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A closer look at France's World Cup victory

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I want your sax: France's love affair with jazz

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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 : 2016-10-14

William the Conqueror, the Norman who dared to invade England

This week, we've headed north to Calvados in Normandy for a special show all about the first Norman king of England, William the Conqueror, precisely 950 years after he won the Battle of Hastings. The young Duke of Normandy's childhood was anything but ordinary. And after consolidating power in his own Duchy, he went on to win the Battle of Hastings on 14th October 1066 and was crowned King of England ten weeks later, completely transforming history on both sides of the Channel.

By Joanna COCKERELL , Sonia BARITELLO , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Tom BURGES WATSON

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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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