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

Latest update : 2017-07-21

Bistrot or bust? Why France's famed cafés are disappearing

This week, we're turning our eye to the bistrot, France's answer to the pub. Bistrots have played a central part in French culture for more than a century. But although hundreds of eateries open their doors across France every year, an even greater number are shutting up shop. That's been the overall trend for the past few years. So what's the cultural significance of French bistrots and what's being done to save them? We take you to find out.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Joanna COCKERELL , Sonia BARITELLO , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Tom BURGES WATSON

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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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2018-06-01 Jeanne LAVENANT

Drinking water: What goes down the drain?

This week we’re talking about a mundane yet vital issue: drinking water! Each year, France loses 1.3 trillion liters of water, which is the equivalent of 430,000 Olympic swimming...

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2018-05-18 Jeanne LAVENANT

French and noble in 2018: What remains of France's aristocracy?

This week we're at the Château de Courson, a stunning 17th-century property. It's the perfect backdrop for this week's show because we're talking about the French nobility. It's...

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2018-05-11 Jeanne LAVENANT

May 68: When France took a stand

This week marks the fiftieth anniversary of May 68 in France. It started as a student movement, but quickly turned into a full-blown political and generational clash. This period...

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