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Latest update : 2012-12-26

2012: A year in review

We take a look back at a big year for France as the country elected a new President, celebrated at the Oscars and came face-to-face with terrorism. Looking to the future, the government wants to requisition empty buildings to deal with the country's housing crisis and we look at how some French districts are turning to private detectives to put an end to neighborhood nuisances.

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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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2016-07-29 architecture

La vie en gris: The story behind France's famed rooftops

This week, we take you above the fray to discover one of the most emblematic and inspiring features of the French capital: its famous rooftops. Paris' zinc horizon is as much of...

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2016-07-08 2016 Olympics

Going for gold: French athletes train for Rio Olympics

This week we're looking ahead to the world's biggest sporting event, the Olympic Games. We take you on a tour of INSEP, France's elite training centre, to see how French athletes...

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2016-07-08 wine

Bordeaux, the French wine capital

This week, we head to Bordeaux, a city famous not just for its beauty but above all for its wines, which have been produced here for more than ten centuries. Bordeaux is now home...

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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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