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France's Salon de l'Agriculture: Celebrating a struggling sector

FRENCH CONNECTIONS – Thurs. 23.02.17: France's biggest farm is setting up shop in the capital. This week the Paris International Agricultural Show kicks off. The Salon de l'Agriculture is one of the most popular cultural events in Paris and a golden opportunity for politicians to appeal to rural voters. But for all the public displays of affection, the French farming industry is in the middle of a major crisis. Many farmers are quite literally struggling to survive.

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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