Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Cashing in on local French currencies

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

Life on the canals of northern France

Read more

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

What lies ahead for Cuba after the Castros?

Read more

#TECH 24

Discovering and harnessing the power of the sun

Read more

DOWN TO EARTH

Can France bid 'adieu' to popular weedkiller glyphosate?

Read more

#THE 51%

Harmful for your health: When gender bias affects medical diagnosis

Read more

REPORTERS

Africa’s donkeys slaughtered for Chinese ‘miracle elixir’

Read more

FOCUS

Pashtun Protection Movement speaks up against extrajudicial killings

Read more

FASHION

Haute Couture, summer 2018: Julien Fournié finds inspiration in Asia

Read more

Culture

Paul McCartney accepts France's Legion of Honour

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2012-09-08

President François Hollande on Saturday bestowed France's Legion of Honour on Paul McCartney, co-founder of the legendary Beatles rock band. The award of France's highest civilian honour took place at a closed ceremony at the Elysée Palace.

AFP - Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney received the French Legion of Honour award Saturday at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris, the president's office said.

President Francois Hollande bestowed the medal on the British musician in the presence of his family but not the press, the office said in a statement, adding that the award was granted for his entire body of work.

The 70-year-old rock legend chronicled the ceremony on his Twitter account by posting several photos from the palace, including one with the caption "Guess where I am?"

Born in Liverpool, McCartney was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1996, earning him the title "Sir".

 

Date created : 2012-09-08

  • MUSIC

    France to decorate Paul McCartney with Legion of Honour

    Read more

  • CULTURE

    The Beatles' Paul McCartney marries for third time

    Read more

COMMENT(S)