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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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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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2015-07-09 Charlie Hebdo

Paris attacks, six months on

This week our show is dedicated entirely to the Paris attacks which, six months ago, claimed the lives of 17 people in three separate incidents. From Charlie Hebdo to...

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