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23/11/2014 - FRANCE

New auction record for Corto Maltese comic book art

French auction house Artcurial announced on Sunday that it had set a world record after it sold a watercolour of the graphic novel hero Corto Maltese for more than 390,000 euros (483,000 US ...
Sonic postcard from the international Paris Photo fair
23/11/2014 - Culture in France

Sonic postcard from the international Paris Photo fair

November is the Month of Photography in Paris and special photo exhibitinss can be found in many museums and galleries.
To soothe or not to soothe
22/11/2014 - The Sound Kitchen

To soothe or not to soothe

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear from listeners about how they react to someone who is crying. There’s great music, and of course, the new quiz question.
Arts centre in Pau
20/11/2014 - France

French Literary Festival in Pau opens with happiness theme

A new literary festival kicks off on Friday in the south western French town of Pau with “happiness” as its inaugural theme.

20/11/2014 - France

Cheers! this year's Beaujolais Nouveau has arrived

Thousands of Beaujolais wine lovers gathered at midnight on Wednesday night in the eastern French home town of Beaujeu to sample the Beaujolais 2014 vintage.

Poetry Brothel brings burlesque and books to Paris
19/11/2014 - On-the-spot France

Poetry Brothel brings burlesque and books to Paris

Poetry readings are often seen as stuffy, high-brow events.
Street art on show in Paris
16/11/2014 - Culture in France

Street art on show in Paris

What is "light painting"? What is "street mapping"?
How do you say that ?!?
15/11/2014 - The Sound Kitchen

How do you say that ?!?

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the quiz about the 10 hardest languages to learn.
A black felt two-cornered hat belonging to French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte on display at the Osenat auction house in Paris
14/11/2014 - France

Napoleon’s hat up for auction along with razor, watch and white silk stockings

Napoleon’s hat will go under the hammer on Saturday.
'Je t'aime moi non plus' record sleeve
11/11/2014 - France - Britain - USA

Brigitte Bardot, Grace Kelly, Catherine of Aragon documents in Paris auction

A letter from Brigitte Bardot asking a record company not to publish her breathless duet with Serge Gainsbourg, Je t’aime moi non plus, is among more than 1,500 letters and writings to be ...
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