Agnes Poirier

You’re nicked, Sarkozy

France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy is facing criminal charges for alleged abuse of power.

Paris by bike

Parisians may have gone Vélib' mad, but cycling in the city can be scary. Resident Agnes Poirier finds a quiet route via the best bistros and markets.

Cannes’s late surprise

Agnes Poirier looks at Laurent Cantet's film <i>Entre les Murs </i>, which won the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Festival.

Flirting and fornicating

''Forty-one encounters, 39 penetrations,'' stated an elegant Parisian art dealer when asked by a journalist from Marie Claire about his gallivanting on Meetic, the first European dating website. This French company has, in only six years, spread its cupid wings to 17 countries, including China and Brazil; made online dating available in 12 different languages.

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