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French and noble in 2018: What remains of France's aristocracy?

By: Tom Burges WATSON Follow | Jeanne LAVENANT | Camille FEVRIER | Sonia BARITELLO | Stéphane BERNSTEIN
1 min

This week we're at the Château de Courson, a stunning 17th-century property. It's the perfect backdrop for this week's show because we're talking about the French nobility. It's a social class which no longer has any legal status. However, you would be wrong to assume that "la noblesse" no longer exists! According to some estimates, there may actually be more people who can claim to be part of the French aristocracy today than before the French Revolution. We take a closer look.

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