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Row as Macron says he wants to 'piss off' people who refuse vaccine

French head of state's remarks have been condemned by his political opponents who said the language used was "unworthy" of the presidential office.

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France suspends Covid travel restrictions for EU-based British travellers

Under tougher Covid rules that came into force this week, non-resident Britons can no longer drive through France - only those with a primary French residence will be allowed in.

In visit to French Polynesia, Macron tackles virus, China’s ambitions

French president started his trip Saturday night in Tahiti with a visit to a hospital and an appeal to get vaccinated against the virus. 

Anger over Covid rules gives new impetus to France's 'Yellow Vests'

Last weekend, police estimated that 100,000 people joined protests against new Covid measures - some of them under the banner of the Yellow Vests or 'gilets jaunes'.

France launches vaccine pass for cultural venues

The health pass will be required for all events or places with more than 50 people, before being extended to restaurants, cafes and large shopping centres in August.

French region to make face masks in public places obligatory

Drinking alcohol drinking will also be prohibited outdoors in the Pyrénées-Orientales département on the Mediterranean coast just north of Spain. 

Bastille Day parade returns with Sahel forces in top billing

European special forces involved in anti-jihadist operations in west Africa's Sahel region were given prime position in the traditional Bastille Day celebrations in Paris on 14 July.

Crowds back at Disneyland Paris as France breathes easy

Easing of coronavirus rules came as French authorities hailed a rapid decline in new cases on the eve of summer holidays, raising hopes for a more vibrant and relaxed tourist season.

France lifting lockdown restrictions early starting with curfew

French health minister says Delta variant only made up between 2 and 4 per cent of confirmed cases in the country.

France to introduce tougher mandatory quarantine for UK

France intends to impose a mandatory quarantine on visitors from Britain to prevent the spread of a worrying virus variant first detected in India.

Paris cafés reopen as France eases Covid-19 lockdown restrictions

As of today, groups of up to six people are allowed to eat together at outdoor restaurant terraces and France's nationwide curfew is also being pushed back from 7pm to 9pm.

French rave drew 2,500 people who fought off the police

Local authorities said that many of the revelers were still on the site of the illegal party in western France on Friday morning and that police had failed to stop it.

France mobilises 100,000 police to stop New Year's Eve gatherings

France has confirmed 2.6m Covid-19 cases, the fifth highest total in the world, and more than 64,000 deaths.

Elderly woman fined in France for lockdown form error

The elderly woman diagnosed with dementia must pay a fine of €166 for having put the wrong date on her form for leaving home during lockdown.

France vows ‘transparency’ amid widespread Covid vaccine scepticism

One of the French government’s biggest hurdles will be overcoming the high level of distrust of vaccines in France – one of the highest in Europe.