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French gov­ern­ment tele­coms watch­dog, Ar­cep, has launched an in­ter­ac­tive map al­low­ing you to check mo­bile net­work cov­er­age, in­clud­ing data, in your area. Check it out at mon­re­seau­mo­bile.fr

Asda have launched the ‘croll’ a cross be­tween a French crois­sant and a bread roll, made to be easy to slice and fill. They’ll be sold at £1 per packet of two.

A French owner has put a château lo­cated on his prop­erty in Creuse on the mar­ket via the on­line plat­form Le­bon­coin.fr. Château de Chau­mont-sur-loire has been left aban­doned for years and is in an ad­vanced state of dis­re­pair, so the owner has asked buy­ers to get in touch with him di­rectly to dis­cuss the price, says lo­cal pa­per La Mon­tagne. The prop­erty was used to shel­ter Jewish chil­dren dur­ing World War II and the cur­rent owner hopes the buyer will re­store the prop­erty with care.

Chalet own­ers in Biot in Haute-savoie have launched a pe­ti­tion com­plain­ing about the noise made by cow bells as the an­i­mals graze in sur­round­ing pas­tures and ask­ing the maire to stop the nui­sance. The maire, out­raged by the re­quest, has re­fused to take the bells away though he might ask the farmer to use smaller bells on the cows in his herd.

Paris has been awarded the 2024 Olympic Games, with Los An­ge­les be­ing named host for the 2028 Olympics. The French cap­i­tal will be cel­e­brat­ing 100 years since it last hosted the games in 1924.

Talk about ring­ing the changes! Tele­com com­pany Or­ange will be dis­man­tling France’s re­main­ing 5,450 phone boxes this year so there will be none left in op­er­a­tion by 2018. In the 1990s, there were more than 300,000 tele­phone boxes across the coun­try.

A sub­sidiary of La Poste, France’s lead­ing postal ser­vice, is to start de­liv­er­ing parcels on Sun­days. As of 19 Novem­ber, Chrono­post will de­liver pack­ages on Sun­day morn­ings to 14 French cities to start with, be­fore ex­tend­ing the ser­vice to other cities in 2018.

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