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French National Orchestra plays 'paleomusic' at Natural History Museum
25/03/2014 - On-the-spot France

French National Orchestra plays 'paleomusic' at Natural History Museum

Around 10 thousand years ago, our prehistoric ancestors made pottery and tools out of stone, learnt to farm the land and domesticate animals. It turns out they also listened to music.

Two of the paintings have been stored at the Louvre while awaiting reclamation
10/03/2014 - France - Germany

France to return paintings stolen by Nazis to owners

The French minister of culture, Aurélie Filippetti, will return three paintings confiscated by the Nazis, to their real owners in a ceremony on Tuesday.

Ivory seized in Togo
06/02/2014 - Frace

France destroys three tonnes of ivory at foot of Eiffel Tower

French officials destroyed some three tonnes of ivory in public on Thursday as part of an effort to stop the illegal trade. France is the first European country to do so.

Authorised archeological dig at Bibracte, France
23/01/2014 - France

Half a million archeological items 'pillaged' each year in France

France, with its many historical treasures, loses at least half a million buried archeological artefacts to pillagers each year, a group fighting the practice said on Wednesday.

Framing the Mediterranean in Europe's Capital of Culture 2013
27/10/2013 - World news explained

Framing the Mediterranean in Europe's Capital of Culture 2013

Marseille-Provence is the European Culture Capital 2013.

Luxembourg palace in Paris
13/09/2013 - France

This weekend: European Heritage opens monuments and landmarks to the public

European Heritage kicks off this weekend, with two-days of open doors and free entry at an array of historical monuments and museums.

Paris' Musée Guimet celebrates 100th anniversary of first Indian film
08/09/2013 - Culture in France

Paris' Musée Guimet celebrates 100th anniversary of first Indian film

At the Museum of Asian Arts in Paris, cinema and performing arts are adding some spice to the less mobile ...

Paris exhibit traces Mandela's path from prison to presidency
30/05/2013 - African news explained

Paris exhibit traces Mandela's path from prison to presidency

A Nelson Mandela exhibition is opening today at the Paris City Hall.

Marseille, EU Capital of Culture, prepares for opening of Mediterranean museum
14/05/2013 - On-the-spot France

Marseille, EU Capital of Culture, prepares for opening of Mediterranean museum

Each year, the European Union chooses one or more European cities to be named as Culture Capital of Europe. This year, the nomination went to the French city of Marseille - a choice which ...

Ethiopia's skeleton 'Lucy' is back home
09/05/2013 - International report

Ethiopia's skeleton 'Lucy' is back home

Last week, Ethiopia welcomed the return home of a 3.2 million year old skeleton nicknamed  Lucy from a tour of America.

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