Five minutes to understand: France’s 2022 presidential election

Five minutes to understand: France’s 2022 presidential election

It's still just under a year away, but France's next presidential election is already the source of fevered speculation, so here's a quick guide to how it will work and what happens next.

Reader question: Can I use my American vaccination certificate to enter France?
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Reader question: Can I use my American vaccination certificate to enter France?

ANALYSIS: Can Macron cheer up the French with his ‘Tour de France’?

ANALYSIS: Can Macron cheer up the French with his ‘Tour de France’?

The French tax calendar for 2021 – which taxes are due when?
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The French tax calendar for 2021 – which taxes are due when?

French Rivera tourist businesses eagerly await return of Cannes film festival

French Rivera tourist businesses eagerly await return of Cannes film festival

French rock group Indochine plays Covid trial gig in Paris

French rock group Indochine plays Covid trial gig in Paris

Pandemic in Europe won’t be over until 70 percent are vaccinated, says WHO

Pandemic in Europe won’t be over until 70 percent are vaccinated, says WHO

Reader question: Can I travel to France if I am fully vaccinated?
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Reader question: Can I travel to France if I am fully vaccinated?

Record numbers of rural property sales as French flee to the countryside

Record numbers of rural property sales as French flee to the countryside

Paris’ Louvre museum appoints its first female boss

Paris’ Louvre museum appoints its first female boss

Final testing begins on Franco-British Covid vaccine

Final testing begins on Franco-British Covid vaccine

Macron pledges to protect France’s regional languages

Macron pledges to protect France’s regional languages

French social media influencers offered money by foreign company to discredit Pfizer’s Covid vaccine

French social media influencers offered money by foreign company to discredit Pfizer’s Covid vaccine

How does France’s public holiday count compare to its European neighbours?
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How does France’s public holiday count compare to its European neighbours?

The key documents for British people in France after Brexit

The key documents for British people in France after Brexit

The priority jobs that qualify you for an early vaccine in France

The priority jobs that qualify you for an early vaccine in France

France’s constitutional court rejects proposed law limiting filming of police officers

France’s constitutional court rejects proposed law limiting filming of police officers

Télétravail: What are the rules as French workers return to the office?
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Télétravail: What are the rules as French workers return to the office?

Campaign finance trial opens for French ex-president Sarkozy

Campaign finance trial opens for French ex-president Sarkozy

Reader question: How do I prove I have recovered from Covid in France?
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Reader question: How do I prove I have recovered from Covid in France?

France can ‘turn the page’ on Covid crisis by November, says health minister

France can ‘turn the page’ on Covid crisis by November, says health minister

France’s Fête de la musique ‘will go ahead, with masks and a curfew’

France’s Fête de la musique ‘will go ahead, with masks and a curfew’

Can I use a foreign vaccination certificate to access France’s health passport?
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Can I use a foreign vaccination certificate to access France’s health passport?

Paris’ Notre-Dame square closed due to health fears over lead levels

Paris’ Notre-Dame square closed due to health fears over lead levels

France to offer free PCR tests to tourists and visitors this summer

France to offer free PCR tests to tourists and visitors this summer

On the agenda: What’s happening in France this week
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On the agenda: What’s happening in France this week

‘No more noise headaches or pollution’ – Parisians welcome plan to pedestrianise city centre

‘No more noise headaches or pollution’ – Parisians welcome plan to pedestrianise city centre

France adds four more countries to ‘red list’ with strict police-enforced quarantine

France adds four more countries to ‘red list’ with strict police-enforced quarantine

Storms, rain and strong winds forecast for week France’s café terraces reopen

Storms, rain and strong winds forecast for week France’s café terraces reopen

What to expect at your French vaccine appointment (and what to do if you don’t have a carte vitale)

What to expect at your French vaccine appointment (and what to do if you don’t have a carte vitale)

Reader question: Which Covid vaccines will France accept for tourists this summer?
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Reader question: Which Covid vaccines will France accept for tourists this summer?

These are the French sectors recruiting this summer
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These are the French sectors recruiting this summer

French serial killer dubbed ‘Ogre of the Ardennes’ dies in jail

French serial killer dubbed ‘Ogre of the Ardennes’ dies in jail

French police make 2,500 quarantine travel checks and 141 fines

French police make 2,500 quarantine travel checks and 141 fines

Napoleon fans outraged by horse memorial

Napoleon fans outraged by horse memorial

France charges three over neo-Nazi attack plot

France charges three over neo-Nazi attack plot

How France’s curfew rules will work this summer

How France’s curfew rules will work this summer

Metro closures in Paris in weekend of transport works

Metro closures in Paris in weekend of transport works

French police officer killed in drugs bust was ‘hero in the war on drugs’

French police officer killed in drugs bust was ‘hero in the war on drugs’

Barnier book tells inside Brexit story ahead of possible bid for French presidency

Barnier book tells inside Brexit story ahead of possible bid for French presidency

MAP: Where in France are Covid rates falling most rapidly?
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MAP: Where in France are Covid rates falling most rapidly?

How France plans to improve relations between police and the press

How France plans to improve relations between police and the press

France gives citizenship to 2,000 foreigners who did essential work during the pandemic

France gives citizenship to 2,000 foreigners who did essential work during the pandemic

Belgian farmer accidentally invades France

Belgian farmer accidentally invades France

French parliament to vote new climate law criticised by green groups

French parliament to vote new climate law criticised by green groups

5 million cheap train tickets go on sale as France lifts travel restrictions

5 million cheap train tickets go on sale as France lifts travel restrictions

Why Paris public toilets have become an elusive prize during pandemic

Why Paris public toilets have become an elusive prize during pandemic

IN PICTURES: Scuffles and arrests in Paris as thousands mark May Day across France

IN PICTURES: Scuffles and arrests in Paris as thousands mark May Day across France

How young people in France can get grants to go on summer holidays

How young people in France can get grants to go on summer holidays

‘Resume French way of life’: Macron lays out four-stage plan for lifting France’s lockdown

‘Resume French way of life’: Macron lays out four-stage plan for lifting France’s lockdown

Tapas bars in Spain could put cork in France’s Champagne name challenge

Tapas bars in Spain could put cork in France’s Champagne name challenge

Three cases of the ‘Indian variant’ of Covid detected in France

Three cases of the ‘Indian variant’ of Covid detected in France

High-speed train line to connect Paris to Toulouse in 3 hours

High-speed train line to connect Paris to Toulouse in 3 hours

Are there really 270,000 unclaimed appointments for Covid vaccinations in France?
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Are there really 270,000 unclaimed appointments for Covid vaccinations in France?

Unemployment in France falls slightly despite the lockdown

Unemployment in France falls slightly despite the lockdown

Five minutes to understand: Why a group of French military veterans are warning of ‘civil war’
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Five minutes to understand: Why a group of French military veterans are warning of ‘civil war’

Expanded café terraces to return to Paris this summer

Expanded café terraces to return to Paris this summer

Millions of French children return to school after rescheduled Easter break

Millions of French children return to school after rescheduled Easter break

Is France really planning to ban the Muslim headscarf?

Is France really planning to ban the Muslim headscarf?

Protests in France calling for trial of Sarah Halimi killer

Protests in France calling for trial of Sarah Halimi killer

Fifth person detained in French terror attack inquiry

Fifth person detained in French terror attack inquiry

Brexit fishing tensions flare after French blockade

Brexit fishing tensions flare after French blockade

Bye bye ‘la bise’: Has Covid put an end to the French greeting kiss?

Bye bye ‘la bise’: Has Covid put an end to the French greeting kiss?

Calendar: When shops, bars, museums and others can reopen in France
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Calendar: When shops, bars, museums and others can reopen in France

Cold snap ‘could slash French wine harvest by 30 percent’

Cold snap ‘could slash French wine harvest by 30 percent’

US warns against travel to France due to ‘very high’ Covid numbers

US warns against travel to France due to ‘very high’ Covid numbers

France mulls suspending all flights from India and imposes 10-day quarantine on arrivals

France mulls suspending all flights from India and imposes 10-day quarantine on arrivals

Drivers, shop staff, cleaners – France lists 20 priority jobs for Covid vaccines

Drivers, shop staff, cleaners – France lists 20 priority jobs for Covid vaccines

IN NUMBERS: How many leftover doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine are there in France?

IN NUMBERS: How many leftover doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine are there in France?

On the agenda: What’s happening in France this week?
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On the agenda: What’s happening in France this week?

Macron: ‘I made mistakes on France’s green transition’

Macron: ‘I made mistakes on France’s green transition’

Has France’s third Covid wave reached its peak?

Has France’s third Covid wave reached its peak?

Bottoms up! Five things to know about proposing a toast in France

Bottoms up! Five things to know about proposing a toast in France

France says ‘highly probable’ EU won’t renew AstraZeneca orders

France says ‘highly probable’ EU won’t renew AstraZeneca orders

France sets age of sexual consent at 15 in ‘historic step’

France sets age of sexual consent at 15 in ‘historic step’

‘We won’t forget a single name’: France passes landmark of 100,000 Covid deaths

‘We won’t forget a single name’: France passes landmark of 100,000 Covid deaths

COMPARE: The different strategies used in Europe to vaccinate against Covid-19
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COMPARE: The different strategies used in Europe to vaccinate against Covid-19

Paris’ fire-damaged Notre-Dame cathedral ‘on course to reopen in 2024’

Paris’ fire-damaged Notre-Dame cathedral ‘on course to reopen in 2024’

Paris to phase out ‘carnet’ Metro tickets in 2022

Paris to phase out ‘carnet’ Metro tickets in 2022

‘Third of French wine production lost’ due to cold snap

‘Third of French wine production lost’ due to cold snap

Reader question: Where can I find professional help with the French tax declaration?
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Reader question: Where can I find professional help with the French tax declaration?

Macron’s ex-bodyguard to be tried for assault in France

Macron’s ex-bodyguard to be tried for assault in France

OPINION: The ‘secret dinners’ scandal has tapped into two French obsessions – food and elitism

OPINION: The ‘secret dinners’ scandal has tapped into two French obsessions – food and elitism

France to ban short domestic flights in a bid to reduce climate emissions

France to ban short domestic flights in a bid to reduce climate emissions

Man killed and security guard injured in ‘settling of scores’ outside Paris hospital

Man killed and security guard injured in ‘settling of scores’ outside Paris hospital

French ex-police on trial accused of ‘shaking down’ Marseille drug dealers

French ex-police on trial accused of ‘shaking down’ Marseille drug dealers

‘Thank goodness there is a happy end’: Rival TV series compete to tell story of Notre-Dame blaze

‘Thank goodness there is a happy end’: Rival TV series compete to tell story of Notre-Dame blaze

French police detain the Paris chef and businessman named in ‘secret dinners’ scandal

French police detain the Paris chef and businessman named in ‘secret dinners’ scandal

How fast is France vaccinating its population compared to other European countries?

How fast is France vaccinating its population compared to other European countries?

France and UK ‘in final stages’ of agreement that will allow Brits to exchange driving licences

France and UK ‘in final stages’ of agreement that will allow Brits to exchange driving licences

French cinema club for English speakers has new online screenings

French cinema club for English speakers has new online screenings

‘Trashed Paris’: Is the French capital dirtier than ever?

‘Trashed Paris’: Is the French capital dirtier than ever?

French MPs to debate legalising euthanasia

French MPs to debate legalising euthanasia

EU authorises €4 billion bailout of Air France, despite Ryanair’s objections

EU authorises €4 billion bailout of Air France, despite Ryanair’s objections

EXPLAINED: How to sign up for spare Covid vaccine doses in France

EXPLAINED: How to sign up for spare Covid vaccine doses in France

French pharmacies to sell home Covid-19 tests from April

French pharmacies to sell home Covid-19 tests from April

OPINION: The notion that the French are not child-friendly is risible

OPINION: The notion that the French are not child-friendly is risible

MAP: The parts of rural France where Covid rates are rising the fastest

MAP: The parts of rural France where Covid rates are rising the fastest

How to have a traditional French Easter in compliance with health restrictions

How to have a traditional French Easter in compliance with health restrictions

‘Speak of the devil’ – Why are there so many wolves in the French language?

‘Speak of the devil’ – Why are there so many wolves in the French language?

Reader question: Do British second home owners have to leave France by March 31st?
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Reader question: Do British second home owners have to leave France by March 31st?

Reader question: Is my UK driving licence still legal in France?
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Reader question: Is my UK driving licence still legal in France?

EU countries to receive Johnson & Johnson vaccines from mid-April

EU countries to receive Johnson & Johnson vaccines from mid-April

What changes about life in France in April 2021
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What changes about life in France in April 2021

Paris museum to be renamed for ex French president

Paris museum to be renamed for ex French president

Holy cow: French monks with too much cheese seek salvation online

Holy cow: French monks with too much cheese seek salvation online

EU vaccine chief hopes for tourism boost as he unveils Covid-19 ‘health passport’

EU vaccine chief hopes for tourism boost as he unveils Covid-19 ‘health passport’

COMPARE: Which European countries have the toughest rules for gaining citizenship?
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COMPARE: Which European countries have the toughest rules for gaining citizenship?

320 eaten every second: What you need to know about the French baguette

320 eaten every second: What you need to know about the French baguette

France accuses UK of ‘blackmail’ and urges vaccine agreement

France accuses UK of ‘blackmail’ and urges vaccine agreement

What happened to the rioters who trashed the Arc de Triomphe during yellow vest violence?

What happened to the rioters who trashed the Arc de Triomphe during yellow vest violence?

Why the average age of patients in France’s intensive care units is getting younger

Why the average age of patients in France’s intensive care units is getting younger

What’s the worst possible insult you can use in French?

What’s the worst possible insult you can use in French?

EU toughens rules for vaccine exports to avoid shortfalls

EU toughens rules for vaccine exports to avoid shortfalls

Covid-19 third wave: Which countries in Europe have the tightest restrictions?

Covid-19 third wave: Which countries in Europe have the tightest restrictions?

VIDEO: The French accent and vocab of these 11 celebs rated

VIDEO: The French accent and vocab of these 11 celebs rated

‘Meet up outside’: French government explains rules of new ‘lockdown light’

‘Meet up outside’: French government explains rules of new ‘lockdown light’

Commemoration begins of the bloody weeks of the Paris Commune of 1871

Commemoration begins of the bloody weeks of the Paris Commune of 1871

Reader question: In lockdown areas of France, when can I walk my dog and how far can I go?
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Reader question: In lockdown areas of France, when can I walk my dog and how far can I go?

Mouth fun to feet fingers – 18 French words you just can’t translate literally

Mouth fun to feet fingers – 18 French words you just can’t translate literally

ANALYSIS: Why French protesters love to get naked to make a point

ANALYSIS: Why French protesters love to get naked to make a point

OPINION: European governments were cautious on AstraZeneca vaccines but they were neither stupid nor ‘political’

OPINION: European governments were cautious on AstraZeneca vaccines but they were neither stupid nor ‘political’

Reader question: Can I travel through the parts of France under lockdown?
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Reader question: Can I travel through the parts of France under lockdown?

The French vocab you need to get the Covid vaccine

The French vocab you need to get the Covid vaccine

French fall under spell of ‘green fairy’ once again

French fall under spell of ‘green fairy’ once again

Meet the high flyer who leaps across Paris

Meet the high flyer who leaps across Paris