“Tout est pardonné” – complete Jan 14, 2015 issue of “Charlie Hebdo” in PDF
This is the complete issue released after the January 7, 2015 attack.
Thank you to Heidi Ellison, founder of Paris Update, for this file. Paris Update brings you news about Paris happenings, restaurant reviews, and more in English. I recommend subscribing to the e-mail newsletter (I do!). Paris Update [...]
Ideas for helping the French and British get along better…
Retro astrologie stamps
Picked these up at La Poste today, thought you’d like them. A high-res version with all twelve signs here.
Paris Plages 2013 poster by Kiraz
The 2013 Paris Plages poster is by Kiraz of Playboy and Parisiennes fame. Don’t know who he is? We’ve written about him before!
Paris Cola claims to be 100% French, which surely appeals to the natives, who resent the ubiquitousness of American mega-brands. (Can’t say I blame them.)
It is also competing with another franco-brand launched in 2002, Breizh Cola, “Le Cola Breton du Phare Ouest” (get it?), and is [...]
Blues and Rockabilly in France
In case you’re feeling homesick, there are two summer blues festivals coming up in France! (OK, there’s also rockabilly and country and more…).
The Festival de Craponne sur Arzon (July 26-28) in southeastern France The Nuits du Blues (August 23-25) in Béthune in northern France. Excellent poster above. Featuring [...]
Biographies of great women in graphic novel format
I can just imagine how tickled I would have been at 13 or 14, in full francophile and feminine bloom, to have received a series of biographies of great women in French — and in graphic novel format.
Naïve is a small independent French publisher of books and music, and they’ve come [...]
New animated short! Mickey Mouse – Croissant de Triomphe
Nothing has tickled our francophile fancy like this since Ratatouille ! A brand new Micky Mouse cartoon commissioned by Disney from Paul Rudish, the director of Dexter’s Laboratory and Powerpuff Girls.
Oh so retro and yet so modern (there’s the subtlest hint of a video game vibe in there).
Mickey and pals will be [...]
Be cool Babar.
Mike Rosenthal (@vectorbelly) has created Twitter: The Comic, a Tumblr blog of comics made from tweets, some his own, some by others.
There’s some random, twisted stuff on Twitter, as you may have noticed. But it makes for some interesting art.
This one, of course, is our favorite.
Gallica, the best of French culture at your fingertips
Now I know what I’ll be doing for the rest of my life… As soon as I get an iPad, that is. Which may now be sooner than I had thought because the Bibliothèque nationale de France has just released Gallica for iPad. And it’s free. The app contains 240,000 books, 880,000 magazines [...]
Maps of France, as seen by…
Alert, cultural stereotypes ahead! France as seen by Americans, Germans, José Bové, and more. Author(s) unknown. See the rest at: Cartes de France, vues par ….
Hot young French farmers
“C’est beau d’être agriculteur” was the slogan for the 2012 Calendrier des jeunes agriculteurs, created by the French agricultural union “Jeunes Agriculteurs” to promote the métier of farming. We tipped you off to the young farmers’ calendar back in 2009, but didn’t have a picture. Looks like the 2012 version is sold [...]
Marie Antoinette’s little secret (she was bi)
And we thought we knew everything about Marie Antoinette! Well, whether or not it has any basis in reality, it looks luscious. How can it not be? We’ll be seeing it, that’s for sure.
More about Farewell My Queen on Facebook.
Charles Jouffre, upholsterer to kings… Really.
If you’ve never heard of Charles Jouffre, it’s probably because you’re not a movie star or a head of state. Ateliers Charles Jouffre, based in Lyon, creates the luscious interiors of iconic establishments such as the Crillon hotel in Paris and the Four Seasons in NY. Plus a few French government buildings, like [...]
In a city with a worldwide association to cinema, the Champs-Élysées Film Festival will be an annual celebration of film. Open to every kind of cinematic format, the Champs-Elysées Film Festival will allow French audiences to become acquainted with the best in American cinema from the newest trends to the latest film [...]
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