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A car-free Paris: Nightmare or dream come true?

For Paris to remain a postcard city, must it become a "post-car" city? That’s what Mayor Anne Hidalgo thinks. She recently outlined her plan to crack down on pollution in the capital: she wants to ban petrol cars by 2030. As it is, traffic is a nightmare, causing many Parisians to ditch their vehicles for bicycles and public transport. So is a car-free capital the way to go?

By Florence VILLEMINOT

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2018-11-15 FRENCH CONNECTIONS

France's love/hate relationship with Beaujolais nouveau

On the third Thursday of November, France celebrates the arrival of Beaujolais nouveau. It's France's most famous "vin primeur" (young wine) and hails from the beautiful and...

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2018-11-08 FRENCH CONNECTIONS

From 'poilus' to 'gueules cassées': How France commemorates WWI

November 11, 2018 marks the one-hundredth anniversary of the end of World War One. To mark the centenary of the armistice, we explore some of the themes and anecdotes that come...

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2018-10-31 FRENCH CONNECTIONS

French regional accents: Source of pride or discrimination?

The French accent may be considered one of the sexiest in the world, but like other countries, there are many different accents depending on which part of the country you come...

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2018-10-26 FRENCH CONNECTIONS

Accessible and cheap or selective and elitist? The student experience in France

In this episode of French Connections, Genie Godula and Florence Villeminot graduate up to higher education and explore the academic experience à la française. What's it like to...

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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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