A skywalk above the French Alps

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Tuesday 24 December 2013

If you plan to conquer your fear of heights in the near future, head on over to the French Alps and do it like the French. Located atop the Aiguille du Midi mountain is a glass structure that peers out over the ledge, letting you walk over and see the kilometre long drop. It’s called […]

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French daily strips its pictures out to highlight need for real photography

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 19 November 2013

French newspaper Libération recently replaced all the pictures of its Nov 14 edition with white space to illustrate just how important good photography is at a time when everyone is taking pictures. As the paper explained, ‘To choose Paris Photo’s opening day to ‘install’ these white images highlights our commitment to photography. It’s not a […]

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Old school graffiti by French team Da Mental Vaporz

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Monday 18 November 2013

Nowadays, everyone calls the paintings and writings done in the streets generically ‘street art’ and no longer ‘graffiti’. But it´s time to go back to the roots and to take a closer look at the original graffiti style. The term was officially established during the 1980s and characterized artworks mostly done illegally and with spray-paint.

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Look what just washed up on the beach: a pop-up library

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 18 September 2013

A mobile library has popped up in the southern French town of Istres on the beach of Romaniquette. Dubbed Bibliotheque de Plage, it’s the creation of industrial designer Matali Crasset, who worked with the Istres municipal library to encourage book reading and borrowing. Nothing beats basking in the sun by the beach with a book […]

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2,000 piece installation with a social message in Nantes

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Friday 13 September 2013

This amazing 2,000-piece installation at Place du Bouffait in Nantes is a stunning’”metaphor for the collapse of capitalism and the side effects of progress’. The installation is especially powerful at night, with the businessmen figures taking on an almost haunting presence. It’s a beautiful artwork with an important social message.

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The annual Menton Citrus Festival

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By Eugenia Viti in New Events on Tuesday 3 September 2013

Menton, a town on the French Riviera, is famous for its beautiful gardens, but it also has a magnificent citrus festival each year.

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Phoenix perform at the Le Chateau de Versailles

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By Darwin Cosico in New Music on Monday 2 September 2013

French outfit Phoenix recently performed a session for the website La Blogothèque’s long-running Take Away Shows series, in which the band perform a stripped-down rendition of their track, Entertainment, off their fifth studio album Bankrupt!. The video was filmed at dawn in the empty gardens of Le Chateau de Versailles. It was filmed with a drone, in one continuous […]

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SPONSORED: France RockCorps highlights

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Saturday 16 March 2013

If you haven’t put up your hand to volunteer four hours of time in exchange for a ticket to the RockCorps gig at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney, you really should. Guy Sebastian, The Script and Tinie Tempah are coming to Sydney on April 11 to play a gig for all of the volunteers that […]

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Renegade Bass Party in the farmlands of France

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By Philthkids in New Events on Wednesday 13 March 2013

My trip to Paris brought me to some incredible realizations. One, Parisians are crazy. Two, they know how to throw illegal parties. This particular event was entitled Zen Guerrilla and it took place in some farmlands 45 minutes outside of Nantes. We arrived in the afternoon; the circus tent had been erected earlier that morning. […]

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Foam party at a chapel

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 23 February 2013

French artist Michel Blazy staged his Bouquet Final installation at a French medieval chapel with foam spewing forth from a metal structure that generates foam non-stop. It’s supposed to convey the message that art cannot be pickled and canned — it has to be experienced. Wonder if anyone skipped past through these skimpy Do-Not-Cross barriers […]

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Rare photographs from World War One

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Monday 21 January 2013

Have you ever bought something at a thrift store or a yard sale and found something inside much more awesome than the item you actually paid for? Well, that’s just what happened to blogger and photography enthusiast Anton Orlov. According to Orlov’s blog, he opened up the Jumelle Belllieni stereoscopic camera he just purchased from an antique store and found negatives taken during World War I inside. Orlov developed the almost perfectly preserved negatives and discovered these beautiful rare images of the WWI French countryside.

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Filmmaker journeys from West Yorkshire to Cannes by bike

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By NorthernWood Films in New Film on Saturday 15 September 2012

783 Miles, 16 Days, One Dream: From Brighouse To Cannes, Le Tour De Tan. Dominic Stables is an aspiring filmmaker with a dream – to cycle from a wet and windy West Yorkshire all the way to the world’s most glamorous film festival, Cannes. The short film premieres at The Barbican in London on October 6.

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Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France

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By Tristan Rayner in New Photography on Friday 14 September 2012

Like something out of a fairytale, Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France is a stunning town wound around an outcrop of rock to a Monastery at the its peak. It is a stunning place with a population of just 44 and while often busy with a number of the three million tourists who visit it each year.

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New illustrations by Nephyla

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By Dusk Puppet in New Illustration on Tuesday 14 August 2012

Hailing from France, Nephyla’s sassy comic style cannot fail to charm. Bums, boobs, feisty ladies, brooding gents, all lovingly drawn with a wink and a smile. She is the author of the Geek and Girly comic, has worked on numerous kids books, and has illustrated for Blizzard’s World of Warcraft.

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Laurent Chehere’s Flying Houses photos series

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By Asa Wikman in New Photography on Tuesday 31 July 2012

Laurent Chehere is a French photographer who used to work in advertising but left his job one day and decided to go travelling around the world with his camera. When he returned to France, he knew what he wanted to do with his life: he would live his two passions, travelling and photography. Laurent has been working with photography ever since and draws inspiration from exploring cities, suburbs, countries and architecture. These are some photos from his recent project, Flying Houses.

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