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New French PM to unveil reshuffled cabinet France's new Prime Minister Jean Castex will present a new government tasked with steering the country worst economic crisis since World War II and injecting fresh momentum into the presidency of Emmanuel Macron.
Paris: Louvre museum reopens with strict health rules for visitors Visitors were again allowed to enter France's famous Louvre museum on Monday, after 16 weeks of coronavirus health closure. But anyone wanting to admire the Mona Lisa will have to wear a mask.
Haute couture goes digital as Paris Fashion Week clicks off online The first-ever online Paris fashion week clicks off Monday with the world of glitzy runway shows thrown into an existential crisis by the coronavirus.
Castex plants ecology at the core of France's post-coronavirus reconstruction New French prime minister Jean Castex vowed on Friday to place ecological issues at the heart of his government’s revamp of a country emerging from an economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Prints of Provence, fabrics on a marketstall

Prints of Provence: “Les Indiennes” colourful fabrics

in History and Traditions by Margo Lestz
How could a fabric that originated in India, was copied by Armenians and outlawed in France, become a symbol of Provence? The kaleidoscope of cotton fabrics that punctuate the Provençal markets today just seem to shout “southern France”. They are decorated with cicadas, olives and flowers in colours that reflect the local…
Mimosa ladies in a group

Mimosa Matters fundraising: past, present and future

in Community by Karen Hockney
Five years ago, Mimosa Matters started life as a conversation over coffee among a group of female expats who had all been touched by cancer and were keen to make a difference to the community they live in. Today, this association has raised almost a quarter of a million euros through a variety of innovative and fun events,…

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