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Latest update : 2018-07-18

What the World Cup win means for France

France erupted with joy on July 15 when Les Bleus beat Croatia in the World Cup final. It's a big deal for any country to win the World Cup, but it felt particularly special in France. The victory was a real boost for a country that's still reeling from repeated terrorist attacks. At last, there was a reason to take to the streets to celebrate France, in all its diversity.

>> On France24.com: New to France, migrants cheer on World Cup victory

By Florence VILLEMINOT

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2018-08-09 FRENCH CONNECTIONS

From baguettes to bistros: the battle to protect France’s cultural heritage

What do the baguette, Paris bistros and “bouquinistes”, open air booksellers along the river Seine, have in common? Other than starting with the letter ‘b’, groups are lobbying...

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2018-07-12 FRENCH CONNECTIONS

Tour de France: More than a cycling race, a celebration!

The Tour de France is the biggest free sporting spectacle in the world. First organized in 1903, the so-called "Grande Boucle" is held primarily during the month of July and...

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2018-07-05 FRENCH CONNECTIONS

Are the French really bad drivers?

French people have the reputation of being pretty reckless behind the wheel, but how true is that stereotype? Despite regular traffic violations, the number of deaths on French...

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2018-06-29 FRENCH CONNECTIONS

Parlez-vous français? The ins and outs of the French language

In this episode of French Connections Plus, we explore the ins and outs of the French language. Once the language of diplomacy, French is still influential around the world,...

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