FOR many corners of France the arrival of low-cost airlines has brought increased investment and more visitors spending in local shops and restaurants.
But for some the likes of Ryanair and easyJet cause environmental problems and are a draw on local finances that could be better spent elsewhere.
These are just two of the arguments highlighted in an article in the Guardian about opposition to plans for Ryanair to fly to Deauville, in Calvados.
Some local people are unhappy that money is being spent to attract British travellers to the region, especially to the benefit of a non-French airline.
Author José-Alain Fralon wonders why support is offered to foreign airlines, and not French low-cost operators, the simple answer is that Air France is so well protected that no French budget airline stands a chance of taking off.
Once the monopoly position enjoyed by the flag carrier is broken then you may see more services being offered between French airports, but for now it looks as though only Ryanair and easyJet are willing to battle through the courts in an attempt to break Air France’s stranglehold.
Elsewhere and Helena Frith Powell battles yet more red tape which bring her plans to sell her almond crop crashing to the ground.
Whilst the Telegraph reports on the story of a woman who gave birth early whilst on holiday and has been forced to stay in France until the child is strong enough to travel.
And finally expect to see a number of interviews and features on writer Marc Levy whose latest book is all about the joys of living in London through the eyes of a Frenchman.