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A quirky, insider’s guide to understanding France and the French, from the sublime to the ridiculous. Thursday at 1.45 pm.

Latest update : 2018-05-17

What’s left of the spirit of May 68?

This month, France is marking the 50th anniversary of May 68, a social and cultural revolution considered a major turning point in French society. Students and workers joined forces to stage massive protests and a general strike that ground the country to a halt. What changes did the uprising bring to France? And what’s left of the May 68 spirit today?

By Florence VILLEMINOT

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2018-10-11 FRENCH CONNECTIONS

How can France protect its national heritage without breaking the bank?

Part of what makes France famous around the world is the ubiquity of its impressive, old monuments. But paying for the upkeep of these national treasures can be a headache. The...

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2018-09-28 FRENCH CONNECTIONS

Outstanding or outdated? The ins and outs of French education

Grab your schoolbags! In this episode of French Connections, Genie Godula and Florence Villeminot head back to school to study the ins and outs of France’s education system. The...

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2018-09-13 FRENCH CONNECTIONS

Is Paris a dirty city?

When you imagine the French capital, you imagine impressive monuments, romantic cafés and pretty parks... but the truth is, real Paris clashes with postcard Paris. Whether it's...

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2018-09-06 FRENCH CONNECTIONS

Bullfighting, pétanque and pastis: Exploring the south of France

Whether it's the Sud-Ouest region, Occitanie or "La Provence", the south of France is very diverse. Though it's hard to generalise about southern culture, there are stereotypes....

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2018-08-31 FRENCH CONNECTIONS

Short hours, long breaks: Are French workers lazy?

With the 35-hour working week, ample vacation time and long lunch breaks (often with wine), French people have the reputation of being lazy. However, studies show that French...

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