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

Latest update : 2014-08-08

The story behind Deauville's transformation

This week, we’re looking at France’s summer holiday season. We head to Deauville, one of the most prestigious seaside resorts on the Normandy coast. Deauville is just two hours from Paris and renowned for its glitz and glamour, but until the late 19th century, there was nothing there but fields and deserted beaches. We dig into the story behind Deauville's tourist boom.

This year, around half of all French people are going away on holiday. But many are still feeling the squeeze of the economic crisis and are trying to keep costs down, favouring low-cost holidays instead.

Also, we take you out with the emergency response teams on the coast and in the air. Every summer, French rescue workers mount special patrols to save the lives of holiday-makers.

By Catherine NORRIS TRENT , Joanna COCKERELL , Emilie KAMINSKI , Stéphane BERNSTEIN

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2017-05-19 France

The monumental battle to save France’s historic sites

FRANCE 24's Tom Burges Watson heads to France's stunning Richelieu National Library. He’s given a special tour of the magnificent Salle Labrouste, which has only just been...

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2017-05-12 France

The upper crust of French baking

This week, we're looking at that quintessential French staple: bread. It's a cliché but true: France could not be more serious about biting into the perfect loaf. The country's...

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2017-04-27 French Presidential Elections 2017

Macron vs Le Pen: The battle for France's top job

On April 23, French people headed to polling stations to cast their ballots in the first round of what was dubbed "the most unpredictable presidential election" in France's...

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2017-04-21 France

Turning up the heat with French firefighters

This week, we're turning up the heat as we tell you all about France's much-loved fire brigade. They are often first on the scene of a crisis, and firefighting makes up just a...

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2017-04-14 France

Employment: New paths back to work

This week, we’re exploring the issue of employment. In France, the unemployment rate has reached 10 percent and local authorities across the country are seeking new approaches to...

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