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  • Rockers, prisoners and Argentines top Arles photo festival

    The international photography festival. the Rencontres d’Arles opened on Saturday and runs till 19 September. This year’s festival is split into several themes, including Argentina, rock, film photography and prisons.

  • William Kentridge - an artist of his time tackles universal themes

    As winter begins in the southern hemisphere, South African artist William Kentridge inaugurates the first retrospective of his work in France. Outside the art world, Kentridge is relatively unknown. He first made a name for himself in the late …

  • French head for holidays - how to dodge the traffic jams

    French roads will be crowded and trains will be packed this weekend as the first wave of France's holiday-makers head out of the country's main cities. The official traffic monitor has declared a red alert for congestion around Paris on the …

  • France gears up for Fête de la Musique

    Monday is France’s 29th Fête de la Musique, and towns all over France – and the world – are getting ready for 24 hours of non-stop music in houses, cars, trees, trains, boxes, boats, but mainly the streets. The minister of culture, Frédéric …

  • Fun in Paris: a summer guide

    At the beginning of this year, more than 14,000 people signed a petition urging the mayor of Paris to save the city from becoming “the European capital of boredom". To defend the city of light from this calumny, RFI went to the frontline of fun to …

  • Festivals in France - the choice this summer

    Festival season has begun in France. Not all of this year's events require you to spend days on end in survival mode in a tent. Then again, a lot of them do. As for the subjects - books, gardening, gospel music and heavy metal all get a look in.

  • 2009 set to be a great French vintage

    Wine writers and wine makers are predicting a historic vintage for 2009 from most of France's vineyards. As villages celebrate the vendanges, or grape harvests, there is optimism about quality. And prices are down, after several years of rising.

  • Art exhibitions in Paris in 2010

    Paris's glory days as the centre of the international artistic avant-garde may be over but millions of visitors, both tourists and locals, still flock to its museums and art galleries. Here are some of the exhibitions they will be able to see this …

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