The French disconnection

Exchanging Paris life for la France profonde is tempting-but lack of broadband is only one way in which government has neglected rural areas

By Lucy Wadham   May 2016

A typical village in the Cevennes Mountains: "one of France's most remote and sparsely populated areas" ©Claudio Gioanni/Anni Colombo/Shutterstock

In a Europe that feels increasingly vulnerable to terrorist attack, where taking public transport can often feel like an act of bravery and where, according to a 2013 survey by the European Environment Agency, more than 90 per cent of Europe’s city dwellers are exposed to levels of air pollution harmful…

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