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Rurality and Roots at Puy du Fou Theme Park Show Disney’s Mickey How To Do It

Two tablespoons of history, a dash of religion, a soupçon of entertainment and voilà, a winning recipe for France’s favourite theme park – the…

Viva l’Opéra 2015/ 2016 Season Live in Cinemas Near You From October

Viva l’Opéra 2015/ 2016 Season Live in Cinemas Near You From October

Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro – from the Zurich Opera house -opens the new Viva l’Opéra 2015-2016 season playing from October 8 on the screens of the UGC cinema…

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

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…

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For centuries, the inhabitants of Aas, a tiny Pyrenean village in the Ossau valley spoke to each other by whistling and in the process evolved a rich language…

As hyperloops or vacuum tube travel – currently highspeed travel geek buzzwords – move to usurp TGVs and similar trains, a certain nostalgia haunts a corner of central…

Does this photo portray the final ignoble end — an ironmongers scrapyard — of the Parisian love locks fad that saw millions locking undying love to the famous Passerelle…

Bad news for city motorists who turn a blind eye rather than feed the ubiquitous French horodateur or parking meter … from next Autumn fines for contraventions are…

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November 11: A Moving Search for A Great Uncle Lost Ahead of the Battle of the Somme

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The Days when Paris Billboards were Humped Around by Promenading Camels

Paris street furniture has changed dramatically over the centuries and today’s hoardings are sophisticated digital advertising channels; but there once was a time when promenading bill-board camels were…

The “Raphael of Flowers”: How Despite Photography Botanical Artists Still Thrive

The skills of the botanical illustrator, at their height in the Regency period (1798 – 1837), live on today despite the ubiquitousness of the camera. Among botanical artists…

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

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 —…

Bookies Lay Bets On The Great Cuckoo Migration Marathon, Watch our Chris For Form

Bookies Lay Bets On The Great Cuckoo Migration Marathon, Watch our Chris For Form

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.…

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France Festivals

France Festivals

France Festivals – Non-Stop, Year-Round Arts Update  | Scoop.it Summer in France is a cauldron of cultural fervour, with Festivals and cultural events dominating the…

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Getting To The Root of France’s Muslim Dilemma As Migrants Shake EU’s Bedrock

Getting To The Root of France’s Muslim Dilemma As Migrants Shake EU’s Bedrock

The challenge of integrating Muslims into European societies has become immensely more complicated since Chancellor Angela…

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France 24 Explains ‘Laicité’: The Ins and Outs of State Secularism

France 24 Explains ‘Laicité’: The Ins and Outs of State Secularism

France’s brand of secularism or ‘laicité’ – designed fully to separate Church and State and private from public manifestations…

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Our Plastic Lives Are Spelling Death in Oceans Awash In Tonnes of Indigestible Waste

Our Plastic Lives Are Spelling Death in Oceans Awash In Tonnes of Indigestible Waste

“Staggering 8m tonnes of plastic waste enter the oceans every year”, reports the Financial Times; “plastics…

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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,…