1999 in France
other events of 2000
2001 in France
Events from the year 2000 in France
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.
Arts and Literature
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, aviatrix 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
July to September
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 Eugène Félix 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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