Heres Why France Has the Lowest Rate of Obesity in the World

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  It’s a strange phenomenon where the French diet is relatively high on saturated fats, alcohol and meat and still it has relatively low incidence of lifestyle diseases. This is popularly called the French paradox. So, what’s the secret? In a French diet, the focus is more in the quality of ingredients and not the quantity. In a French diet, the focus is on moderation – not deprivation – and that makes a world of difference! read more at food.ndtv.com […]

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Paris As a Movie Set

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Claire and Maxime, 2 Parisians with a love for film, photography, create great videos of their travels around the world. In their latest opus, they have transformed Paris into a movie set. It’s your chance to see Paris as you have never seen it!

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Discover a Far Better Quality of Life in the Real South of France

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It’s no surprise that France inspires such love. With its stirring architecture and landscapes, diverse climates, incomparable foods and wines, and mellow lifestyle, the country offers a personal gift to everyone. Your dream of a French retirement could be a lot more affordable than you thought. Although less in the public eye than its swanky neighbor, Provence, the Languedoc has just as much to crow about. Nestled between the Pyrenees and Cevennes mountain ranges and the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean, […]

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French music diva and mega star Dalida biopic unveiled at Cannes

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Cannes; Pathe Cinema, the Paris-based film studio will unveil first images of Lisa Azuelos’s biopic Dalida, capturing the life of the tragic Cairo-born French-Italian popular music diva, one of France’s favorite stars during the 60’s and 70’s known for iconic tunes such as Parole Parole and Bambino and Gigi L’Amoroso. Up-and-coming Italian actress Sveva Alviti gets her first shot at a lead role, playing Dalida opposite an ensemble cast of actors as the various men who came and went in the singer’s life before she committed suicide […]

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Francois Pinault, Luxury Goods Magnate, to Open Private Museum in Paris

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Ten years after he gave up in exasperation trying to build a museum for his vast contemporary-art collection, François Pinault, founder of a luxury-goods empire, has finally found a French home. The 18th-century Bourse de Commerce, next to Les Halles in Paris’s heart, will be converted by Tadao Ando, a Japanese architect, into a museum that will open in late 2018. Via nytimes.com

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English-Language Bookstores in Paris

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  They’re a wide-ranging bunch, from chain store to hole-in-the wall. Several are just a short walk from each other on the Left Bank but this list will also take you to the picturesque Marais and wind-swept Place de la Concorde. You could get lost in the overflowing shelves of any of them but make sure not to miss the Paris section in each shop, you’ll learn something new about the city of light in each one. Via pastemagazine.com  

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There’s more to Bordeaux than Bordeaux

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When I think of Bordeaux, an image of tasty grapes come to mind. This is the place of esteemed vineyards, premier crus and coveted domaines such as Chateau Latour, Chateau Lafite Rothschild and Chateau Margaux. On a recent visit I discovered that there’s more to Bordeaux than Bordeaux. In addition to wine tours, you’ll find gastronomic cuisine, medieval castles, chateaux and villages, mystical sites, prehistoric cave art and fantastical palace retreats where you can spa, eat soufflés and lose weight… […]

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France Lost Track of 23,000 State-Owned Artworks and Historic Objects

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Nearly 23,000 works of state-owned art are missing in France and its overseas territories, lost over time from museums, town halls, and major institutions largely due to poor documentation and even theft. The number arrives from French daily Libération, which recently looked into the Sherlock database launched in 2014 by the Commission de Récolement des Ouvres d’Art de l’Etat (CRDOA), a government commission charged with cataloguing the inventories of national cultural centers. Via hyperallergic.com  

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Vallee d’Auge in Normandy: Where to Stay and Eat

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  Your Dream Trip to France is Waiting in Seaside Normandy Parisian tastemakers are reinvigorating an old-fashioned corner of Normandy, adding modern flourishes to a rural French idyll. Christophe Delaune, the effervescent creator of Le Domaine d’Ablon, a group of new luxury demeures, or residences, in Normandy’s Pays d’Auge. This undulating region, traditionally associated with cider, Calvados, and Camembert, is home to the well-heeled seaside town of Deauville—to which Parisians have had easy access since the capital’s Gare St.-Lazare opened […]

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France’s new cocktail: Rosé Pamplemousse

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Rosé Pamplemousse is a homemade regional cocktail -much like some French version of a Sangria- is taking France by storm. It’s easy to make at home and handful of grapefruit-flavored rosé wines have already become available in the U.S.—Meadowsweet Rosé, a brand commercialized by French wine giant Nicolas in 2011; Ruby Red Rosé with Grapefruit, released in 2015; and ABV Fine Wine & Spirits’ Pulse, flavored with both grapefruit and peach, also in 2015. But all of those wines are made with “natural […]

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