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March 2019

France vs the world. The last hope for global liberalism? The one leader who can handle the US? Why, despite trouble at home, we all need France.

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Let’s explore

Each night, Accor welcomes more than 500,000 guests in properties across 100 different countries. From luxury brands such as Raffles, Fairmont and Sofitel to the trendy, lifestyle-focused Delano and Mama Shelter and mid…

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Set your sights on Copenhagen

The Danish capital is an ever-evolving city that never fails to dazzle and intrigue. Whether you’re a first-timer or a veteran, Copenhagen is sure to leave a lasting impression.

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China's new luxury landmark

The PuXuan Hotel and Spa from Urban Resort Concepts is poised to elevate hospitality in Beijing – following the standard set by its sister hotels The PuLi in Shanghai, The PuShang in Xiamen and The RuMa in Kuala Lumpur.

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Editor’s letter

As we invite you to say ‘bonjour’ to our issue devoted to all things French, our editor in chief explains how our latest page-turner owes its beginnings to some pondering in a Parisian bookshop.

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The opener

We eye the future of branding and assess the sartorial statement of the ‘gilets jaunes’. First up: the influence of French words and how to bring people together through a love of good food.

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Express yourself

Learning a language can be arduous but a dramatic approach is finding a captive audience in Paris.

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In the shadows

Private detectives are almost as mysterious as the cases they solve. We go undercover with a Parisian sleuth.

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Keep it in the family

Though it has grown from two staff to 30 in 10 years, Rabih Kayrouz still values close bonds at his Maison.

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Seeking the light

Jean-Michel Jarre, forefather of electronica, spends his evenings holed up in his Paris loft with a film projector.

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Top 20

Why France? Why not? It’s home to many of our favourite labels, haunts and titles; here are a few.

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Ripple effect

As France reasserts itself on the world stage, we visit the historic naval base at the epicentre of its maritime prowess.

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Liberté. Égalité?

France has kept its former imperial outposts close – but some feel the distance. Are they happy being a part of the fraternity?

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Bonjour, tout le monde

French influence spans the globe, be it the wine you drink, the car you drive or the clothes you wear. It’s soft power with a swagger and Breton stripe too.

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Defence briefing

Bulgaria beefs up its airforce, Turkey adds to its missile stocks and Greece tightens its coastal security.

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French lessons

From political machinations and getting the hang of thinking like a local to freedom of the press and a love of flirting, our writers reveal what makes France tick.

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Not changing tack

Modern technology has little place at Rivierre, France’s last working nail factory. Workers here have faith in traditional ways – and their century-old machines.

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