The Doll Museum in the Marais district closed in 2017. This is the interview that the co-founder, Samy Odin, granted us in 2002.
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Eric Charles-Donatien is the artistic director at Lemarié, the top purveyor of feathers to the high-fashion industry. Interview by Nathalie Tourret.
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Le Pourboire en France – Tipping in France
Should you leave a tip in France? Antoine Humeau interviewed the owners and staff of a number of eating establishments in Angers to find out what people are ordering and whether they are leaving tips.
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In this interview, Madame Renée Lefranc recounts how the papacy moved from Rome to Avignon in the 13th century. An interesting story recounted with plenty of humor.
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Soon after the German invasion of France, a teacher who was newly appointed to Domène (a small town near Grenoble) visited City Hall to introduce himself to the Mayor.
There, in City Hall, he met the mayor’s charming secretary, Anne-Marie (Mimi for short). The new teacher in town had good reason to strike up a friendship with Mimi, because he was looking for a contact who could produce false identity papers for a newly-formed resistance network.
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