This week, a former president told the French that their ancestors are a group of comic book heroes. Yes indeed, Asterix and Obelix are the real French. Maud Descamps tells you more about these Gaulois.

For the first time in its history, the centre-right parties are organising primary elections. They will be held at the end of November and there are now seven official candidates. And is there something beautiful blooming between François Hollande and Rihanna? We’ll tell you all about it in this week’s episode of So French.

Recorded in Paris, 24 September 2016.

The Summer of 2016 is over. So French is back, but also the many politicians who are hoping to become France’s next President.

We’ll tell you all about a scandal that shocked the ever so chic French world of art. And we tasted some coffee. Although Paris is world famous for its café culture, the coffee Parisians drink usually tastes like mud. But that’s going to change: quality coffee is slowly but surely conquering the city. And we talk about something So French: la rentrée. Maud Descamps explains this strange ritual.

 

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