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Gregor Thompson

Going underground: The catacombs of Paris

In a subterranean game of cat and mouse beneath the streets of the French capital, cataflics hunt cataphiles in the city’s prohibited labyrinths

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The Israel-Hamas war heightens divisions in France

The rising tensions were far from an ideal atmosphere for an international sporting competition

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The French are wasting perfectly good laws

In France, businesses, societies and individuals move slower – sometimes a lot slower – than lawmakers

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An old, unwelcome voice returns to the limelight in France

Nicolas Sarkozy’s reappearance in the media demonstrates that public opinion in the country is far from uniform

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The city of lights is now a city of bikes

In recent years, Paris has experienced a cycling boom, but this has brought with it its own set of challenges

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Making the great escape from Paris

In the height of summer, Parisians flee the city as heat and holiday breaks transform the French capital

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Paris, music and riots: how the French capital flipped

The optimism of last week has gone. In its place are polarised politics and deep frustration with the country’s powerful police force

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Stumped by falling for a canard d’or

The British Embassy Cricket Club has a star-studded past which, despite its name, has nothing to do with the British embassy

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Revolution in Paris, 2023 style

The protests about pension reform in Paris recently started calmly and cheerfully, but by nightfall the mood had shifted

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