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Jeanne Moreau

French Music: Jeanne Moreau

  Jeanne Moreau is best known as an actress but is also a singer, screenwriter and director. Born in Paris 23 January 1928 to an …

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Isabelle Brent

Isabelle Brent | Artist who followed a dream to France

Isabelle Brent is an artist and illustrator who has exhibited worldwide – from Paris to Tokyo, from New York to London – including the prestigious …

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French Music: Dario Moreno

  Born David Arugete 3rd April, 1921 to Jewish parents in Turkey, Dario Moreno as he became, was an actor, composer and singer who had …

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Venetian Carnival

French Style: Venetian Carnival Costumes in France

Thierry Quique is a man with a rather beautiful obsession – the Venetian Carnival. In 2010, whilst Thierry was out walking with a friend in …

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French Music: Jean Ferrat

Born Jean Tenenbaum in Hauts-de-Seine 26 December 1930, Jean Ferrat (as he became) did not have an easy upbringing. His father, a Russian died at …

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Emmaus Shops in France – great for second hand bargains

Emmaus, a charitable movement, was founded in France and although now international, the majority of its outlets continue to be found in France. You’ll find …

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Francoise Hardy

French Music: Françoise Hardy

Françoise Hardy was born in Paris 17 January 1944. She began her career at 18 in 1962 and became one of the most successful singers …

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Notre Dame de Paris CC Irina Kotova (Paris Imaginaire)

French Style: Artist Irina Kotova, a Belarussian inspired by Paris

  Irina Kotova was born in Minsk (Belarus) and studied at the Belarusian State Academy of Arts, attaining a  Diploma of Graphic Art (2002). She …

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Maurice Chevalier

French Music: Maurice Chevalier

“The French are true romantics. They feel the only difference between a man of forty and one of seventy is thirty years of experience.” So …

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Galeries Lafayette Paris Celebrates its 100th Birthday in Style

  I first visited the famous Galeries Lafayettes in Paris when I was a teenager and was awed by the sheer beauty and effortless class …

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