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CLIP 10204

French cafe life under threat?

French cafe life under threat?

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Key Info
  • French cafe life under threat?
  • Duration: 02:01
  • The French cafe is an integral part of daily life, but it is coming under threat during the recession. At least two cafes went out of business every day in France during 2009-2010. Politicians are considering subsidies to save traditional cafes, which now have to compete with international chains. David Chazan reports from the village of Fontenay-Saint-Pere, near Paris, where the last cafe is struggling to survive. This BBC News clip is published as part of BBC News Online and was first broadcast on 1 March 2010. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Current Affairs and Social Issues

  • Keywords: France, French, cafe, society, business, economics, recession, identity, tradition, coffee, globalisation
Ideas for use in class
  • Background to issues in modern-day France. Use as stimulus to discuss differences between traditional and modern leisure interests.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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