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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 : 2016-11-19

Bordeaux: French wine capital and 'best city to visit'

This week, we head to Bordeaux, a stunning city that has just topped Lonely Planet's guide of top ten cities to visit in 2017. It is of course world famous for its wine and we take you on a special tour of Bordeaux's impressive new wine museum (Cité du Vin in French).

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Joanna COCKERELL , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Tom BURGES WATSON

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2018-11-05 FRANCE IN FOCUS

Armistice: The signature that ended World War I

One century ago, on November 11, 1918, the armistice that ended World War I was signed in the French forest of Compiègne. The conflict had lasted for more than four years, during...

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2018-11-02 FRANCE IN FOCUS

France marks four decades of legendary Route du Rhum sailing race

On November 4, skippers will set sail from the French port of Saint-Malo for the legendary transatlantic Route du Rhum competition, 40 years after the first race. We ask 2002...

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2018-10-26 FRANCE IN FOCUS

Talking death in Paris’ star-studded cemetery

All Saints Day is a chance for the French to honour their dead, but not all do so in the same way. With a multicultural and multi-faith population, the country blends a variety...

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2018-10-12 FRANCE IN FOCUS

Animal welfare: France at the bottom of the class

In France, there is no legal framework to truly protect animals. In fact, until 2015, animals had the same legal status as "moveable property" - in other words, furniture! In...

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2018-10-05 FRANCE IN FOCUS

The changing face of French parenthood

When it comes to having babies, France is Europe's most fertile country. Last year, a total of 767,000 babies were born here. But even so, that number was 2% lower than the...

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