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World-Renowned French Arts Festivals Hit by Eighth Year of EU’s Austerity Diet

Two years ago San Francisco music conservatory graduate Robert Turnbull — a keen amateur pianist – set out boldly to create a piano…

Theatre in Paris Completes €100,000 ‘Love Money’ Funding to Expand Its Surtitled Shows

Theatre in Paris Completes €100,000 ‘Love Money’ Funding to Expand Its Surtitled Shows

Enjoyed the acclaimed performance by feisty Gérard Depardieu in the (dubbed/subtitled) film version? Now drop in to see Cyrano de Bergerac at Théâtre le Ranelagh…

Move over Steinway; Pleyel and Erard Got There First, Gaveau Too, Wasn’t That Far Behind

Move over Steinway; Pleyel and Erard Got There First, Gaveau Too, Wasn’t That Far Behind

Recently Google published a doodle to mark the 360th birthday of Bartolomeo Cristofori, the Venetian credited with inventing the pianoforte, an instrument that…

After PM’s Apology Are France’s Summer 2015 Festivals Now Safe From Austerity Cuts?

After PM’s Apology Are France’s Summer 2015 Festivals Now Safe From Austerity Cuts?

After a striking display of naked anger threatened France’s world-famous Avignon summer festival season last year, Prime Minister Manuel Valls has now admitted cuts…

Souillac Jazz Festival 2015 – 40th Year of Jazz, Great Jazz, Nothing But Jazz

Souillac Jazz Festival 2015 – 40th Year of Jazz, Great Jazz, Nothing But Jazz

The 40th Souillac Jazz Festival takes place this year in the same spirit that has guided it since 1976: jazz, great jazz, and…

Now via Internet Europe’s Great Opera Houses Offer Free Performances for All

Now via Internet Europe’s Great Opera Houses Offer Free Performances for All

Marking the 9th Annual European Opera Days weekend European opera houses have launched an Internet-based Opera Platform offering free access to performances transmitted…

Charles Darwin’s Links to Vence Highlighted in Family Exhibition Through to end-March

Charles Darwin’s Links to Vence Highlighted in Family Exhibition Through to end-March

Gwen Raverat (1885-1957), grand-daughter of Charles Darwin, and herself a celebrated print-maker and miniaturist, spear-headed the revival of wood engraving in the 20th…

Les Heritiers An Overlooked Box Office Success Offers Hope Amid Post-Attack Tensions

Les Heritiers An Overlooked Box Office Success Offers Hope Amid Post-Attack Tensions

“Once In a Lifetime” (Les Héritiers), a rather overlooked feel-good film released a month before the deadly assaults on the Paris offices of Charlie…

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Summer is ablaze in France bringing out thousands of travellers keen to tap into its remarkable history and culture. Might their travels be enriched by a little audio help from knowledgeable locals? Toronto writer and voicemapper Philippa Campsie thinks so…

Emily Carr arrived in Paris in the autumn of 1910 from Canada’s West Coast not to learn French, for which she claimed to have no ear, but to enrich her…

A Brittany Ferries vessel blocked since Wednesday in Ouistreham harbour (Calvados) by striking ferry-company-employed dockers has been “liberated” after a commando-style operation led by the shipping company’s president and a…

Parisian chairs — those in the public space especially — come in myriad shapes and sizes. Some indeed are even design classics, and as any weary wanderer will doubtless be delighted to know, are in abundant…

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Love the Summer but Hate the Flies? This Weaponised Wasp could Help Win the War

Could a tiny black wasp defeat that irritating invasion of flies that mars the splendour of summer holidays in the French countryside (and elsewhere)? The common house fly —…

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Fancy betting on a bird? Well if you move fast enough our feathered friend Chris could net you some tidy winnings — provided you’re happy to wing it with a cuckoo.…

The Incredible Story Of Cancan – Rebellious Parisian Women Who Danced to Liberty

The Incredible Story Of Cancan – Rebellious Parisian Women Who Danced to Liberty

Cancan, the frothy, exuberant, erotic Parisian extravaganza that has captivated generations of tourists, and since the 1830s been closely associated with fading decadent Montmartre dance halls, is in…

Emperor Napoleon – 200 Years on and Waterloo will Be a Fresh Battleground

Emperor Napoleon – 200 Years on and Waterloo will Be a Fresh Battleground

As he was 200 years ago so today Napoleon remains a highly divisive figure: many worship him as an outstanding national hero, a ruler of stature and influence,…

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Zemmour’s France – Has the Author Unleashed a Monster or a New Movement?

Zemmour’s France – Has the Author Unleashed a Monster or a New Movement?

The grassroots can’t get enough of him. Leftwing intellectuals despise him. But the polemical writer and…

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What Would 007 say About the Reims Bikini Bashing Girl Gang?

What Would 007 say About the Reims Bikini Bashing Girl Gang?

Reminding the world that it was France that invented the bikini, all of 60 years ago,…

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Why the Millennials’ Political Correct Cult is so Delusional and Dangerous

Why the Millennials’ Political Correct Cult is so Delusional and Dangerous

Political correctness is a tool collectivism and statists use to persuade the gullible that a concept…

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Coco Chanel, Fragonard, Grasse: Unmissable Stops on the Great French Luxury Tour

Coco Chanel, Fragonard, Grasse: Unmissable Stops on the Great French Luxury Tour

In 1921 when she set out to create the eponymous Chanel No 5 , Coco Chanel,…