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Perfect playlist for French apéro!

Apéro, or apéritif, is a French way of life. It’s both a drink and an event, a time for getting together and enjoying a chat …

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Marvellous Marciac and its fabulous Jazz Festival

  Tucked away in the small valleys of the Gers in south west France is the classic bastide town of Marciac. It’s not huge, it …

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Go green at le Cabaret Vert in Charleville-Mezieres France

Le Cabaret Vert is famous across France for its surprising and varied line-up of musical talent including internationally huge bands. It’s also popular for the …

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History of Jazz in France

France has always had a special place in its heart for jazz and indeed the world’s first international jazz festival was held in Nice, France …

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French Music | Patrice and Mario

Our French music guru and London based French radio impresario Oliver Jauffrit of radio Paris Chanson continues his French Music Lessons with a look at …

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An American in Paris – Georges Guétary

  Olivier Jauffrit is the French music pundit who runs radio station Paris Chanson. One of his favourite films is “An American in Paris” which …

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Carla Bruni, former First Lady of France, singer and musician

Olivier Jauffrit of radio Paris Chanson says it’s time to look at the music of Carla Bruni, former first Lady of France. These days the …

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The History of Jazz in Paris

The sound of summer in France is definitely sweeter with jazz. Those melodies energize music-lovers from open-back stages overlooking the Mediterranean, waft over crowded terraces …

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Michel Legrand

  Olivier Jauffrit of radio station Paris Chanson chooses Michel Legrand as one of his favourite French composers… Born 24 February 1932 to conductor and …

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French music for the summer sun

Olivier Jauffrit of French radio station Paris Chanson chose a Charles Trenet song which he says it perfect for sunny days saying “The one you …

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