Keyword: Dordogne

French man blows up house trying to swat a fly

An elderly man in the Dordogne region of south-west France escaped with slight burns after he blew up his kitchen and damaged the roof of his house when swatting an irritating fly with an electric racket that set off a blast from a gas leak, while the fate of the fly is unknown.

SW France bird flu outbreak: South Korea bans French poultry imports

The ban announced by Seoul came as increasing numbers of Dordogne farms are confirmed contaminated by an unusual strain of avian influenza.

France's truffle farmers aim to stop inferior Chinese fungi getting a sniff

Scientists have been called in to help distinguish between highly prized black truffles and cheap Chinese imports.

French naked rambler cleared in naturist test case

Naturist who liked to stroll naked in the woods of southwestern France has been acquitted by a court of sexual exhibitionism charges.