Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE DEBATE

The allure of trade: French foreign minister seeking closer ties with Tehran (part 1)

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Half of global internet users are on Facebook

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

The hunter hunted

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

The hunter hunted

Read more

THE DEBATE

The Allure of Trade: French Foreign Minister seeking closer ties with Tehran part 2

Read more

FOCUS

Colombian community takes on drug gangs

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Tony Parker backs France to retain European title

Read more

ENCORE!

The films of summer 2015

Read more

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Israel mulls force-feeding Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike

Read more

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 : 2010-05-27

Pentecost: what is the 'day of solidarity' for?

Many locals enjoyed the day off work on Monday for Pentecost, a bank holiday cancelled by the government five years ago but which has now been relaxed; it was a good year for French cinema at the Cannes Film Festival; and the French Open is under way here in Paris with one French hope, Richard Gasquet, already eliminated - we look at why French players haven't taken home the trophy in such a long time.

Programme prepared by Grégory White and Laure Manent

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2015-07-24 immigration

France then and now: The immigration challenge

This week, we begin with a short history lesson to see how centuries of immigration have made France the country it is today. Next, we meet migrants who are camped out in the...

Read more

2015-07-17 Louvre

Holidaymaking in the Internet age

With people across Europe getting in the mood for their summer holidays, we decided to dedicate this edition entirely to tourism in France. We look at how tourists' tastes and...

Read more

2015-07-09 Charlie Hebdo

Paris attacks, six months on

This week our show is dedicated entirely to the Paris attacks which, six months ago, claimed the lives of 17 people in three separate incidents. From Charlie Hebdo to...

Read more

2015-07-03 France

Guadeloupe: The story behind France’s butterfly island

With Antigua to the north and Barbados to the south, we've been following in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus to explore the French department of Guadeloupe. We tell you...

Read more

2015-06-26 Olympic Games

FranceLeaks: A new diplomatic bug

This week, new WikiLeaks revelations indicate that US intelligence kept close tabs on France's leaders. Next, road rage spreads as Uber-incensed taxi drivers take matters into...

Read more