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Martin Banks has been a journalist for over 40 years, working in Brussels since 2001 where he has covered EU politics, initially for European Voice and more recently for The Parliament Magazine plus a raft of other titles. He also writes about other topics including culture and travel. Prior to coming to Belgium he had worked in regional (including a 6 year stint as Chief Reporter for the 2nd biggest selling regional in the UK) and national journalism in the UK since 1980.

13 February 2023

Best wines from Alsace showcased at Paris’ Vinexpo

Are you a wine lover, especially wines from Alsace in France? If so, a popular international annual wine event may go down a treat. WineParis gives […]
8 February 2023

Paris to open France’s biggest hip hop and street art museum

Paris is no stranger to the street art culture and the French capital is about to open the country’s biggest museum dedicated to hip hop and […]
7 February 2023

This is the world’s most visited cinema in 2022

The UGC movie theater Cité Les Halles in Paris is the world’s leading cinema in terms of admissions with more than 2.22 million spectators in 2022, […]
25 January 2023

Air France joins WhatsApp for more direct relationship with customers

Eager to adapt to the digital habits and uses of its customers, Air France is offering a new communication channel with customers on WhatsApp. This free […]
23 January 2023

Paris is the world’s ‘most powerful’ tourism city, new report shows

Paris is the world’s most powerful city destination, according to recent data from World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The report, sponsored by Visa and researched […]
18 January 2023

France set to be most visited country in the world by 2025

France is set to cement itself as the most visited country in the world, according to GlobalData, which estimates that the country will attract 93.7 million […]
18 January 2023

First Orient Express luxury yacht to set sail in 2026

The famous Orient Express experience heads out to sea, 140 years after the launch of its first luxury trains, with Orient Express Silenseas, the world’s largest […]
17 January 2023

Airbus tests dragonfly inspired technologies to enhance pilot assistance

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has started testing new technologies, inspired by dragonflies, to enhance on-ground and in-flight pilot assistance. The tests are being conducted on an A350-1000 […]
3 January 2023

France urges all EU countries to test China arrivals for Covid

Several countries around the world are imposing preventive measures on travellers from China as the number of Covid-19 cases in the country continues to grow. After […]
19 December 2022

France and Ireland to launch new combined train and ferry tickets

France and Ireland are launching a single ticket in the summer of 2023 that can be used for flight-free travel in both countries. The initiative aims […]
12 December 2022

Condoms will be free for French youth from 2023

During a health debate with young people in Fontaine-leComte, in western France, President Emmanuel Macron announced condoms will be free for 18- to 25-year-olds in pharmacies […]
5 December 2022

France bans short haul domestic flights in favour of train travel

France’s moves to ban short-haul domestic flights have been approved by the European Commission, reports EuroNews. The ruling, announced on Friday, applies to flights between cities […]
1 December 2022

French baguette gets Unesco World Heritage status

An icon of the French culture portrayed in the big screens, the baguette has finally made it into the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list. 1. Baguette […]
30 November 2022

24 hours in La Rochelle

When thinking about French cities, for most people, Paris, Bordeaux and maybe Marseille come to mind. All great destinations of course yet France is such a […]
24 November 2022

This Parisian Christmas market takes you to Japan

It seems like summer was just yesterday but sadly, we’re here to announce that in about a month, we’ll be entering the winter season. That also […]
21 November 2022

France tightens border controls with Italy after diplomatic spat over EU’s migrant distribution

Border controls between France and Italy have become tighter after a diplomatic spat over the distribution of migrants arriving from Africa. On Sunday November 13th, long […]
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