US food store chain Whole Foods Market has been widely mocked, not least by French media, after a map display to accompany its promotion of French cheeses situates Normandy's Camembert in the south of France, Basque cheese in the Loire Valley and Burgundy's smelly Epoisse as coming from the Alps.
A Paris-based team has digitised the 180 plates of César-François Cassini de Thury's map to track how roads evolve and influence urbanisation.
Bogdan Aurescu apologised after handing his German counterpart a commemorative booklet with a map of France covered in the German flag.
The number of French regions is to be cut from 22 to 14 in a reform that looks set to attract strong opposition on both the Left and Right.
An online interactive map is available to chart the location of every child deported from France between July 1942 and August 1944.