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Berry, the countryside that inspired George Sand

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Fascists, patriots, ultra-nationalists, revolutionaries: The many faces of Ukraine's 'Right Sector'

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Aylan Kurdi: A tragic symbol of the migrant crisis

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Latest update : 2012-07-04

Jean-Marc Ayrault, the little-known prime minister

From German teacher to prime minister - we bring you a profile of Jean-Marc Ayrault. Next, we head to the Nord-Pas de Calais region where coal mines have just been listed as UNESCO world heritage sites. Finally, we take a look at why 10% of French people are suffering from loneliness.

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2015-09-04 Elysee Palace

The Elysée palace backstage

In this week's special edition of 'France in Focus' we've got exclusive backstage passes and take you on a special tour to find out just what goes on behind the scenes. We...

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2015-08-28 France

Behind the scenes of France's National Assembly

This week, we're taking you behind the scenes of France's lower house of parliament, where bills are proposed, debated and adopted or rejected. Perched on Paris' left bank and...

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2015-07-31 Paris

The River Seine, the lifeblood of the French capital

This week our show is entirely dedicated to the River Seine in Paris. We'll meet those who are lucky enough to call the river home and introduce you to the police force dedicated...

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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...

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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...

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