Photographer Laurent Kronental depicts the deteriorating highrises of Paris's suburbs and it's inhabitants in a melancholy, other-worldly way. His poetic photos are far from cliché and have acquired many internet fans.
The alleged rape of a black man by police has sparked outrage and violence in France, drawing attention to the gritty banlieues. In one Paris suburb, however, youngsters have helped clean up the mess the mayhem caused.
On her investigative trip to nationalist strongholds around the world, DW reporter Fanny Facsar's latest stop was France. There she met up with young patriots - and found a few surprises.
Paris has been suffering since the terrorist attacks of November 2015 as tourists have vanished. The city is coming back to life with new centers of culture, including a new hip hop center as a symbol of integration.
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