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Centenary of the end of The Great War Remembrance Vigil in northern France

Written by on October 29, 2018 in News
Centenary of the end of The Great War Remembrance Vigil in northern France

France honours the end of World War I with a remembrance vigil taking place on the night of 10 November to 11 November 2018. Located on the front line from the end of 1914, the territory of Pays d’Artois was forever marked by those bloody battles. From the French offensives of 1915 to the great […]

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Paris Lift-Off Film Festival 2018

Written by on October 27, 2018 in News
Paris Lift-Off Film Festival 2018

The international Lift-Off Film Festival celebrates the best that the independent film community in Paris and across the rest of the world has to offer. The Lift-Off Global Network is committed to promoting global indie film, connecting filmmakers from all around the world, and nurturing the creative talent of their ever-growing community. Diary note: Paris […]

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Vaux-Le-Vicomte At The Movies!

Written by on October 9, 2018 in News
Vaux-Le-Vicomte At The Movies!

This year, once again, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its opening to the public,  Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, less than an hour from Paris, has opened its doors for a unique behind-the-scenes experience into the magic of movie making — with something for everyone. A fairytale castle and gardens: the most beautiful film set […]

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Dieppe Kite Festival, Normandy

Written by on September 12, 2018 in News
Dieppe Kite Festival, Normandy

The Dieppe Kite Festival is colourful, dynamic and has a big dollop of international flavour. Energising the city of Dieppe on the Normandy’s Alabaster coast, it’s a fabulous, fun and fascinating festival. Dieppe Kite Festival Every two years, eight hectares of land, between the city and the sea, forming a kind of natural amphitheatre, is […]

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La Piscine Museum Roubaix undergoes a renovation

Written by on August 15, 2018 in News
La Piscine Museum Roubaix undergoes a renovation

Along with a small group of French journalists I recently had the unique experience of a behind-the-scenes exclusive look at the ongoing expansion work of La Piscine Museum, site of a former municipal swimming pool in an Art Deco building on the outskirts of the northern city of Lille. Located in the town of Roubaix […]

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Where to see tapestries in Paris

Written by on July 17, 2018 in News
Where to see tapestries in Paris

A tribute to tapestries – two Paris museums are offering fascinating expositions that highlight this beautiful art form. Musee de Cluny After being closed for four months, the Musee National Cluny reopens on July 14 and presents “Magiques Licornes.” The exposition examines the depiction of unicorns through the centuries, in manuscripts, sculpture, tapestries, photographs and […]

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UNESCO status for Chaine des Puys, Auvergne

Written by on July 4, 2018 in News
UNESCO status for Chaine des Puys, Auvergne

The peeks of 80 dormant volcanoes in central France known as the Chaîne des Puys, including the famous Puy de Dome, have been granted World Heritage status by UNESCO. The chain of volcanoes becomes mainland France’s first natural Heritage site and were granted UNESCO status on 2 July 2018. This unique landscape now joins sites […]

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The Good Life France Magazine Summer 2018

Written by on June 23, 2018 in News
The Good Life France Magazine Summer 2018

The Good Life France Magazine Summer 2018 is out. Just click on the link below to read the fabulous features and enjoy the stunning photos in this edition. The Good Life France Magazine Summer 2018 There are features about Paris and the Ritz Hotel, Lourdes the capital of Miracles in France,  the best French markets […]

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The first digital art centre in Paris | Atelier des Lumières

Written by on April 12, 2018 in News
The first digital art centre in Paris | Atelier des Lumières

Located between Bastille and Nation in the 11th arrondissement an old iron foundry has metamorphosed into Paris’s first digital art centre. No ordinary arts venue this, the industrial walls of the factory are the perfect backdrop for the projection of enormous works of art. You’ll feel as if you’re stepping right into the heart of […]

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Jane & Serge, Museum of Fine Arts, Calais France

Written by on April 11, 2018 in News
Jane & Serge, Museum of Fine Arts, Calais France

Although Serge Gainsbourg is something of a cultural icon in his native France, most people in Britain will know him for the record he made with Jane Birkin, Je t’aime…moi non plus. Her heavy breathing scandalised the country when it was released in 1969 and the BBC banned it. That didn’t stop it topping the […]

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