Keyword: gitans

From life on the road to housing estates: the uneasy transition for travellers

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Entre les caravanes et les algeccos, les habitants ont créé une petite cour. Entre les caravanes et les algeccos, les habitants ont créé une petite cour.

All across France travellers – including Gypsies from various different communities – live in caravans at makeshift campsites with the bare minimum of sanitation and other facilities. A few local authorities have decided to rehouse them in new, permanent homes, and Strasbourg in north-east France is currently building the largest traveller estate of its kind in the country. But as Noemie Rousseau reports from there, even when new homes are available, it is not always easy for people used to the open road to adapt their culture to living between four walls.