FRANCE

Photography

A Day in the Life of Modern Circus Kids

Photographer Sophie Rodriguez spent time with the Ritz family circus as they struggle to keep their traditions alive.
Sophie Rodriguez
7.17.19
Photography

An Afternoon with the Tween Skaters of Central Paris

Photographer Seán McGirr captured the scene around the iconic skate ramp on Rue Leon Cladel.
VICE Staff
4.10.19
Munchies

Woman Fined for Killing, Eating Rescue Pig That She Promised She Wouldn't Eat

The woman had signed a contract promising to care for the animal, but ended up turning it into 200 pounds of pâté.
Jelisa Castrodale
4.9.19
Cody's World of Cheese

Maroilles Is a Psychedelic Washed-Rind Cheese that Tastes Like Beefy Butter

At first, Maroilles looks like a fucked up tropical Starburst—but it's rich, salty, and goes great with Hennessy and Fritos.
Cody Reiss
3.27.19
fruit

‘Kiwigate’ Is France’s Latest Food Fraud Scam

Fruit producers passed Italian kiwis off as French so they could charge more per fruit and earned over $6 million in profit.
Bettina Makalintal
3.26.19
Photography

How the World's Prisons Look from Within

Photographer Jan Banning takes us into the prisons of Uganda, France, the US and Colombia.
Laura Woods
3.13.19
Travel

French Customs Staff Are Taking Us Back to the 1970s to Protest Brexit

Will we really go back to the days of stuffing holiday money down your socks?
Gavin Haynes
3.8.19
CHEFS

The Bocuse d'Or Makes Fine Dining an Arena Sport

Competing chefs spend a year training to perfect wildly ornate dishes under pressure.
Natalie B. Compton
3.5.19
Film

French Director Gaspar Noé on America’s Fear of the Penis

“The fear of the penis in the United States still shocks me,” he said. “In many ways, the Western world is turning Victorian.”
Noel Ransome
2.28.19
wine

French Official Criticised For Insisting That People Don't Binge Drink Wine

"I've never seen.... a youngster leaving a nightclub drunk because they drank Cotes-du-Rhone.”
Jelisa Castrodale
1.23.19
Munchies

Naked Restaurant Closes Because No One Wants to Eat Naked in Public

Turns out that tourists aren't jazzed to pay up for an experience that's better on the couch at home.
Jelisa Castrodale
1.9.19
protest

Why France's Gilets Jaunes Protests Continue to Rage On

We spoke to a Parisian activist and academic about why they started and what they have evolved into.
Casper Hughes
12.10.18
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