Keyword: Fleur Pellerin

France willing to pay 80 million euros for Rembrandt painting

In groundbreaking deal, culture minister says France and Holland have each agreed to buy one of two full-length portraits painted in 1634.

Head of French cultural body resigns over '40,000-euro' cab bill

Row over boss of National Audiovisual Institute, Agnès Saal, was made worse by claims her son benefited from 6,700 euros worth of rides.

France gives in to the hashtag

'French is not in danger' is a remarkable assertion from country that officially banned the use of anglicisms for decades, says William Alexander.

Top museum lifts photo ban in wake of French culture minister’s Instagram gaffe

People complained museum had one rule for public and one rule for ministers after Fleur Pellerin posted image of French masterpiece online.

French culture minister admits reading 'very little'

Fleur Pellerin said she had no time to read for pleasure and hadn't read the books of French 2014 Nobel literature prize-winner Patrick Modiano.

France to open Louvre and Versailles 7 days a week

Ministers say two-year trial period, which starts in 2015, will 'allow more access to the works' as well as creating jobs and saving money.

France names Pellerin to crucial trade post

Head of Socialist Party Harlem Désir is made junior minister for Europe as President Hollande and new PM Manuel Valls complete reshuffle.

French telecoms wars not over yet

Head of French public-sector investment body says he would be prepared to back Bouygues in tussle for control of mobile phone firm SFR.

France to launch school to teach entrepreneurial skills

Business group welcomes plans for school for would-be entrepreneurs but says it is contradicted by tougher line on status of auto-entrepreneurs.

French Korean-born minister in landmark Seoul visit

Fleur Pellerin has begun a highly anticipated visit  to the land of her birth, where her success story is a source of public pride, admiration and curiosity.