Boulder Smashes French Train In Worst Public Transit Nightmare

A "car-sized" boulder came careening down a mountain early today in France, smashing a passenger train off its rails and pushing it downhill. Two people were reportedly killed, and nine more were injured, according to The Telegraph. This is the kind of nightmare that everyone fears, but prays doesn't happen. » 2/08/14 1:53pm 2/08/14 1:53pm

This Audi Flew 230 Feet And Nearly Shot Over The Swiss Border

Dear Audi driver: there must have been a better way to cross the France-Switzerland border than somersaulting your car into the air to get over it, right? Yeah? No? Okay, fine. » 11/12/13 2:40pm 11/12/13 2:40pm

Authorities Discover 1.3 Tons of Cocaine Hidden on Air France Flight

Authorities in France noticed something very strange when a Air France cargo flight arrived from Venezuela: it contained 30 suitcases that weren't registered to anyone on the plane, or anyone expecting to pick up the cargo. Intrigued, the officials opened the bags and found 1.3 tons of pure cocaine. That's a lot of… » 9/22/13 1:12pm 9/22/13 1:12pm

Dog is Nearly Run over in Tour de France

This year's Tour de France debut is perhaps the most entertaining one yet. Not only is it in Corsica (nicknamed The Isle of Beauty) for the first time, but the narrow roads of the popular island causes a lot of bloody accidents, including a 20-cycler pileup in one of the sprints. In addition, other nuisances are… » 6/30/13 4:39pm 6/30/13 4:39pm

Torching Cars Continues To Be France's Hottest New Year's Eve Tradition

I unfortunately have never been to Paris, but if it's anything like New York, I can imagine it's a tough town to own a car in. You've got lots of traffic, narrow streets, scores of pedestrians, and parking that is both expensive and hard to find. The only difference is that in Paris, your car stands a good chance of… » 1/05/13 10:00am 1/05/13 10:00am

Is This GM's Secret Plan To Get Rid Of The Lackluster Opel Brand?

Opel has been the focus of a lot of squabbling inside GM as of late. The brand is underperforming and proving to be a pretty gigantic money pit. Analysts are telling GM to get rid of it as soon as humanly possible. » 10/12/12 12:20pm 10/12/12 12:20pm

These American Winemakers Use A Restored Citroën HY As A Mobile…

Husband and wife team Amy Lillard and Matt Kling are a rare breed: They're Americans making wine in France. But they've brought a little American ingenuity to the traditional French winemaking process. Their tasting room is a 1979 Citroën HY Van. » 7/27/12 12:40pm 7/27/12 12:40pm

What's Hiding Under This French Lass' Bonnet?

You'd be amazed how much making mistakes pays off. A while back, I did this post that included some French in the splash image, and I, true to my nature, screwed it up. So Jonathan Miller corrected me, and even better, offered to be my eyes out in France for interesting stuff. A whole bunch is coming your way soon, but … » 4/26/12 2:30pm 4/26/12 2:30pm

World’s largest airliner overflies world’s tallest bridge

This is one of those French things. The airliner is the Airbus A380 and the bridge is the 1,125-ft tall Millau Viaduct in France, which you have probably seen on Top Gear. All that’s missing is the world’s longest Citroën SM, a splendid omelette, and maybe that museum relic of Mach 2: the Concorde. Happy Bastille Day! » 7/14/11 9:30am 7/14/11 9:30am