IF you have had a busy week here is a look back over some of the news headlines from France.
Wartime letter trove sheds new light on de Gaulle - France 24
Some 313 letters written by General Charles de Gaulle in the first years of the Second World War reveal an “embattled, lonely and often angry” man obsessed with restoring France’s glory his way.
Kids rampage over rumours of cuts in school holidays - RFI
Several hundred schoolchildren in France went on the rampage on Friday after false rumours spread that President Nicolas Sarkozy's government plans to cut the length of school holidays.
EU in Channel Tunnel competition warning - The Independent
Britain and France could face EU court action unless they open up Channel Tunnel rail services to more competition, the European Commission warned today.
Stone-age toddlers had art lessons, study says - The Guardian
Research on Dordogne cave art shows children learned to finger-paint in palaeolithic age, approximately 13,000 years ago.
Christine Lagarde: Changing of the Guard - Vogue
Christine Lagarde is a little late for our meeting. Her assistant tells me it’s because she’s at the Élysée Palace meeting with French president Nicolas Sarkozy.
UK Is Worst Place To Live In Europe According To Survey By Comparison Website uSwitch - Sky News
France topped the index for the third year in a row, despite the average household annual net income being £7,000 below that of the UK.
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