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How to Become a Citizen of France

If you’re contemplating moving to France, you might want to consider obtaining French citizenship. A French citizen is entitled to permanently live, work, and vote in France, and has access to government-offered public benefits. French citizenship also entitles you to certain rights and privileges in the other European Union countries, such as being able to(…)

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France orders Microsoft to stop tracking Windows 10 users

France’s data protection commission has ordered Microsoft to “stop collecting excessive user data” and to stop tracking the web browsing of Windows 10 users without their consent. In a notice published on Wednesday, the CNIL said that Microsoft must also take steps to guarantee “the security and confidentiality” of its users’ personal information, after determining that(…)

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The oyster capital of France: A daily dig for delicious prizes

Image: ND/Roger Viollet/Getty Images Located on France’s northwestern coast, the town of Cancale has been considered the oyster capital of the country for centuries. The picturesque town is fronted by vast muddy flats, which are regularly covered and exposed by the tides. The tidal flow brings immense quantities of nutrients from the sea, making the(…)

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A drone comes within 16 feet of Air France plane in closest encounter yet

A drone came within 5 meters (16 feet) of a potentially catastrophic collision with an Air France jet landing at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport in the closest encounter yet between one of the remotely operated devices and a civil airliner. The Airbus Group SE A320, which can carry 150 people, was arriving from Barcelona(…)

Mont Saint Michel Carte de France

The Mont-Saint-Michel is one of Europe’s most unforgettable sights. Set in the mesmerising bay where Normandy and Brittany merge, the island draws the eye from great distances. The staggering location has long inspired awe and the imagination. The story of how the mount turned into a great place of Christian pilgrimage is colourful. Aubert, bishop(…)