More French people live in London than in Bordeaux or Strasbourg and it is now thought to be France's sixth biggest city in terms of population.
German and French car buyers are turning to British-made Jaguar and Land Rovers at an unprecedented rate despite the eurozone debt crisis.
In a bid to help stamp out racism, Socialist Party presidential candidate François Hollande wants to make a small but significant amendment to article 1 of the French Constitution – the removal of the word “race”. But would that make any difference? Academic and human rights campaigner Danièle Lochak thinks not, dismissing the idea as merely “for show”. Here, in an interview with Mediapart's Carine Fouteau, she explains her reasoning.