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Hidden History: The Dancers of Saint-Paul

Guy Hibbert discovers the hidden history of a famous Riviera village. It is the late 1960s. A visitor to Saint-Paul-de-Vence meanders through the medieval streets and pauses to sit on a wall where he is...
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Read the Signs: Rue des Lions in Paris

Once the king of the jungle roamed the Marais JUNGLE FEVER The rue des Lions is a short street in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, at the southern tip of the popular Marais district, edging towards...
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Les Franciscaines: The New Cultural Centre in Deauville

Deauville, Normandy, considered by many Paris’s 21st district, is famous for its beaches, horse races, and cinema festival, but now, thanks to newcomer Les Franciscaines, the seaside resort can also offer some art to...
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What the Nose Knows

The art of perfume-making is as complex and mysterious as the world of winemaking. Lanie Goodman sniffs out some of the best noses in the business to find out more about the world of...
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French Film Review: Adolescentes, Directed by Sébastien Lifshitz

Five years in the making, this documentary follows teenagers Emma and Anaïs from the age of 13 to 18 and charts their life in Brive-la-Gaillarde in Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Despite being best friends, and largely inseparable, the...
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A Whistle Stop Tour of the Gard

Follow in the footsteps of the Romans and medieval pilgrims who once traversed this glorious landscape, from its rugged gorges and verdant pastures to the windswept wilds of the Camargue. HEART OF HERITAGE UNESCO World Heritage...
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Parisian Walkways: Passage Verdeau in the 9th Arrondissement

Jeffrey T Iverson takes a stroll among the flâneurs in Passage Verdeau in the ninth arrondissement to discover a world of art and antiquities evocative of the Paris of Émile Zola. Stepping out of the...
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French Cinema: Profile of Actress Laure Calamy

The Call My Agent! star won a César for her role in a wacky comedy which follows – donkey in tow – in the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson. Laure Calamy has become a star...
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Gigi’s Restaurant: A Charming New French Bistro in LA

Los Angeles County restaurants are again welcoming diners indoors. Along with this great news is the opening of Gigi’s, a classic French bistro tucked away in the heart of Hollywood’s Sycamore District. Evoking the old-school...
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All the Fun of the Fair at the Musée des Arts Forains in Paris

Travel back to the fairgrounds of the Belle Époque in this Paris museum Amidst the ivy-covered warehouses of Bercy, in Paris’s 12th arrondissement, you will find the most charming of the world’s funfair museums, the...