A feast fit for Louis XIV: Inside the Michelin-starred restaurant in the Palace of Versailles

Inside the astonishing Michelin-starred Palace of Versailles restaurant that takes diners back in time with a Louis XIV-style feast – theatrically served by staff in period outfits The meal comes courtesy of Le Grand Controle, an exquisite hotel in the grounds of the Palace of Versailles Called ‘The Feast’ and created by Alain Ducasse, it … Read more

King Charles ‘chooses France as surprise first place for a foreign visit’

A tired King Charles will now ‘recuperate’ at Balmoral following his mother’s funeral before resuming his duties – with France reportedly set to be his first foreign trip. The new monarch, who has entered a seven-day period of royal mourning, is said to have chosen the country as a surprise first destination after bonding with … Read more

How Europe plans to cut gas usage

From cutting down on shower time, driving slower and fining shopkeepers for not closing their doors, Europeans are embarking on a target of reducing energy usage in time for winter, and some citizens have taken to social media to share their experiences. For example, German Christopher Hipp offered tips on Twitter on how to defrost … Read more

EXPLAINER: Europe struggles with crisis as Russia cuts gas

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe is struggling to contain an energy crisis that could lead to rolling blackoutsshuttered factories and a deep recession. The primary cause: Russia has choked off the supplies of cheap natural gas that the continent depended on for years to run factories, generate electricity and heat homes. That has pushed European … Read more

Emotions raw before Nice Bastille Day attack trial begins

NICE, France (AP) — It was Bastille Day on the French Riviera. A lawyer was strolling with her mother, friends and a colleague along the beachfront boulevard in Nice to celebrate France’s national day. Four young sisters from Poland had spent a day of sightseeing. Two Russian students were on a summer break. And a … Read more

Europe’s evaporating rivers wreak havoc for food and energy production

France’s Loire River is at its lowest level as Europe experiences what is thought to be its worst drought in at least 500 years. Guillaume Souvant | Afp | Getty Images Europe’s rivers are running dry after an extended period of extremely hot weather, ratcheting up fears over food and energy production at a time … Read more

Europe’s evaporating rivers wreak havoc for food and energy production

France’s Loire River is at its lowest level as Europe experiences what is thought to be its worst drought in at least 500 years. Guillaume Souvant | Afp | Getty Images Europe’s rivers are running dry after an extended period of extremely hot weather, ratcheting up fears over food and energy production at a time … Read more

France warns it may have to RATION energy this winter

France has warned companies that they may have to ration energy this winter as Russia continues to squeeze its supply to Europe, causing record-high prices. France’s Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne on Monday company urged bosses to take steps to reduce their energy consumption. ‘If we act collectively then we can overcome the risk of shortages, … Read more

Drought forces earliest harvest ever in French wine country

By SYLVIE CORBET August 26, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/wildfires-france-fires-aa73216fd4286047b92330f9593cbb5d BORDEAUX, France (AP) — The landscape in the prestigious vineyards of Bordeaux looks the same as ever, with healthy, ripe grapes hanging heavy from rows of green vines. But this year something is starkly different in one of France’s most celebrated wine regions and other parts of … Read more