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Latest update : 2016-12-23

The year in review: The highs and lows of 2016

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This week we take look at the key events that marked France in 2016 and look ahead to what’s to come in 2017. The 12-month review covers both highs and lows, including the deadly Bastille Day attack in Nice which was followed by a period of national mourning. Then, we take a look at what’s in the cards for 2017, a year during which the presidential election could very well become an historic event. Finally, we go through the cultural events to watch out for as the new year rolls around.

By Tom BURGES WATSON , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Joanna COCKERELL , Sonia BARITELLO , Camille FEVRIER , Georges YAZBECK

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2017-06-16 cyber crime

At the heart of France's war on cyberattacks

It's a war that's being waged without weapons, tanks or rocket launchers. The battleground is virtual and digital because this war is taking place in cyberspace. Every week,...

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2017-06-09 nuclear power

Nuclear energy: When France faces a new era

The nuclear industry remain central to France. The country has 19 power plants and 58 reactors. Yet the vision for the sector's future continues to evolve. Around a third of...

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2017-06-02 French Legislative Elections 2017

Why the legislative elections really matter

This week, Tom Burges Watson takes you to the French parliament, the Assemblée Nationale, as the first round of the French legislative vote is now just days away. Since Emmanuel...

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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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