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Johnny Hallyday: The life and legacy of 'French Elvis'

Johnny Hallyday was France’s biggest rock star for more than half a century. Despite selling more than 110 million albums over his nearly 60-year-long career he was virtually unknown abroad. Sometimes called the "the greatest rock star you’ve never heard of", Hallyday’s death has left France in mourning. Who was Johnny and how did he become such a national hero? Join us as we explore the life and legacy of this French cultural icon.

By Florence VILLEMINOT

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2018-04-05 France

Why the massive rail strike? France's love-hate relationship with the SNCF

France's state rail service has long been considered a national treasure. Though it has had a lot to celebrate in its 80-year history, the SNCF is also facing a massive debt...

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2018-03-29 Easter

Flying Bells! How France celebrates Easter

Like other historically Catholic countries, France is a big fan of Easter which is known as Pâques. Traditionally, families gather for a big meal which usually involves lamb in...

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2018-03-08 France

Skiing in France: Beautiful slopes, delicious food… and expensive!

France has the reputation of being one of the top destinations in the world for winter sports. Though it’s part of the national psyche, skiing is only affordable for a privileged...

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2018-03-01 France

Cute animals and fed-up farmers: Paris's Agricultural Show

Join us as we explore the ins and outs of the Paris International Agricultural Show. The Salon de l'Agriculture is one of the most popular cultural events in Paris. For French...

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2018-02-22 Culture

Are the French rude, or is it a big misunderstanding?

The French (and in particular Parisians) don't have a reputation for being the most polite people in the world, with tourists often complaining about how rude they can be. And...

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