Only in France: Ten of the year’s most French stories

Our selection of the year’s most French stories feature wine, cheese, nutella… and, of course, a spot of naturism.
Parisians enjoy candlelit raclette dinner… on the Metro
When four tuxedo-wearing Frenchmen sat down for a meal of cheese raclette on the Paris Metro of all places, naturally news spread fast.
The diners chose the unusual spot of line 5 of the Paris Metro at Place d’Italie to enjoy their meal washed down by a few glasses of fine wine.
And it won’t come as a surprise that amused commuters took a moment to stop laughing and capture it.

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‘Yellow Vest’ protests: Nearly 1,400 detained in new day of unrest in France

  • Businesses, museums and other attractions in the French capital had shuttered on Saturday in anticipation of the violent new clashes during the critical Christmas shopping season.
  • French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said 125,000 demonstrators had taken to the streets across the country, including 10,000 in Paris.
  • Paris and other French cities including Bordeaux, Lyon and Toulouse saw significant clashes between protesters and police.
  • About 120 protesters and 20 law enforcement officials were injured nationwide, the interior minister said.
  • Nearly 1,400 people were arrested.French PM Edouard Philippe called for dialogue and said President Emmanuel Macron would soon be proposing measures to “nourish” that dialogue and rebuild national unity.

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