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A regal renovation: France's Chateau de Chambord gets a makeover

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Was French pensioner murdered because she was Jewish?

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'From Jupiter to Colbert': France's nationalisation of shipyard draws criticism

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How do artists and writers see the world? We take you to the crossroads where culture meets the news and engages with what's happening in our lives today. From Monday to Friday at 12.15 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2013-11-14

In a spin with B-Boy world champion Mounir Biba

We meet world B-Boy champion Mounir Biba as he prepares to defend his title in South Korea. He tells us why breakdancing isn’t just for Americans, and how he plans to become the first person ever to win two world championships in a row.

Also on the show: Ridley Scott’s "The Counselor" has an all-star cast and a leopard cameo, but can it convince Europe after floundering at the US box office? Also, author Stephen King is in Paris, revealing how he plans to make your skin crawl with his new novel “Doctor Sleep”.

Finally, we bring you news of the Francis Bacon painting that’s become most expensive artwork ever sold at auction; and sad times for street art fans in New York as the historic 5Pointz graffiti building is earmarked for demolition.

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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2017-07-28 culture

A regal renovation: France's Chateau de Chambord gets a makeover

Chambord is perhaps the most iconic of the castles in the Loire valley, thanks to its renaissance turrets and sweeping grounds. The castle and gardens have had a full overhaul,...

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2017-07-27 culture

Actress Helen Mirren on TV honours and tackling sexism

She's one of a very select club to have won the triple crown of acting. Dame Helen Mirren has an Oscar, a Tony award and four Emmys, TV's top honour. FRANCE 24's Genie Godula sat...

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2017-07-26 culture

Film show: 'Valerian', 'A Violent Life' and 'Belle de Jour'

France 24 film critic Lisa Nesselson and Richelle Harrison Plesse cast an eye over the week's movie releases - from Luc Besson's budget-busting sci-fi extravaganza "Valerian and...

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2017-07-25 culture

Rock icons Midnight Oil on politics, passion and their long-awaited comeback

In a French TV exclusive, Richelle Harrison Plesse sat down with Australian rock legends Midnight Oil, who’ve returned to the spotlight after a 15-year hiatus. The band - famous...

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2017-07-24 culture

Music show: Blues legend Lucky Peterson & Lollapalooza Paris

Richelle Harrison Plesse chats to contemporary blues icon Lucky Peterson, who fuses the blues with soul, RnB, gospel and rock 'n roll. Hailed as a "dangerous triple threat" for...

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