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Bonne Année 2017! How France kicks off the New Year

FRENCH CONNECTIONS – Thurs. 05.01.17: This week we take a closer look at how French people kick off the New Year, from obsessively wishing each other "Happy New Year" to eating delicious King Cake. Bonne Année et meilleurs voeux to all of you!

By Florence VILLEMINOT

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2017-08-17 France

Malbouffe: understanding junk food à la française

France is famous for its haute cuisine and often credited for having the best eating habits in the world but things have changed over the years. These days the French...

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2017-06-29 France

Is French health care the best in the world?

High-quality, affordable and widely accessible, French health care was ranked best in the world by the World Health Organization in 2000. But what makes it so successful? Though...

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2017-05-11 French politics

Triangles, voter fatigue and the Bourbon Palace: French parliamentary elections

This week, we explore French parliamentary elections, the so-called "third round" of the presidential race. The rules to becoming MP are quite particular in France. Though...

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2017-06-02 France

Are French high schoolers extra smart?

French people love to brag that the Baccalaureate is the hardest end of high school exam in the world. But with so many people passing it, has it lost its value? We take a closer...

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2017-05-18 French Legislative Elections 2017

Are French politicians paid too much?

This week FRANCE 24 takes a closer look at France’s 577 members of parliament. Elected for 5-year terms, they split their time between the stunning Palais Bourbon in Paris and...

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