Thousands of Parisians gathered in the streets around Notre-Dame on Monday evening and held a vigil on the banks of the River Seine after a devastating fire tore through the city’s beloved cathedral.
Shortly after his election in May 2017, President Macron said he wanted France itself “to think and move like a start-up” – a vision of the country’s digital future that is gaining traction as Britain wrestles with Brexit.
She was diagnosed with double scoliosis and was told she was too tall to dance. But she defied the odds to become a prima ballerina at the Paris Opera Ballet. On the eve of her retirement from the stage Marie-Agnès Gillot talks to FRANCE 24.
In his first six months as president, Macron stressed that France was a land of welcome for refugees, saying he wanted all of them off the streets by the end of 2017. But in January 2018 hundreds of refugees are still sleeping rough in Paris.