallyday, the "French Elvis", who died after a battle with lung cancer Wednesday, was almost unknown in the English-speaking world. Here are... More

Culture France pays homage to late rock icon Johnny Hallyday

France pays homage Saturday to French rock icon Johnny Hallyday, who died this week of lung cancer at 74. French President Emmanuel Macron will pay a brief tribute to the singer, who will be... More

Culture France to pay 'national homage' to rock icon Johnny Hallyday

France will pay a "national homage" to the legendary rock star Johnny Hallyday with a procession down the Champs Elysees in Paris on Saturday, officials said Thursday. President Emmanuel Macron... More