Emmanuel Macron in Australia: the relationship with France is more important than ever

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Brexit is putting greater onus on Australia’s European ties, which will no longer be viewed through London’s prism. This may turn out to be a benefit to Australia of Britain’s Brexit debacle.

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The five best traditional Christmas markets in Europe

Visiting one of Europe’s famed and fabled Christmas markets is a must. Here are what we consider the best of them for pure Yuletide charm and old-time authenticity.

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Ellie Poussot: From French fashion to Aussie film and back

INTERVIEW: A young French haute couture fashion designer who went to Australia for a working holiday, El returned to Europe with an Aussie passport and a burgeoning acting career.

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Discover Crillon Le Brave, a haven of peace and relaxation, amidst the hustle and bustle of Provence

A regular visitor to the South of France, CHARLIE INGLEFIELD returned to Crillon le Brave and discovered a luxury gem of a Bed and Breakfast in the form of the recently opened La Maison de Crillon.

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From wannabe to president: how Emmanuel Macron beat Marine Le Pen to win the French election

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Emmanuel Macron struck out alone to form his own political movement and while much of the froth surrounding the election has focused on his opponent, the enormity of his achievement needs to be acknowledged and cannot be underestimated.

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Biscay breezes and sipping on French history

Western France is a food and wine lover’s ultimate adventure, laced with a juicy history.

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Worst day in Australia’s history remembered at Fromelles

“We as a country owe these men, their families and their descendants. It is our duty to honour their duty,” says Veterans’ Affairs Minister Dan Tehan

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5 off the beaten track (but easy to get to) European summer escapes

There is nothing better than summer in Europe! But, sometimes it’s better to avoid the big cities and tourist destinations that can get crowded, hot and smelly.

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Lourdes help me! But it was some saintly Aussie celebs to the rescue for this vintage film fan

The irony of falling ill in Lourdes of all places is indigestible. People come to Lourdes to get healed and most emphatically not to fall unwell. Remarkably, however, this is exactly what happened to me at the end of my European venture.

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Shot Aussie Emma tells of terrifying night in Paris theatre attack

Emma Parkinson speaks about her ordeal in Bataclan Theatre on night of Paris terror attacks.

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Australian landmarks in French tricolor solidarity

PICTURES: Aussie icons light up in sympathy for France and the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks.

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London lights up for Paris

PICTURES: London bathed in red, white and blue in solidarity with Paris after the terror.

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Paris attacks “Black Friday for France and for the world”: Julie Bishop

Foreign minister urges Australians in Paris to stay put as state of emergency declared and French borders closed in wake or terrorist attacks.

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Paris terror attacks: Australians urged to stay indoors

Australians in Paris should minimise movement in public places, follow the media for latest information on security and follow the instructions of local authorities.

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