Keyword: tourists

Tourists and commuters change plans amid French rail strike

Rail firm SNCF says some 86% of trains were cancelled nationwide on Wednesday in second day of industrial action by workers.

Hotel bookings 'fall in France since terror attacks'

France's tourism industry reported a 10% drop in hotel bookings from January to July 2016, compared to a year before.

Czech coach attacked by gunman on S-E France motorway

Six of the 75 Czech tourists on the coach were wounded when two shots from a hunting rifle for unknown reasons smashed the vehicle's windows.

The hidden social impact of US home-sharing site Airbnb on France

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In recent years the American-owned home and room-sharing site Airbnb has become immensely popular, providing an easy way for homeowners to rent rooms out to tourists. However, a study by three French academics shows the potential negative sides of the phenomenon in France; its abuse by slum landlords, an increase in rent prices and the risk of tax-dodging. Michaël Hajdenberg reports.

French and Tunisian presidents express solidarity against terrorism 'scourge'

France's François Hollande and Tunisian counterpart Beji Caid Essebsi issued statement after bloody terror attacks in their two countries.

Two French tourists among those killed in Tunis terror attack

The French victims were among a reported 20 foreign tourists and three Tunisians shot dead by gunmen who attacked the Bardo museum.

French tourists hurt in bus accident in Cuba

Most of the 41 injured, seven of whom are in a serious condition, were pensioners from the town of Ouistreham in Normandy.

Paris tourist muggings fall eight per cent in 2014

Fall follows anti-crime crackdown by French police at top attractions such as the Champs Elysées, Notre Dame and the Louvre.

Walt Disney coughs up €1bn to refinance Euro Disney in France

Dip in attendances in 2013 left theme park near Paris with €27.5m operating loss though it is still France's biggest attraction.

Chinese police to help patrol Paris tourist destinations

Move reflects French concern over rising number of muggings aimed at Chinese tourists, of whom a million visit France each year.

Tourists feared drowned in Provence river found safe at home

The four French tourists left their submerged canoe on a lake after an argument, sparking a massive search involving sniffer dogs and a helicopter.

French police make UK, Irish and Danish road speed offenders cough up

French traffic police are cracking down with on-the-spot fines for EU nationals not signed up to cross-border data base exchange for road fines.

China asks France to protect its tourists

National Tourism Administration made the call after 23 Chinese tourists travelling in a group were robbed soon after they arrived at French airport.

French among dead in Egypt hot-air balloon crash

A hot-air balloon exploded and plunged to earth during a sunrise flight at the ancient temple city of Luxor, killing 19 tourists onboard.

French tourists seized in Cameroon near Nigeria border

President Hollande says the seven belong to the same family and are said to have been seized by a "known terrorist group based in Nigeria".