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John Lichfield

Why the left will decide the outcome of the French elections

The most vicious presidential contest in almost a century is likely to be decided by left wing voters... even though their own parties don’t have a prayer of winning.

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Monaco: How Prince Albert created a paradise for the rich

Prince Albert is not only the prince of Monaco but something akin to its general manager. So when his private life comes under the spotlight, so too does his principality.

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Can French town of Vichy escape its pro-Nazi historical baggage?

The small spa resort in central France which gave its name to Marshal Petain’s pro-Nazi regime carries heavy historical baggage. As the town tries to reinvent itself once more, JOHN LICHFIELD paid it a visit.

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The most expensive (and glittering) feud in history

Bernard Arnault and François Pinault, two of France's richest men and the powers behind some of the world's most glamourous brands, fell out in a business dispute 20 years ago.

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Françoise Hardy and France's new debate on ageing and euthanasia

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Paris: Has the city of light lost its lustre?

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What talk of a military coup could mean for France

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