English-language weekly hits French news stands
English-speakers have a new way to keep up with French current affairs - apart from RFI's website - with the publication of the first weekly newspaper in English to be entirely produced in France. The French Week, on sale in newsagents across France and by subscription throughout Europe, aims to offer an anglophone perspective on French news, lifestyle and culture.
The 16-page paper is written by a team of 50 bilingual correspondents all over France.
It is edited in Castillonnès and printed in nearby Agen in the south-west - a region that hosts a large portion of France's population of expats from Britain, the US and other English-speaking countries.
French Week replaces the monthly French News, which published for 21 years in the same region before folding in the recent recession.
"We explain to the anglophone in France what is going on around them, and we add analysis and comment but also more fun things about culture, sport, leisure and gardening," says British-born editor-in-chief Miranda Neame.
French Week is published every Friday, and costs one euro.