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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…

After 250 Years Will A Brussels Digital Challenger Destroy French Sheet Music Publishers?

After 250 Years Will A Brussels Digital Challenger Destroy French Sheet Music Publishers?

Like their Italian and German counterparts’ centuries-old French musical publishers are being forced to learn digital survival tactics in an age where orchestral…

Across France: Viva l’Opéra  2014/ 2015 Season Now Live in Cinemas Near You

Across France: Viva l’Opéra 2014/ 2015 Season Now Live in Cinemas Near You

Mozart’s Magic Flute from the Bregenz Festival in Austria will be the opera highlight of the Christmas Holidays, screening on 4th and 11th December…

Former Aisne Church Becomes a Kit Armstrong Concert Hall and Artistic Residence

Former Aisne Church Becomes a Kit Armstrong Concert Hall and Artistic Residence

What might inspire a young international pianist and former child prodigy to transform an abandoned church in the Aisne, northern France, into his very own concert…

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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…

Grasse baker Yannick Tavolaro is enjoying an unexpected sales boom –plus waves of social media and customer support — following a recent court decision obliging him to remove chocolate cakes from a window display,…

In the style of Auguste Escoffier and his “Diners d’Epicure” — Epicurean Dinners — showcasing prestigious French cuisine abroad, more than 1,300 French dinners are to be served…

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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

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,…

France Steps Up Fight Against Ivory Trade As Poachers Attack Again in Cameroon

France Steps Up Fight Against Ivory Trade As Poachers Attack Again in Cameroon

Ivory poachers are again active in Boubandjida National Park, in northeast French-speaking Cameroon where in 2012 Sudanese Janjaweed poachers massacred hundreds of elephants in a slaughter that shocked international conservationists,…

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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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Here’s Why the Greek Crisis is Turning into a Strategic Issue for Europe

Here’s Why the Greek Crisis is Turning into a Strategic Issue for Europe

As the Eurogroup — criticised for stubborn inflexibility by some –again kicks a solution to the Greek…

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Could Greece Be the Joker in the EU Pack? Athens Seeks to End Banker-Imposed Austerity

Could Greece Be the Joker in the EU Pack? Athens Seeks to End Banker-Imposed Austerity

Is Greece the joker in the pack, a card waiting to tumble before others such as Spain, Italy, Ireland, Portugal or…

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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,…