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16 April 2022updated 10 May 2022 10:53am

Travelling through Macron’s France, from the Channel to the Mediterranean – Audio Long Reads

France still lies in the shadow of Charles de Gaulle.

By Jeremy Cliffe and Adrian Bradley

On the eve of the 2022 French presidential election, the New Statesman’s writer-at-large Jeremy Cliffe catches a train from Courseulles-sur-Mer on the north coast of France to Marseille on the Mediterranean. Stopping several times along the way, he hears how contemporary France is reshaping itself in the long shadow of Charles de Gaulle: what does the future hold for the Fifth Republic?

In this podcast, Adrian Bradley reads Cliffe’s feature, which was first published on 12 March 2022.

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