Portuguese housekeepers describe daily ordeal of working for France's upper classes

France — Investigation

France's upper classes look upon housemaids and housekeepers from Portugal as the most honest of domestic staff and as “pearls who they must hold on to at all costs”. Yet behind the walls of these families' sumptuous properties there lurks another world; one in which class differences are very much alive. Mediapart has spoken to Portuguese maids and housekeepers working in the north of France and heard their stories of long hours, unrelenting toil and penny-pinching employers. Mickaël Correia reports.

Four dead, two dozen hurt in coach crash in central France

France — Link

Bus was said to be carrying more than 30 Portuguese nationals to Switzerland when accident happened shortly before 4.30am in eastern France.

Minibus-lorry crash in France kills 12

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Victims were all Portuguese passengers on the minibus, which was travelling across France from Switzerland to Portugal; the driver survived.

French football club appoints female manager

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Portuguese Helena Costa, 36, is to take the helm at French Ligue 2 club Clermont Foot, which says it is entering a 'new era'.