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UK votes to leave the EU: What now?

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An in-depth look at the political and social events shaping France. Every Friday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

FRANCE IN FOCUS

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Latest update : 2010-03-17

Regional elections: the Socialist party in the lead

In this edition: the ruling UMP party is reeling after a chastening first round of regional elections puts the Socialists in the lead; French icon Simone Veil enters the Académie Française, thus becoming "immortal"; and an American journalist sheds new light on a 60-year-old mystery or when French bread is wrongfully accused of driving a village mad.

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2016-06-24 tourism

A certified 'palace': How hotels strive for excellence

In this edition we look at France's hotel industry, specifically at the top end of the market here in Paris. During the past decade, the arrival of a number of new hotels has...

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2016-06-17 Islam

The challenges faced by Muslims in France

This edition comes to you from the Grand Mosque of Paris, where we're discussing Islam in France. This as millions of Muslims across the globe observe Ramadan and around five...

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2016-06-10 gastronomy

Food for thought: How eating habits are changing

This week's edition is brought to you from Rungis – the world’s largest wholesale market. Located on the outskirts of Paris, Rungis supplies restaurants, shops and institutions,...

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2016-05-27 football

Euro 2016: France readies for kick off

This week, we are talking football and the Euro 2016 that will take place here in France. And what better place to do that than at Clairefontaine, home to one of France’s elite...

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2016-05-20 housing

Housing in France: From a lack of accommodation to luxury properties

This week we take you to the north-west of Paris to look into the topic of housing. In accordance with French legislation, some of the flats being built here will be used as...

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