A LOOK back over some of the headlines from France.
Young offenders in the spotlight - The Connexion
politicians of all political hues have reacted after it emerged that a schoolboy who has admitted raping and murdering a schoolmate had already spent time in prison in connection with a rape.
Pierre Cardin feud tears village apart - BBC News
Fashion designer Pierre Cardin has upset the locals in the French village of Lacoste, by buying the Marquis de Sade's famous castle and 22 more properties.
French blogger needles the elite with knitted news - AFP
From a randy Dominique Strauss-Kahn to a diminutive Nicolas Sarkozy, a French blogger has become an Internet hit by needling the rich and powerful with knitted dolls in sly recreations of the news.
Le Fooding mixes food and fun - RFI
The 2012 edition of an alternative French restaurant guide known as Le Fooding has just been published.
The French way of work - The Economist
Managers must shoulder some of the blame for France’s troubled relationship with work.
Intouchables – not Sarkozy – provides the narrative France needs - The Guardian
French people are flocking to a spate of socially aware films filling the void left by Nicolas Sarkozy's divisive politics.
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Books on France
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