My French Life
The first Paris-Nice, a well-renowned race in France, took place in 1933. Since then, the greatest cyclists have won this one-week time-trial which connects the French capital to one of the most beautiful cities of the Mediterranean, Nice, on the French Riviera.
This article is in French. Click here to read it in English. Il y a dix ans, le cinéaste français Maurice Pialat (1925-2003) disparaissait. Cet anniversaire est l’occasion pour la Cinémathèque de Paris de revenir enfin sur son œuvre complète et complexe, entre peinture et cinéma, du 20 février au 7 juillet 2013. Grâce à [...]
Paris is instantly recognisable, which has been tremendously important for the city’s identity. Stephane Kirkland discusses the architecture of Paris and how it defines the city's character.
Severed from its body during the 1793 ransacking of the French kings’ sepulchres at St Denis Basilica, and after being detained by private owners for over two centuries, Henri IV’s head was finally found, identified and should soon be given a proper second burial to rest in peace for eternity – for good this time.
Pialat once said “if you’re not a genius, you might as well stop”. Before becoming a well-respected filmmaker, Maurice Pialat was very involved in painting in his teenage years. Lacking confidence for his future, he quickly abandoned painting to focus on cinema.
When an English-speaking person says they don’t speak French, they in fact use around 1500 French words without realising it.
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