2000 in France
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The year 2000 is in particular remembered in France by a media campaign on the conditions of detention of prisoners. A parliamentary board of inquiry was created. The conclusions of the report were that French prisons were both unhealthy and over-populated. The sanitary arrangements were considered to be scandalous. The government of Lionel Jospin launched a programme to renovate and build new prisons.
- 1 February – a 35-hour working week imposed on companies of over 20 employees (see also Working Time Directive).
- 25 July – Air France Flight 4590 Concorde crashed outside Paris killing all 109 passengers and crew.
- 24 September – Constitutional Referendum is held on whether the presidential mandate should be reduced from seven to five years.
- 4 November – a demonstration is held in Paris for the abolition of prisons.
Arts and literature
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- 1 July – Tour de France begins.
- 2 July — France wins the UEFA European Football Championship.
- 2 July – French Grand Prix won by David Coulthard of the United Kingdom.
- 23 July – Tour de France ends, won by Lance Armstrong of the United States.
- 3 August – Léo Rispal, singer and winner
January to March
- 1 January – Jean-Claude Izzo, poet, playwright, screenwriter and novelist (b. 1945).
- 2 January – Henri René Guieu, science fiction writer (b. 1926).
- 3 February – Pierre Plantard, draughtsman, principal perpetrator of the Priory of Sion hoax (b. 1920).
- 5 February – Claude Autant-Lara, film director and later MEP (b. 1901).
- 11 February – Jacqueline Auriol, aviator who set several world speed records (b. 1917).
- 11 February – Roger Vadim, film director (b. 1928).
- 5 March – Lolo Ferrari, dancer, porn star, actress, and singer (b. 1963).
April to June
- 11 April – Pierre Ghestem, bridge and checkers player (b. 1922).
- 20 May – Jean-Pierre Rampal, flautist (b. 1922).
- 6 June – Frédéric Dard, writer (b. 1921).
- 22 June – Philippe Chatrier, tennis player (b. 1926).
- 25 June – Pascal Themanlys, poet, zionist, and Kabbalist (b. 1909).
- 27 June – Pierre Pflimlin, politician and Prime Minister (b. 1907).
- 28 June – Sid Ahmed Rezala, French serial killer (b. 1979).
July to September
- 3 July – André Guinier, physicist (b. 1911).
- 17 July – Pascale Audret, actress (b. 1936).
- 18 July – René Chocat, basketball player (b. 1920).
- 22 July – Claude Sautet, author and film director (b. 1924).
- 14 August – Alain Fournier, computer graphics researcher (b. 1943).
- 26 August – Odette Joyeux, actress and writer (b. 1914).
- 20 September – Jeanloup Sieff, photographer (b. 1933).
October to December
- 10 November – Jacques Chaban-Delmas, Gaullist politician and Prime Minister (b. 1915).
- 10 November – Gérard Granel, philosopher and translator (b. 1930).
- 17 November – Louis Néel, physicist, the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1970 (b. 1904).
- 22 November – Théodore Monod, naturalist, explorer and humanist scholar (b. 1902).
- 25 November – Raymond Janot, politician.
- 29 November – Bernard Pertuiset, neurosurgeon (b. 1920).
- 15 December – Jacques Goddet, sports journalist and Tour de France director (b. 1905).
- 28 December – Jacques Laurent, writer and journalist (b. 1919).
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- Pierre Allain, climber (b. 1904).
- Pierre Gabaye, composer (b. 1930).
- Antoine Guillaumont, archaeologist and Syriac scholar (b. 1915).
- Jean Vallette d'Osia, Lieutenant General (b. 1898).