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Tears and champagne as commercial flights resume between Ethiopia and Eritrea

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UN warns of 'conspiracy of complacency' in fighting HIV

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Nicaragua: another descent into dictatorship?

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Nicaragua's Boiling Point: Americas divided over Ortega's crackdown

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What the World Cup win means for France

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'Nation-state' bill sparks controversy in Israel

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Young women in China go under the knife to improve job prospects

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Film show: Why we love 'Ant-man and the Wasp'

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Brussels to slap $5 billion fine on Google

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

An in-depth look at the political and social events shaping France. Every Friday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-02-24

Aux Champs-Elysées: The story behind France's most famous avenue

This week, we're taking you for a stroll along Paris's most famous thoroughfare, the Champs-Elysées. Considered by many as the most beautiful avenue in the world and well-known for its shopping, the Champs-Elysées has always been the scene of French history and prestige, for better or for worse. FRANCE 24 tells you more about this iconic avenue's past and present.

With special thanks to:

Sylvie Notta and Espaces à la carte, in charge of "Terrasse 50 avenue des Champs-Elysées".

By Claire PACCALIN , Joanna COCKERELL , Nadia CHARBIT , Sonia BARITELLO , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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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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2018-06-08 Jeanne LAVENANT

Standing the test of time: Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris

In this week's edition, we're at one of the most visited places in the French capital: Notre Dame de Paris. We show you around this magnificent Gothic cathedral and tell you...

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