A crash course in French local politics
Posted on : 10 Aug 2013 | Category:
Cycling between Fontenay le Comte and the larger town of Niort, the landscape changes from fields to open vistas filled with corn and sunflowers. This change in the terrain arises when I discuss local political culture with Pierre Lacore, in the town hall in Niort.
Niort is in the Deux-Sèvres department and has a population of about 60,000. Cycling into it, I am struck by how empty it is....Read More