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Beaches closed in France after nearly 900kg of cocaine washes ashore

You’d have to assume French drug dealers would be livid over all this free cocaine being found by potential customers.

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Road & Rail

33 passengers injured, including tourists in Paris–London bus crash

A Flixbus tourist vehicle has overturned after skidding off a highway in Northern France, with an Australian man believed to be among those involved in the incident.

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Aviation

French airline ceases operations due to financial trouble

France’s second-largest airline has cancelled all flights after filing for bankruptcy last week.

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Destinations

British tourist abandons rowing machine on Mont Blanc, prompts calls for crackdown on travellers

A Royal Marine veteran has been criticised as a “wacko” for leaving a rowing machine in the French Alps, after attempting to climb Mont Blanc with it to raise funds for charity.

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Tourism

Overtourism: Paris deputy mayor pushes for tour bus ban

Sacré bleu! If you’re a wholesaler with tour buses in Paris you might want to read this. Those with no affiliation to tour buses are also welcome to have a peruse.

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Destinations

New Caledonia: the petite français paradise

For a tropical dose of French culture much closer to home, Australian holiday-makers ought to consider a trip to New Caledonia.

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Hotels

You can now stay in a house made of chocolate in France

We have so many questions about this whole chocolate accommodation thing… How long will it last until it melts? Is it sticky? Can we eat it? Please?

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Destinations

This French theme park has trained birds to pick up rubbish

Excuse us but we’re very proud of these talented little birds. Please donate to our Kick Starter so we can go visit them ASAP!

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Hotels

The seven best European castles you can actually stay in

Live out all your royal fantasies and check-in to one of Europe’s finest castles. Prince charming not included.

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Wholesalers

Tour de France fever: The top six French cycling tours

Personally, we try to avoid most physical exertion while we’re on holidays, but for views like this, we’d consider it. Maybe. If nap breaks were involved.

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Tourism

World traveller paints “anti-postcards” for each country

Personally, we document our travel experiences by scribing them into hostel walls with our permanent marker. Please don’t dob us in.

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Technology

Pictures: Say hello to Mao the travelling cat

Sorry, but this cat is probably a better travel companion than you. It’s hard to stay mad at her though because she’s so bloody ADORABLE.

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