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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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2017-10-13 traffic

Paris, the city of love, lights and... traffic jams

The French capital may be known as the city of lights, but for many who live here it’s also the city of "embouteillages", or traffic jams. And that's nothing new. Cars first...

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2017-10-06 Vaccine

Vaccinations: Separating fact from fiction

This week we’re examining a new French government initiative, which is set to see the policy of immunisation tightened. France is making it a legal requirement for parents to...

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2017-09-29 health

Facing up to the challenges of autism

This week we're looking into France’s attitude to a complex issue: autism. Around 1 in 100 children are diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders in France and the...

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2017-09-15 Brexit

France vs Brexit Britain: Who will come out on top?

This week, we bring you a special edition on what Brexit means for France. How will it affect the tens of thousands of British people living in France, and the many more French...

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2017-09-08 France

Backstage at France's busiest airports

In this edition we're going behind the scenes of France's biggest air transport hubs. We meet air traffic controllers and police at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, and chat to...

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