At the heart of France’s malaise are the grim estates that offer no hope

Like so many of France’s mega-estates, this one was mind-numbingly ugly, a forest of ’60s social housing blocks on the outskirts of a large post-industrial town. My friends and I all knew to avoid the local cite, as the French call these tragic enclaves.

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