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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 : 2018-05-18

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

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.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Camille FEVRIER , Sonia BARITELLO , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Tom BURGES WATSON

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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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2018-09-28 FRANCE IN FOCUS

Stability or monarchy? France's Fifth Republic turns 60

As France marks the 60th anniversary of its Fifth Republic, we're looking at the inception and endurance of this political regime and its Constitution. Despite a number of...

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2018-09-14 FRANCE IN FOCUS

From crowdfunding to lottery tickets: How to save French heritage?

This week, we're at the Hôtel Dieu de Château Thierry, an ancient hospital, to talk about French heritage and its ailments! While France is famed for its grand old monuments,...

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2018-09-07 FRANCE IN FOCUS

The search for France's second-hand treasures

France is famous for its luxury boutiques and designer brands, but it's also one of the top destinations for second-hand shopping. We head to Lille for the annual flea market...

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