A HANDY little feature has been launched within Google Mail labs that allows you to translate messages into English and a number of other languages.
RAIL passengers are being warned they face travel problems on Tuesday (May 26) as workers take industrial action.
The leading rail unions expect their members to stage protests on the day, although a minimum service is expected to be in place, with worries about the future direction of SNCF at the heart of the protests.
The French railway Infolignes service will offer advice on disruption including routes cancelled and an idea of the number of trains operating.
Each month a French language crossword, created by Beverley Dinerstein, will be available for you to spend some of your leisure time on.
Beverley will create the crossword puzzles with the clues offered up in French, and the answers in English, with a guide to the overall theme from the title of the puzzle.
The Money Supermarket website highlights the importance of making sure you know what level of cover you have if you are holidaying in France.
Some fully comprehensive policies revert to third party only once you have crossed the Channel, so you might want to look over your policy details before travelling.
A COUPLE of quick travel related stories, the first of which is Luton Airport's decision to drop its planned £1 charge to drop someone off at the terminal before it has been implemented.
And the Belfast Telegraph reports that Aer Lingus will drop its link between Belfast International Airport and Paris later this year for a four-month period.
Although Aer Lingus has insisted that routes are often dropped over the winter period and it remains committed to Belfast.
The special night of free entertainment often feature light shows, theatrical performances and public readings, with organisers going to great lengths to provide a memorable experience.
The website of La Nuit des Musées allows you to search what's on by theme or by location, with all the regions offering something for interested visitors.
WOULD you swap the delights of St Tropez for the seaside charms of Blackpool? Well tourism chiefs hope to draw French visitors to the resort with a dash of hotpot.
J'aime la Tour is a short arthouse style movie filmed in the town and features shots of Blackpool Tower, the Pleasure Beach and the broad sands of the resort.
Blackpool Tourism Office say they are looking to appeal to foreign visitors due to the strength of the euro, and show that the resort is not a place of chintz and battleaxe landladies.
It is nearly four years since I packed up the car and headed out of the small Dordogne village of Loubejac, but I don't think I ever really left the place behind as This French Life took up more and more of my time.
The fee will be compulsory as the airline will scrap all its check-in desks and only offer a baggage drop off facility at airports.
Passengers will face a charge of £5/€5 per person, per flight, on new bookings, although promotional fares of 'Free', '€1' and '€5' will include web check in on a free of charge basis.