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Latest update : 2012-11-30

'Life's a Beach' for Martin Parr

Today’s show looks at some of our favourite art exhibits on now in France. We honour Paris photo month with a chat with Martin Parr. The British photographer is touring the country with pictures from his latest holiday series, fittingly called "Life's a Beach".

Meanwhile, album covers from the glory days of the "French Touch" are on display. An exhibit at the Museum of Decorative Arts shows how electronic sensations Daft Punk and Air found the perfect blend of music and graphic design. Finally, we meet a group of French cotton importers whose open-minded approach to art a century ago helped save some of the masterpieces of today.

By Catherine Nicholson , Genie GODULA

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2014-08-28 Greece

An art wonderland: A burnt-out piano, a bed in a box and a giant magic mushroom

For the first time, the famous Sèvres ceramic museum just outside Paris has opened up its gardens for a monumental exhibition. "Sevres Outdoors" brings together the works of...

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2014-08-27 cinema

Kristen Stewart and Juliette Binoche star in 'Clouds of Sils Maria'

In our weekly film show, our critic Lisa Nesselson talks about two movies that have got French people's hearts racing: "Clouds of Sils Maria" and "Party Girl".

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2014-08-26 culture

France's Ongoing Literary Love Affair

Whether you think they’re literary snobs, book geeks or just avid readers, the French pride themselves on their literature. In today’s show Eve Jackson is joined by American...

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2014-08-25 celebrity

The French Maestro of Soul

He's been making musical headlines since his he burst onto the soul scene with his 2010 debut album, selling almost half a million copies and winning accolades. Ben L’Oncle Soul...

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2014-08-22 music

Not the last tango in Paris

Paris may be known for its romance, fashion and art but it's also the European capital of tango. This weekend the city is experiencing a tango takeover with thousands expected...

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