A LOOK over the headlines in France, including the restoration of Oscar Wilde's tomb, jail for Somali pirates and the 'greening' of the Eiffel Tower.
Oscar Wilde's refurbished tomb ends lip disservice - The Guardian
"Rupert Everett attends unveiling of restored monument with new barrier to thwart damage from thousands of fan kisses."
French government hardens immigration stance as elections loom - France 24
"France’s ruling UMP party is toughening its stance on immigration ahead of next year’s elections. By straying into the territory of the far right National Front, it is playing a risky game."
Somali pirates jailed for French kidnapping - Telegraph
"Five Somali pirates have been jailed for between four and eight years for taking a French couple hostage on their yacht in the Gulf of Aden."
China and France agree panda deal - Telegraph
"China has agreed a deal with France that will see it lend two giant pandas to a French zoo for 10 years starting from next year."
Casanova's steamy memoirs on show in Paris - Telegraph
"Casanova life story, bought for £6.2million, is exhibited for the first time ever at the National Library of France."
Eiffel Tower 'to be turned into green jungle' - Telegraph
"The Eiffel Tower could be transformed into a giant green "jungle" covered in 600,000 plants as part of an environmental scheme."