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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 : 2012-01-26

Hollande outlines his vision for France

Socialist presidential hopeful Francois Hollande outlines his vision for the country in his first major speech. Meanwhile, France gives New Zealand back 20 Maori heads. They were brought to France by colonialists almost two centuries ago and kept in a museum as a cultural curiosity. Finally, bartering is back in Paris. If the crisis has left you short of cash, why not just start swapping instead of buying?

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2016-09-30 Paris Fashion Week

Backstage at Paris Fashion Week

In this week’s edition, the focus will be on fashion – a subject that has become more or less synonymous with France. Although fashion is now a global and multifaceted industry,...

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2016-09-23 France

Rural France: Challenges and opportunities

This week, we take a look at rural France and its development through the ages. Like in many other European nations, France saw a massive exodus towards its urban centres during...

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2016-09-09 Internet

French Tech: A new generation in the making

This week we're exploring France's thriving tech scene, a sector which now accounts for around 6% of the country’s GDP. We introduce you to some of this new generation of French...

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2016-09-02 France

Disability: Still fighting for equal rights

This week, we're taking a look at the issue of disability. While public awareness is growing, and disability rights have made some headway in France, equal opportunity is still a...

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2016-08-26 Paris

The hidden secrets of Les Invalides

This week, we take you behind the scenes of one of Paris' most famous monuments: the Hotel des Invalides. Built a stone's-throw away from the river Seine, this military...

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