Thieves stole up to 30m Swiss francs ($32mor £23m) on French-Swiss border after first kidnapping the daughter of a cash van delivery driver.
The giant skeleton of a male, which was discovered in permafrost in Siberia ten years ago and is believed to be the largest in private ownership, was sold at an auction in Lyon.
Site unearthed on land awaiting construction of housing complex south of Lyon is labelled an ‘exceptional find’ by culture ministry.
Fans from Corsican side Bastia twice invaded the pitch during the League 1 match against Lyon, when a steward was suspected of joining a group who attacked the visiting players, forcing the match to be delayed and finally abandoned.
Fighting between fans at the Europa League quarter final tie in France between Lyon and Turkish side Besiktas was marred by ugly scenes of violence between fans both before the game and during it, causing a delay in the match as crowds fled onto the pitch to escape the mayhem in the stands.
With just over 70 days to go before the first round of the French presidential election, former economy minister Emmanuel Macron continues to attract large crowds to his rallies and is doing well in the opinion polls. Yet what does the founder of the 'En Marche!' political movement - who keeps talking about “bringing people together” - actually plan to do if he is elected president? Mathieu Magnaudeix attended Macron's latest gathering but came away little the wiser.
Opinion polls see head of far-right National Front topping the first round of presidential election but losing the run-off to mainstream candidate.
Police are hunting four thieves who stole dozens of kilos of gold from an armoured truckon the A6 motorway between Paris and Lyon.
The bones of the 7.5-metre-long allosaurus, a ferocious carnivore which became extinct 135 million years ago, were sold in Lyon to an unnamed French buyer who has pledged to put it on public display in France.
Cardinal Barbarin had been accused of failing to remove a priest when he became aware he had sexually abused young boys 25 years ago.
Cardinal Philippe Barbarin said that the four had been working in the Lyon region while other priests were also the 'object of special measures'.
The Catholic Church in France has developed a system of quietly moving priests suspected of sex abuse to other areas or jobs, Mediapart can reveal. The method, aimed at avoiding or damping down local scandals without telling the judicial authorities, includes sending the priests concerned on sabbatical leave, to remote rural parishes, to jobs as archivists or as chaplains for the elderly, or in some cases despatching them to far-flung parishes in Africa and Asia. Daphné Gastaldi, Mathieu Martiniere and Mathieu Périsse report.
Almost a third of the 60,000 population of Vénissieux, close to France’s second-largest city Lyon, in south-east France, live under the poverty line. Every year, its mayor, Michèle Picard, signs municipal decrees to prevent the ordered evictions of dozens of families from their homes, and the cutting off of water and energy supplies to hundreds of others. The decrees are just as regularly challenged in court by the local state authorities of the prefecture, which habitually find favour from the presiding magistrates. This week Picard was back in court to defend her case, just as a new series of evictions get underway. Michaël Hajdenberg reports.
Cardinal Barbarin made admission after meeting to discuss claims church failed to report several child sexual abuse cases in Lyon area.