The Limited Times

Now you can see non-English news...

"Why do the French leave the big cities?"


FIGAROVOX / TRIBUNE - With the successive confinements and the rise of teleworking, many French people have settled in the countryside. Geographer Laurent Chalard deciphers the causes and consequences of this phenomenon.

Laurent Chalard is a geographer and works at the European Center for International Affairs.

Find him on his

personal blog


To discover

  • Michel Houellebecq: "A civilization which legalizes euthanasia loses all rights to respect"

Globally, since the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic in March 2020, the large metropolises, whose growth seemed inexorable, condemning the other territories to stagnation or decline, have, overnight, become repellent spaces. Hundreds of thousands of people have left them, at least temporarily, to live in the countryside, seen as a place of refuge in times of crisis. In this context, France is no exception to the general rule. Its capital, Paris, at the head of an urban complex comprising between 10 and 13 million inhabitants according to the definitions adopted, is experiencing an acceleration of departures, in particular from the city-center particularly affected by restrictive health measures, without qu 'however, it is possible to quantify the flows in the absence of recent data provided by

This article is for subscribers only.

You have 85% left to discover.

Freedom is also to go to the end of a debate.

Continue reading your article for € 1 the first month


Already subscribed?

Log in

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2021-06-20

You may like

News/Politics 2021-04-24T20:03:58.544Z
News/Politics 2021-07-02T19:25:48.581Z

Trends 24h


© Communities 2019 - Privacy