Photo Gallery: Taking Stock of France
Foto: Maurice Weiss/DER SPIEGEL
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Photo Gallery: Taking Stock of France

A Tour of France Examining the New Sick Man of Europe

The TV images of the Tour de France show an idyllic country, but behind the gloss is a nation where fears of decline are prompting people to vote for the far right. A trip along the route of the world's most famous cycling race reveals the deep uncertainty ailing the French.
Translated from the German by Charles Hawley and Daryl Lindsey