Gallery - Quotes of the Week

GALLERY: Quotes of the week

GALLERY: Quotes of the week
(Clockwise from top left) Nicolas Sarkozy, Valerie Trierweiler, Karim Benzema, Gerard Depardieu.
This week the French headlines featured national pride, a troubled ex-president, and what not to say to an officer of the law. Here's a look at some of the more significant or outrageous statements made in France in the past seven days.

A footballer provoked the wrath of the far-right, a motorist spoke 'honestly' with a police officer, and Carla Bruni's husband had a rollercoaster seven days that climaxed with a peak of operatic drama. 

Funny, ridiculous, momentous, or controversial – here is your cheat sheet for French news from March 17th to 23rd.

Can you guess who said what? And what they were talking about?

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