Paris’s Quai Branly Museum is dedicating an exhibit to US entertainer Paul Robeson, Hollywood’s first black star. Long blacklisted for his Communist sympathies, Robeson was finally redeemed shortly before failing health forced his retirement.
Singer Rachid Taha, giant of 1980s French rock, whose group Carte de Séjour remade the Charles Trénet classic “Douce France”, died aged 59 of a heart attack on Tuesday night, said his family.
A glass of blue, sir? It is a question that may dismay purist winemakers in France, where wine is a way of life rather than simply a drink, but in the southern town of Sete consumers cannot get enough.
Parisian museums are well known for their nudes, but the world-famous Palais de Tokyo contemporary art museum opened its doors to a different type of nude on Saturday.
Stars attending the “French Oscars”—the Cesars—on Friday will wear a white ribbon in protest at violence against women, organisers said.
French film legend Brigitte Bardot attacked the #MeToo movement Wednesday, claiming that actresses who complain of sexual harassment were just looking for publicity.
He was an enormous star in France, but Johnny Hallyday, the “French Elvis”, who died after a battle with lung cancer Wednesday, was almost unknown in the English-speaking world.
France’s top literary prize has been awarded to a novel that portrays the Nazis as the product of big business interests — including businesses that remain major industrial players today.
A nude drawing that bears a striking resemblance to the Mona Lisa may have been done by Leonardo da Vinci, experts told AFP Thursday.
In a landmark exhibition, the Arab World Institute (IMA) in Paris is showcasing works, frescoes and scripts recounting the 2,000-year history of Christians in the Middle East – a heritage under threat in a region scarred by war and persecution.