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Cashing in on local French currencies

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Life on the canals of northern France

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

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

Latest update : 2014-05-09

François Hollande's two years in power

This week, President Hollande defends his record on his first 24 months in office. Also, the Channel Tunnel marks the two decades that have passed since its opening. Finally, we commemorate the abolition of slavery by taking you to the French city of Nantes, which was once a hub of the slave trade.

By Tom BURGES WATSON , Julien MUNTZER , Jeanne LAVENANT , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Joanna COCKERELL

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2018-04-20 France

Cashing in on local French currencies

Alongside the euro, dozens of local currencies are in circulation across France. They surged in 2010 following the global financial crisis and can only be used in a limited area...

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2018-04-13 television

French TV series enter new era

This week we're on set in the fictional crisis room of French TV thriller "The Bureau". With its spy intrigue, real-world storylines and film-star lead actor Mathieu Kassovitz,...

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2018-04-06 trains

Railing against railway reforms in France

This week, we have our eye firmly fixed on the French national railway operator. The state-run SNCF is on track for a major shake-up aimed at making it more competitive and...

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2018-03-30 French culture

Chocolate crunch: A French affair

This show is dedicated to a subject particularly close to the hearts of the French: chocolate! More than 80 percent of the French say they eat at least some chocolate every week...

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2018-03-16 Francophonia

In Africa, French is more than a common language

This week we take you to Tunisia to discover what the French call "Francophonie". Every year on March 20, more than 270 million French speakers around the globe celebrate their...

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