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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 : 2017-12-27

2017: An eventful year marked by electoral surprises, natural disasters and powerful hashtags

As France gets into the holiday spirit, we take a look back at what 2017 held in store. The French presidential election turned out to be quite the nail-biter, taking a number of unprecedented twists and turns before independent centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron was elected the country’s new leader. We also take a look at the year ahead and some of the cultural highlights we can expect. Finally, we meet Nina Métayer, who was voted best pastry chef of the year.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Tom BURGES WATSON , Joanna COCKERELL , Sonia BARITELLO , Tamara PAVAN

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2018-01-19 France

Aiding migrants in France: What are the legal implications?

In 2017, France received a record number of asylum applications: 100,000 in all. And when arriving in a new country, information is key. We meet the team of infomigrants.net,...

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2018-01-12 fashion

France's love affair with lingerie

This week, we’re looking into the lacy and racy world of lingerie. The word is French, and rightly so: the country boasts a particularly strong and long-standing tradition of...

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2017-12-08 tourism

Lyon's Fête des Lumières: From candles to extraordinary light shows

This week’s edition of France in Focus is coming to you from the city of Lyon where the world-famous “Festival of Lights”, or la Fête des Lumières, is in full swing. During four...

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2017-12-01 contraception

Fifty years of contraception: Small pill, big change

This week, France marks 50 years since contraception was officially legalised. We see how wide-spread is the use of contraception in France, and what are the methods favoured by...

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