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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 restored to its former glory. The National Library is one of France's 40 sites listed by UNESCO as being culturally significant to mankind. But maintaining these historic treasures is a monumental task... and many of the country's important sites are falling into ruin.

What's the state of French heritage and what's the best way to preserve it? We ask Jean-François Lagneau, architect in chief and inspector of France's historic monuments.

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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