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'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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2017-07-20 culture

The best of the summer's exhibitions in Paris

We take a spin around the must-see shows in the French capital's galleries and museums this summer. From the pensive pose of The Thinker to the romantic flourish of The Kiss, the...

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2017-07-19 culture

Film show: 'Dunkirk', 'Tom of Finland' and 'Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict'

France 24 film critic Lisa Nesselson joins Richelle Harrison Plesse to talk about the latest news from the world of cinema. Hitting the big screen this week is "Dunkirk", a...

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2017-07-18 Africa

Avignon Festival: African artists grab the spotlight

Encore! has decamped to the sunny south of France to check out the country’s oldest arts festival. Every summer Avignon attracts thousands of visitors to its official selection...

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2017-07-17 Africa

'Blitz, The Ambassador': Breaking African Spirituality, Struggle and Culture into Beats and Bars

Born and bred in Accra and based in Brooklyn, visual artist and hip-hop star "Blitz, The Ambassador" aka Samuel Bazawule is on a mission to reconnect the scattered sounds of...

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2017-07-13 culture

Django Reinhardt festival: Gypsy Jazz come rain or shine

Jazz lovers in Paris almost had to dig out their umbrellas and anoraks when the annual Django Reinhardt festival was threatened with wet weather. The celebration's usual home in...

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