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South Sudan, Mesopotamia and French cartoons
03/10/2015 - The Sound Kitchen

South Sudan, Mesopotamia and French cartoons

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the quiz about South Sudan. There’s “On This Day”, some great music, and of course, the new quiz question.
Historical paintings of Henri d'Orleans (left) and French King Henri IV at Sotheby's auction house in Paris, 18 September 2015
29/09/2015 - France

Artwork, furniture of France's former royal family up for auction

More than 200 items owned by the House of Orleans are up for grabs in a collection of artworks and furniture worth millions of euros.

Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806), Le verrou (the lock).
24/09/2015 - France

Art exhibitions in Paris, September 2015-January 2016

There’s sex next door to the Senate, over 100 Warhols at the Paris modern art museum, Picassomania at the Grand Palais, Wilfredo Lam at the Pompidou, the Louvre looks into its crystal ball and ...
Eric Zemmour
22/09/2015 - FRANCE

French court dismisses race hate case against right-wing broadcaster

A case of incitement to racial hatred against a controversial French TV and radio commentator was dismissed on Tuesday.
Hidden black history unfolds in Paris
14/09/2015 - Spotlight on France

Hidden black history unfolds in Paris

There are a lot of things to visit in Paris, but what about going for a completely unusual tour around the city?
Anish Kapoor's Dirty Corner in the gardens of the Château de Versailles
06/09/2015 - FRANCE

Graffiti daubed on Kapoor's 'Queen's Vagina' sculpture at Versailles

British artist Anish Kapoor's giant scultpure, nicknamed the "Queen's Vagina", at Versailles château has been vandalised for the second time.
Chilean school navy ship, Esmeralda
20/08/2015 - SAILING

Rights row over Chilean torture boat at Amsterdam nautical festival

Human rights campaign were up in arms this week over the presence of the Chilean ship Esmeralda at festival for historic boats in the Dutch town of Amsterdam because political opponents of General ...
The face of a young woman was one of the ancient images found at Arles in the south of France
10/07/2015 - France

Rare ancient Roman frescos found in south of France

Extremely rare ancient Roman frescos, comparable to those found in the Villa of Mysteries in Pompeii, have been uncovered in the historic southern French city of Arles.
Lars Eidinger in the title role of Thomas Ostermeier's Richard III by William Shakespeare
07/07/2015 - Report: AVIGNON FESTIVAL 2015

Thomas Ostermeier makes Richard III popular in Avignon

The second of three Shakespeare plays has opened at the 69th Avignon Festival.
French President François Hollande
05/07/2015 - France - Cameroon

Hollande acknowledges colonial-era Cameroon massacres but critics want apology

French President François Hollande has broken a longstanding taboo on his country’s controversial role in the genocide of Cameroon’s Bamileke people.