Stephanie Horsman

Stephanie has been a writer for more than 20 years, with a career that has taken her from Los Angeles to New York and finally to Europe. In addition to news, she has also written for television, advertising and radio.

Author’s Articles

The taxe lapin: People who fail to turn up at medical appointments to be charged in France

Taking its name from the French phrase "poser un lapin", which means to let someone down, the new taxe lapin fine on no-shows is likely to come into force this autumn.


France addresses concerns about PFAs, the forever chemicals that are threatening all lifeforms

The French government is putting a plan in motion to limit the use of PFAs, the synthetic chemicals that have been linked to a string of serious health and environmental issues.

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Miss France museum to open on the Côte d’Azur in 2025

The new Miss France museum that will open in Saint-Raphaël in 2025 will feature the beautiful costumes and accessories worn by contestants over the years alongside a range of interactive exhibits.

Beefbar New York takes the Big Apple by storm

The Tribeca neighbourhood in New York City has become the latest international locale to welcome Monaco's famous Beefbar steakhouse brand.

Meet Alpha, Nice Côte d’Azur Airport’s adorable new mascot

Next time you're travelling, keep an eye out for Alpha, the friendly new mascot at Nice Côte d'Azur Airport.

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France increases cigarette prices as personal use import limits are lifted

While France puts the pressure on smokers with inflated domestic cigarette prices, the limits on the amount of cheaper imported cigarettes a person can bring home from the EU have been scrapped.