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The Tudors
Musée du Luxembourg
18 March > 19 July 2015

17 March - 19 July 2015
Musée d'Orsay

10 septembre 2015 au 07 février 2016

Picasso museum in Paris finally reopens

Cluny Musée national du Moyen Âge

Orientalism rediscovered

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The Louvre

Running counter to the received wisdom, André Le Nôtre in Perspectives exhibition 1613 – 2013 offers a surprising new image of the man, a close friend of the king, his art and his influence.

Le Meurice, Salvador Dali's Hotel in Paris

Up to 29 March  2016

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French leaders pay tribute to slain priest at Notre-Dame cathedral

President François Hollande, government ministers and opposition rivals on Wednesday gathered at the symbolic Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris for a Mass in tribute to slain French priest Jacques Hamel.

Residents of French town in shock after slaying of elderly priest

Residents of the town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray on Wednesday flocked to a makeshift psychological unit in the Town Hall, a day after two knife-wielding attackers killed a priest and took hostages in the local Catholic church.

Deadly church attack casts spotlight on religion in secular France

This week’s grisly murder of an 86-year-old priest in an assault on a church near Rouen in northwest France has cast a spotlight on religion in a country that is one of the most secular in Europe.

Watchdog denies French police understaffed during Nice attack

France’s police watchdog group on Wednesday rejected allegations that officers tasked with securing a Bastille Day celebration in the city of Nice were understaffed when a Tunisian drove a truck into crowds watching fireworks, killing dozens.

France 24 joins French media in halting publication of terrorists' photos

FRANCE 24 and its sister radio stations RFI and Monte Carlo Doualiya have decided to stop publishing photographs of the perpetrators of terrorist attacks so as not to grant them posthumous notoriety.

Hollande joins religious leaders in calling for unity after church attack

President François Hollande displayed interfaith solidarity with France's religious leaders on Wednesday after two Islamist militants killed a priest in a church, igniting fierce political criticism of the government's security record.

One French church attacker identified as teen under house arrest

The 19-year-old Normandy native who killed an elderly French priest during a church service on Tuesday was under house arrest for two failed attempts to reach Syria and was wearing an electronic bracelet at the time of the attack, investigators said.

European Commission appoints France’s Barnier to lead Brexit talks

European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday appointed veteran French politician and former EU commissioner Michel Barnier to lead the negotiations with Britain on its exit from the bloc.

Travellers face disruptions as Air France cabin crew launch strike

Air France cabin crew launched a week-long strike Wednesday, forcing the French national carrier to make adjustments during the height of the summer season.

Priest killed in France ‘was always there for others’

Father Jacques Hamel was killed in his Normandy parish on Tuesday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. Those who knew Hamel described him as an active and involved member of the church despite his advanced age.

Church attack renews French security fears over soft targets

The killing of a Catholic priest in a small parish in Normandy by men claiming allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group has raised questions about France’s ability to secure tens of thousands of churches across the country.

Religious leaders express ‘horror’ at attack on church in France

Pope Francis led condemnation of an assault on a church in northwestern France on Tuesday, which claimed the life of an 86-year-old priest and left four people injured, one critically. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.

Attacks across Europe: ‘Terrorists are not mentally ill’

Several of the perpetrators of recent attacks in Europe, from Nice to this weekend’s suicide bombing in Germany, have been reported to suffer from psychiatric problems. Yet for Dr. Samuel Leistedt, mental illness does not explain their actions.

Two more arrested in Nice in connection with Bastille Day attack

French police arrested two men in connection with the Bastille Day massacre in Nice which left 84 people dead, a source close to the investigation said Tuesday, bringing to seven the number of people detained since the July 14 attack.

Nice attack CCTV ‘manipulation’ controversy a new blow to French govt

The French government hit back on Monday at accusations by a policewoman that the interior ministry had pressured her to change a report into security at the Bastille Day massacre in Nice.