This article is part of a series I wrote between the presidential and legislative elections in France.
- The hole in the centre ground: how France’s north-east coalfields turned to the populists
- Can Macron bring back the extremes?
- The Louvre-Lens museum: elitist imposition or economic catalyst?
When French postman Philippe Abrams pretended to be disabled in order to secure a work transfer to the Mediterranean coast, he was found out and sent as punishment to the town of Bergues in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, where it rains a lot and the people are supposedly almost primitive. Continue reading The Louvre-Lens museum: elitist imposition or economic catalyst?