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Local elections: The fight for the French capital

This week, we bring you a special programme dedicated to the upcoming local elections here in France. We begin by looking at who's who in the race to be the next Mayor of Paris. Also, with a struggling French economy and sky-high unemployment, we take you to the towns and cities likely to send a strong message to President Hollande's government. Finally, who said you had to be French to run in these municipal elections? We introduce you to some of the candidates from across the Channel.

By Stéphanie CHEVAL , Kalvin NG , Joanna COCKERELL

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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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