Talking France

Eurostar faces more misery, defending Paris waiters and key questions on new French language tests

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Episode notes

On the menu this week we look at whether more French cities will follow the lead of Paris by turning up the heat big fuel guzzling SUV vehicles plus we find out why Eurostar is facing more travel misery.

We'll try to understand French waiters - are they just grumpy garçons or serious professionals who get an unfair reputation and answer some of your important questions on the new French language requirements for residency permits and citizenship.

And we'll explore whether the French, reputed as being the world's biggest romancers, are actually bothered about Valentine's Day?

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Ben McPartland your host is joined by the team at The Local Emma Pearson, Gen Mansfield and politics expert John Lichfield.

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