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Latest update : 2013-11-12

Road tax row: the Brittany exception

A planned tax on heavy goods vehicles may be on hold, but one region in the west of France is still fuming - we find out why. Next, a prominent French politician warns that racist language is creeping into public debate. Finally, commemorations begin to mark the 100 years that have passed since World War I began.

By Stéphanie CHEVAL , Kalvin NG , Joanna COCKERELL

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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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2016-06-17 Islam

The challenges faced by Muslims in France

This edition comes to you from the Grand Mosque of Paris, where we're discussing Islam in France. This as millions of Muslims across the globe observe Ramadan and around five...

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2016-06-10 gastronomy

Food for thought: How eating habits are changing

This week's edition is brought to you from Rungis – the world’s largest wholesale market. Located on the outskirts of Paris, Rungis supplies restaurants, shops and institutions,...

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