Players, clubs, and recent members of France Cricket – the sport’s official governing body in France – accuse the organisation of lying to access International Cricket Council funds and concealing how it spends them. As the Cricket World Cup takes place in India, FRANCE 24 investigates the claims.
Film critic Lisa Nesselson and presenter Eve Jackson talk about the week's film news, including Juliette Binoche starring in historical foodie movie "The Taste of Things", also known as "The Pot-au-Feu". They also discuss the biopic of adventurous skilled navigator Florence Arthaud, as well as "Goodbye Julia", the first ever Sudanese film to be presented at the Cannes Film Festival, plus John Malkovich speaking French in "Complètement cramé !".
French author Jean-Baptiste Andrea has won this year's Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary award, for his novel "Veiller sur elle" ("Watch Over Her"), a love story set in fascist-era Italy. He spoke to FRANCE 24's Clovis Casali about the political dimension of his work. We also take a look back at the history of the Goncourt, which is celebrating its 120th anniversary.
France's top literary prize, the Goncourt, has been awarded to "Veiller sur elle" by Jean-Baptiste Andrea, published by Iconoclaste. The American Library in Paris's Programs Manager Emilie Biggs joins Eve Jackson to talk about the book, whose title translates as "Watch Over Her" and the significance of the prize.
In the creeks near Marseille, 37 metres underwater, lies the only submerged cave on the planet that's covered with cave paintings. On its damp walls, people have painted horses, bison, ibex and even penguins – animals that were present in the south of France during the Ice Age. The oldest paintings date back some 27,000 years.
In the vineyards of France's Anjou region, in the Loire Valley, a ritual takes place every year at the end of the summer. At harvest time, dozens of brave seasonal workers come from far and wide to pick the ripe grapes. Some of them have been regulars for several years and their experience is invaluable to the newcomers.
While Germany's economy is contracting, the French GDP continues to grow. That's partly down to certain measures and reforms Paris has implemented. But there might be a price to pay.
Hailed as one of Britain's best young novelists, Isabella Hammad burst onto the scene in 2019 with "The Parisian", a sweeping historical novel inspired by the life of her grandfather. Her second novel "Enter Ghost" examines identity, art and resistance in the Palestinian Territories.
"Ressusciter la rose" (Revive the rose) is an original musical tribute, a marriage of fashion, music and design, to celebrate the centenary of the Villa Noailles. This collection of Cubist-inspired buildings in the south of France was designed in the 1930s by architect Robert Mallet-Stevens.
One year on from the historic wildfires that decimated the woodlands of Gironde in south-western France, the bark beetle is adding insult to injury. Bark beetle larvae usually feed off the sap of dead trees, but after the fires left so many trees weakened, it's been a field day for the insect, which is now proliferating at an alarming rate. It's now a race against time to save what can be saved – to evacuate dead or infected trees from the area, in the hope of protecting their neighbours.
In the skyline of France's Provence region, Mont Ventoux culminates at 1,909 metres. Each year, its steep slopes are the setting for an epic stage of the Tour de France cyling race. The bald mountain fascinates professional and amateur cyclists alike. The most determined of them even attempt the "Nutters' challenge": climbing Mont Ventoux three times in one day on the three different roads to the summit. We went to meet some of them.
After last week's murder of French high school literature teacher Dominique Bernard by a radicalised former pupil, many teachers are concerned about the rise in violations of France's secular laws in schools. Amid fear, self-censorship and threats, for some teachers, simply doing their job has become of a source of anxiety. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's James Mulholland.