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Latest update : 2013-04-05

War in Mali: A rare look inside the French nerve centre

As French-led troops make rapid advances in Mali, we take a look at how and where those crucial decisions are made in Paris. Next, we meet some of the public figures dominating France's gay marriage debate - this as the government’s bill goes before parliament. Finally, we bring you some of the highlights from the Vendée Globe race, which was won this year by 29-year-old Frenchman François Gabart.

By Claire PRYDE , Joanna COCKERELL , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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2017-08-04 France

Just how happy are the French?

This week, we're asking the question, just how happy are the French people? They have a reputation for being a little bit grumpy, and on the world happiness report, the French...

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2017-07-28 France

All or nothing: Paris dreams of hosting 2024 Olympics

This week, we focus on one of the biggest dreams of the French capital: hosting the next Olympics. In July, the International Olympic Committee awarded hosting rights for the...

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2017-07-21 France

Bistrot or bust? Why France's famed cafés are disappearing

This week, we're turning our eye to the bistrot, France's answer to the pub. Bistrots have played a central part in French culture for more than a century. But although hundreds...

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2017-07-07 prisons

A rare look inside France's prison system

This week we look into the challenges faced by France's penitentiary system. The subject is a touchy one in a country where overpopulated jails are a longstanding and...

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2017-06-30 France

French port of Le Havre celebrates 500 years of history

This year, the northern French port city of Le Havre is celebrating its 500th birthday. Almost entirely destroyed by Allied bombing during World War II, today it's the busiest...

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