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Are the French rude, or is it a big misunderstanding?

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Latest update : 2016-04-22

#NuitDebout: Political revolution or big street party?

FRENCH CONNECTIONS - Thurs. 21.04.16: For over three weeks now, protesters have been occupying public squares across the country. The so-called "Nuit Debout" ("Up All Night") citizen movement started out as a protest against the government's labour law reform but it's spiralled into something else. Will it pick up momentum and have a lasting influence on French culture and politics, or will it run out of steam?

By Florence VILLEMINOT

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2018-02-22 Culture

Are the French rude, or is it a big misunderstanding?

The French (and in particular Parisians) don't have a reputation for being the most polite people in the world, with tourists often complaining about how rude they can be. And...

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2018-01-18 #MeToo

Deneuve vs. #MeToo: Exploring feminism 'à la française'

The #MeToo movement that emerged in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal has had a major following here in France. However the movement's momentum hit a bump in the road with...

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2018-01-04 France

Bonne année!

This week we take a closer look at how French people kick off the New Year. From obsessively wishing each other "Bonne Année" to eating delicious King Cake. Meilleurs voeux to...

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2017-12-14 Corsica

Corsica: Understanding France's complex relationship with its 'island of beauty'

Located in the Mediterranean Sea, Corsica is known as the "island of beauty". It's had a tumultuous relationship with the mainland since it became French in the 18th century and...

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2017-12-07 Johnny Hallyday

Johnny Hallyday: The life and legacy of 'French Elvis'

Johnny Hallyday was France’s biggest rock star for more than half a century. Despite selling more than 110 million albums over his nearly 60-year-long career he was virtually...

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