A compendium of good reads about Paris and France in English.
One tattered shoe: only $50,000
A well-worn white slipper with a spool heel was auctioned off in France on Sunday for $50,000. What was the appeal? It belonged to Marie-Antoinette. CTV News reports.
Obama on Sarkozy
Former U.S. President Barack Obama mentions relations with French in his new book and takes a swing at former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, calling him a “bantam cock.” France 24.
The Art Newspaper reports on plans for the restoration of the Miró Labyrinth at the Maeght Foundation in the South of France.
Euronews describes the dismantling by the police of a refugee camp near Paris where 2,000 migrants were living.
The Animal Reader brings distressing news about the mysterious deaths of several fin whales that have washed up on beaches in western France.