Life after Covid-19: A long road to recovery

22 May

In this week’s show, we put the focus on the thousands of French people who contracted Covid-19 and came out the other side. We look at the long road to recovery that lies ahead for some, as well as lingering symptoms for others. We also talk to an in…

Face masks: France adjusts to a new way of life

8 May

This week we bring you a show all about face masks as France starts to lift its lockdown. Faced with controversial shortages at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, French authorities initially rejected the notion of a generalised use before finally to…

The French workplace: No labour of love

13 Mar

While the current global trend is all about balancing professional performance and personal wellbeing, the average French office isn’t a happy place. Stress, depression, burnout syndrome – far from the myth of a “superior” French work/life balance, th…

Recipe for success: France’s pastry culture

17 Jan

This week, we’re in the gourmet aisles of one of Paris’s best loved department stores to talk about the French art of pastry making! While the country faces some stiff competition in the wider culinary world, pastry remains a French preserve, and with…

The Parisian art market under the hammer

10 Jan

This week, we look into Paris’s bid to reclaim its status as the world’s leading art market. In 2018, French sales totalled just over €3 billion. But over 70 percent went under the hammer of just 20 houses. The market is not only concentrated in the h…

The Muslim headscarf: France’s Republican dilemma

8 Nov

This week, we’re putting the focus on a recurrent and touchy issue that has once again made headlines in France: the Muslim headscarf. The debate about the Muslim headscarf returned to the spotlight after footage spread online of a far-right official …