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An in-depth look at the political and social events shaping France. Every Friday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

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



2017-05-19 France

The monumental battle to save France’s historic sites

FRANCE 24's Tom Burges Watson heads to France's stunning Richelieu National Library. He’s given a special tour of the magnificent Salle Labrouste, which has only just been...

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2017-05-12 France

The upper crust of French baking

This week, we're looking at that quintessential French staple: bread. It's a cliché but true: France could not be more serious about biting into the perfect loaf. The country's...

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2017-04-27 French Presidential Elections 2017

Macron vs Le Pen: The battle for France's top job

On April 23, French people headed to polling stations to cast their ballots in the first round of what was dubbed "the most unpredictable presidential election" in France's...

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2017-04-21 France

Turning up the heat with French firefighters

This week, we're turning up the heat as we tell you all about France's much-loved fire brigade. They are often first on the scene of a crisis, and firefighting makes up just a...

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2017-04-14 France

Employment: New paths back to work

This week, we’re exploring the issue of employment. In France, the unemployment rate has reached 10 percent and local authorities across the country are seeking new approaches to...

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