A week of French news
And there is plenty to discover from the woman who thought it a good idea to take a World War Two bomb on an flight from Bergerac, to a Frenchman who has his eye on tracking down the Loch Ness Monster.
'Sangatte 3' refugee shelter gets green light - Telegraph
Last month, Calais town hall had turned down the request from Secours Catholique to convert the building about a mile from the ferry port. But the charity's lawyers successfully appealed the decision.
Congestion charges for towns scrapped - The Connexion
A plan to introduce congestion charges for towns across France has been scrapped because the law was becoming 'too complicated'.
French hold out against credit crunch - BBC
Unlike Britain, the US and many other countries, France appears to be weathering the credit crunch storm in reasonable shape.
British woman with WWII bomb in her hand luggage sparks evacuation of French airport - Mail Online
The 55-year-old was boarding a Ryanair jet at Bergerac, in the Dordogne, when security guards spotted the World War Two shell while scanning her suitcase.
For French Muslims, a Catholic education - IHT
France has only four Muslim schools. So the 8,847 Roman Catholic schools have become a refuge for Muslims seeking what an overburdened, secularist public sector often lacks: spirituality, an environment in which good manners count alongside mathematics and higher academic standards.
Archbishop offers praise for St Bernadette, and Marx - The Guardian
At Lourdes, where Williams is on a pilgrimage with other Anglicans, he spoke during a sermon of the example of St Bernadette.
Shrinking products mask higher prices - Expatica
Consumer magazine "60 millions de consommateurs" surveyed dozens of everyday foodstuffs and found a creeping pattern of snacks, bottled drinks and conserves getting subtly smaller to mask a higher per-kilo price.
Frenchman planning to re-connect with Nessie - Press & Journal
Don Jean Habrey, 56, is embarking on what he describes as a “sacred collision with Nessie”.