Almost one month on from the deadly terror attacks that shook the country, the French are still asking questions and searching for answers as to how and why the terrorists could have turned on their own people and what lies in store.

Maxence Hamard never used to spend much time thinking about French society, but all that changed dramatically one month ago when Islamist attackers wrought terror in Paris over three, long days.

"Now, I change my mind all the time on all sorts of issues," the 23-year-old student says in a cafe near the site of the first attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, where flowers, cartoons and messages form a makeshift shrine.

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