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Saving France's city centres: How to lure back locals?

This week, we're in the northern French city of Dreux, famed for its rich history, royal chapel and... boarded-up shops. Like a number of cities in France, Dreux has fallen prey to a worrying trend: urban desertification. As giant retail chains set up shop on the outskirts of towns, consumers are abandoning the city centres, forcing smaller stores out of business. We take a closer look at the issue of urban desertification in France and find out what is being done to combat it.

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