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Latest update : 2016-05-20

Housing in France: From a lack of accommodation to luxury properties

This week we take you to the north-west of Paris to look into the topic of housing. In accordance with French legislation, some of the flats being built here will be used as social housing - and France certainly has some catching up to do on the issue. But while they wait for access to social housing, many are forced to live in precarious circumstances.

Confronted with such options, a growing number of people are pooling their ressources with friends or even strangers - and working collectively to build their home sweet home. For many, having a roof over one's head is a luxury in itself.

France is also a magnet for wealthy foreigners, ready to pay top dollar for a first-hand experience of the famous French art de vivre!

With thanks to: Altarea Cogedim, Linkcity Ile-de-France et Clichy-Batignolles.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Nadia CHARBIT , Natacha MILLERET , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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2018-07-20 Jeanne LAVENANT

A closer look at France's World Cup victory

After France's stunning World Cup victory, we take a closer look at the phenomenon of Les Bleus. Who are the French national team and how did they get to the top of world...

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2018-07-13 Jeanne LAVENANT

Ooh la la: Love and dating in France

This week, we’re getting all loved up! From the sexy language to the pleasure-driven lifestyle, France has a reputation for passion, starting with its capital. Paris is known as...

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2018-06-29 Jeanne LAVENANT

The waste land: Tackling France's illegal dumping

This week, we're shining the spotlight on a surprising form of pollution. As a nation, France is committed to cleaning up its environmental act. But on the ground, local...

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2018-06-22 Jeanne LAVENANT

Let's become French!

In this week's edition of France in Focus, we examine the process of becoming French. We take you to a naturalisation ceremony at the Pantheon in Paris, where we meet some of...

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2018-06-15 Jeanne LAVENANT

The Jewish community's place in French society

France is home to the largest Jewish community in Europe. But their quest for a place in French society has been a turbulent one. In some towns, the Jewish population has been...

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