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Latest update : 2017-04-07

Backstage at a French police academy

This week, we're at a French police training college. With the presidential election coming up and France still under a state of emergency, security is in the spotlight, and so too is the question of police brutality. The French have had a strange relationship at times with the forces of law and order but nonetheless, growing numbers of young people are joining the force. How are they preparing to face the reality of the field and how do they see the future? We went to meet some new recruits.

By Haxie MEYERS-BELKIN , Joanna COCKERELL , 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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