News in France

  • High-speed rail: on track for the future

    Public land transport is developing in
    France and throughout the world, with a growing
    trend towards high-speed cross-border trains,
    trams and regional trains. Technological
    innovations are increasing and French expertise,
    represented to a large extent by the firm Alstom,
    has a well-established reputation.

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  • The FrancEducation Label, a linguistic and diplomatic asset

    The first FrancEducation Labels have just
    been conferred on foreign schools with bilingual
    francophone departments of genuine excellence. This
    new tool is designed to improve the diversity and
    quality of French teaching abroad, and gives such
    institutions recognition for their quality as well as
    access to a whole range of services.

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  • French public broadcasting exports well

    Radio France International, France 24 and Monte
    Carlo Doualiya, boosted by the Arab revolutions and
    reflecting the concerns of various populations, have gained a
    considerably larger audience. TV5 Monde and Arte complete
    the range of French broadcast media whose know-how is
    promoted by Canal France International.

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  • The international success of the French documentary

    Acclaimed for their diversity and the
    high standard of their research, French
    documentaries export well, especially to
    Scandinavian and English-speaking
    countries. In 2010, sales to foreign
    distributors saw growth of nearly 14%
    compared with

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  • Paris: the favourite choice for students

    Paris has been named the world’s
    best student city, ahead of London and
    Boston. Its popularity is not only due to the
    diversity of courses available and the high
    standard of teaching: fees and the quality
    of student life in France are also decisive
    factors in the ranking, which

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  • Big French companies are very busy on the international stage

    Big French companies are exhibiting a certain
    amount of optimism. They are even doing very well
    internationally. In the face of strong world demand, they
    have operations on all five continents in sectors that
    include agribusiness, aeronautics, chemicals and
    pharmaceuticals, but also in the luxury, automotive,
    distribution, construction and ITC industries.
    Big French companies are

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  • Archaeology abroad: a scientific and diplomatic strength

    People who still visualise archaeologists as
    antiquarians collecting old objects are in for a surprise! Run
    jointly by French institutions and those of their host
    countries, major excavation sites abroad are genuine
    laboratories which attract researchers from all over the
    world and in all different disciplines.
    At Madâ’in Sâlih, an ancient

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  • French eco-businesses gain ground

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  • French museums and their international partners

    As the Louvre embarks on a new collaboration
    with its American partners, other French museums are
    also building ties with their foreign counterparts. Works
    of art are travelling all the time, as networks are created
    for training, restoration and research purposes.
    International cooperation projects in French museums
    are buzzing with

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  • French, a language shared by 220 million people

    A worldwide success, Spielberg’s film Tintin
    recounts the adventures of a French-speaking strip cartoon
    character. Like him, millions of French speakers across the
    world continue to speak and learn French, a decidedly
    vibrant and modern language.
    The number of French speakers has tripled in

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