France in Focus
Backstage pass to the AlpsIn this week's special edition of France in Focus, we head to the slopes of val d'Isère, where the ski season is in full swing. Also, we check out the latest ski gadgets, from…
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Oysters: the pearls of the AtlanticFrench People have always loved oysters. The average French person eats two kilos per year. “You are here” takes you to the biggest oyster pond of Europe, at Marennes Oléron.
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A Paris hidden within its passagesSecluded passageways and pearls of French architecture lie undetected in the heart of Paris. Discover the hidden corridors of the French capital with ‘You Are Here’.
MIDDLE EAST MATTERS
Who is Sajida al-Rishawi, the Iraqi woman IS group wants released?After killing a Japanese hostage, the Islamic State group is proposing a prisoner exchange for the release of a second Japanese man, Kenji Goto: his life for the release of a…
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Versailles, the temple of gildingIn the former palace of Louis XIV, whose subjects called him the Sun King, gold is everywhere: on the gates, the roofs, the sculptures, the woodwork and the ceilings.
Carmakers hope to build on revived sales at Detroit Auto ShowThe Detroit Auto Show is opening this week with an air of optimism not seen since the financial crisis. A rebound in sales has come courtesy of low oil prices and interest rates.…
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Down by the Loire RiverFor our first programme, we discover France’s longest river, the Loire. We meet the wine growers, fishermen and chefs who make their living in this beautiful location.
Cuba: The opening of a new chapterJust over two weeks after the announcement that Washington and Havana are to resume full diplomatic relations, some US-exiled Cubans have already returned home. Our reporters…
Is Paris back in the race for New Year’s tourism?For the first time in over a decade Paris is organising a huge New Year’s show on the iconic Champs-Elysées Boulevard. After years of accommodating, but not encouraging, large…
French ski resorts worried over snow's no-showWith just a few days to go until Christmas, France’s top ski resorts would normally be gearing up for the usual flurry of visitors that the holiday season brings. But a lack of…
FRANCE - TOURISM
France gives traditional sightseeing a faceliftTraditional guided tours are being revolutionised in France with a growing number of alternative sightseeing outings on offer.
Brussels says French and Italian budgets are OK... for nowBrussels gives France and Italy the green light on their budgets after both countries made revisions to their spending plans that included further belt-tightening. Meanwhile,…