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‘I have a little idea...’ said Coluche in 1985. The much-loved comedian struggled with alcohol and drug addiction, won a César for his role in gritty drama Tchao Pantin, ran for President, founded Restos du Coeur, and soon after died in a motorbike crash
Inspiration for the emblematic poppy came from the war poem In Flanders Fields
Past, present and future in costumes - Being a costumier is a demanding job, requiring sewing skills, creativity and interest in research
She is arguably best known as one of the judges and mentors on M6’s epic culinary competition Top Chef, but there is far more to the trail-blazing chef Hélène Darroze than reality TV.
At the edge of a quiet French hamlet is a country garage where more than just a corner will be forever England.
Hunting-dog accidents are such a regular event at the vets’ practice I visit that no appointments are scheduled for Saturday afternoons – that time is reserved solely for them.
Writer Benjamin Legrand has written for Connexion a moving letter, published below, in memory of his half-brother the composer, conductor, pianist and singer Michel Legrand, who died last month.
Louis Pasteur worked hard to secure his legacy, while saving millions, writes Samantha David
Dr Bernard Leménager recently returned from seven weeks in Yemen, where he worked – again – with Médecins Sans Frontières.
Jane Hanks meets a window dresser whose job is to tempt you into shops this festive season
October is a great time to eat fresh goats’ cheese (as well as spring) and cheese expert Thomas Métin, who discovered his love for French cheese in New Zealand, passes on some tips... such as why you should not keep cheese on the fridge top shelf