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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 : 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 , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Natacha MILLERET

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