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FRANCE IN FOCUS

Latest update : 2013-04-05

Depardieu: Friends, fortune and foreign adventures

The Gérard Depardieu saga continues. We take a look at the French actor’s unlikely friendships and business interests worldwide. Next, there is a new drive to find out what happened to Estelle Mouzin. The French girl went missing a decade ago aged nine. Finally, we meet Marjeanne, a 100-year-old singer who is still full of beans!

By Claire PRYDE , Joanna COCKERELL , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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2016-04-28 French cinema

Cinema, a French love affair

This week it's lights, camera, action as we train our eye on the French film industry. To get a real feel for what makes French film an exception, we meet award-winning director...

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2016-04-22 prostitution

Prostitution: A long and complicated history

This week we're delving into the difficult issue of prostitution. Since April 2016, France has put the onus on clients by punishing them with a fine. It's a measure that has its...

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2016-04-15 women

Getting under the skin of the cosmetics industry

In this edition, France in Focus gets up close and personal as we take a look at the country's second biggest export: cosmetics! From the world's most famous brands to the...

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2016-04-01 Eiffel Tower

The secrets of the Eiffel Tower, Paris' iron lady

This week we climb what is perhaps the best-known monument in the world: the Eiffel Tower. Completed in March 1889, it ruled supreme as the world’s tallest man-made structure for...

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2016-03-25 transport

Taxing times for cab drivers

Uber, LeCab or Chauffeur privé... They all do more or less the same thing: getting you from A to B in a car with the help of your smartphone. And in a spirit of competition,...

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