Category Archives: France

The next businessmen

Education projects aim to improve entrepreneurship skills among young professionals in France Text and photos: Vívian Soares Marseille, France – Jean-David Lacombe is working on the creation of his first company. The

Belgian Eldorado? The reasons behind the French students exodus

For many French students, crossing the border to go study abroad has become a common practice. Each year, more than 15,000 students go to the northern neighbour Belgium to carry out studies

Exchange culture at its best

2013 is a year of celebration: The Elysée Contract is commemorating its 50th anniversary and more than ever the Franco-German friendship takes the center stage. Political and economical attachment of the two

Let’s dare to speak about prostitution

In the European Union more and more people get exploited as prostitutes. That is the result of a new EU-study about human trafficking. What is not mentioned in these statistics however, is

Gay marriage almost adopted in France

The French Senate passed on Friday by a show of hands, the bill for homosexual marriage and adoption for gay couples, the most important social reform in France since the abolition of

The Cahuzac Case leads to a Moralisation debate in France

By Alexandre Tabankia An investigative newspaper, hints of a Swiss bank account, a judicial inquiry and the resignation of Jerome Cahuzac, French Minister of Budget. The French media quickly seized what they

France’s first private Muslim school one of the country’s top-rated schools

By Stefanie Zillner Lille, France: The Averroes High School in Lille, France, has become famous ten years ago. It was France’s first private Muslim school to follow the national curriculum. Now, it’s

On the trail of Amélie

By Stefanie Zillner Paris, France: Since I watched the movie “Amélie” the first time I always dreamt about strolling through romantic Paris and visiting all the magical places the main character Amélie

European Capital of Culture – Marseille moving forward

By Vívian Soares – This year represents a turning point to Marseille. We are having more visitors than the previous years and the hotel is already full booked for an entire week

Love by the sea

The myth about the foundation of Marseille, the oldest city and largest port of France, is surrounded by love. According to a legend that remains alive among its inhabitants, the Mediterranean bay

Impressions of the Château de Fontainebleau

Château de Fontainebleau is a French castle, which was declared as a World Culture Heritage by UNESCO in 1981. Click here to find out information about the history, art and architecture of

A scandal makes circles

  by Helen Arnd Paris, France: Already in December 2012 the French disclosing website Mediapart puplished a scandal: the French budget minister Jérôme Cahuzac was said to have evaded taxes. Mediapart is especially referring