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Latest update : 2014-06-20

Culture strikes: French government tries to appease protesters

France is well known for its strikes and protests and now even entertainers have been taking to the streets. They are furious at the government's proposals to shake up their special system of benefits. Also this week, there was shock after a 16-year-old boy was beaten up by a lynch mob who accused the Roma teenager of being a burglar. Finally, we take you to the world-famous Palace of Versailles, which is hosting a striking contemporary art show in its gardens.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Catherine NORRIS TRENT , Joanna COCKERELL , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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2016-02-12 Paris

Paris: A nightlife in limbo?

This week, we've decided to explore the areas of the French capital which never sleep. With cafés, clubs and cabarets, here's no shortage of nocturnal activity in Paris and it's...

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2016-02-05 migrants

Migrant crisis: Is Calais the dead end on the migrant trail?

This week we report from the northern city of Calais, where thousands of migrants and refugees have been forced to set up camp in the past year as they flee war and poverty in...

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2016-01-22 Louvre

Backstage at the Louvre museum

This week we have an exceptional treat for you: a visit behind the scenes of the Louvre museum! So forget the crowds and umbrella-wielding tour guides, we're taking you on a...

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2016-01-15 French politics

François Mitterrand's legacy

This week, we’re looking at the life and legacy of the first Socialist president of France's Fifth Republic. François Mitterrand was born a century ago this year, and passed away...

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2016-01-08 secularism

French secularism: More than 100 years of 'laïcité'

In this edition, we're turning our eye to the French Republic's secular laws which separate the involvement of any religion from governmental affairs. The word for "secular" in...

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