HERE is a look over some of the recent headlines from France.
French elephants spared death head to new royal home
Two elephants saved from euthanasia after an outcry in France left a zoo in Lyon on Thursday for their new home at a ranch belonging to Monaco's royal family.
How France is benefiting from Chinese tourists over Britain
The number of Chinese visitors to France jumped by more than 23 per cent last year, new figures show, in the latest sign the country is trouncing Britain in attracting the highly-prized Asian customers.
France must step up fight against tax evasion, says report
Parliamentary report on French tax probe into HSBC reveals $5bn of undeclared assets across thousands of accounts.
Qatari prince vows to restore Paris mansion damaged in fire
The Qatari prince who owns the Hotel Lambert in Paris vowed Thursday to restore the landmark mansion to its original grandeur after it suffered severe damage in a fire.