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Cité du Vin: a Wine Lover’s Paradise in Bordeaux

Follow INSPIRELLE on a journey through La Cité du Vin in Bordeaux, a wine lover's paradise which is both a museum and a virtual journey through the life and culture of wine around the world.
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Making Music and Celebrating Life at the Fête de la Musique 2016

What better way to spend the longest day of the year than by making music late into the night? For the 35th edition of la Fête de la Musique in Paris, the theme is "Music is stronger than…", an uplifting appeal to unite as a community after a difficult year.
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So You Want to Start a Book Club…

The "rentrée" is a clever French word that describes back-to-school, back-to-work and the beginning of fall all in one. With kids and jobs returning to a regular schedule, it’s also the perfect time to start new projects. Like your very own book club.
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The Art of French Solidarity

"French-Bashing" is officially a phenomenon that the French press has been aware of for years. It seems that everyone the world over loves to scorn Gallic shrugs, allegedly rude waiters and politicians that have a sex life worthy of a bad soap opera. Maybe it's jealousy, maybe it's just a bit of fun, for Anglo-Saxons at least. But to focus on negative points is taking a rather narrow view, n'est ce pas?
Black D-Day heroes

Forgotten: D-Day’s Black Heroes Segregated in War and History

Linda Hervieux, author of "Forgotten" recounts how a chance meeting with an 89-year old veteran while covering the 65th anniversary of the infamous D-Day landing in Normandy impacted both their lives.
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How My Foreign Taste Buds Learned to Love French Food

After a year in France, a Mexican foodie makes the transition from tortillas to baguettes and learns to love French food.
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NY Rocker Creates Music For Petit Paris Punks

Wildly creative American musician Dana Boulé recounts her journey from thrashing around the New York club scene to creating music for Petit Punks in Paris.
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A Spiritual Quest for Meaning in Life

What does it mean to be "spiritual"? For the past 30 years, I was and am searching for transcendence, multidimensionality, whatever you want to call it: to have an answer to that eternal question : ”is that all there is?” and if not, then, what else is there?
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5 Lessons in French Etiquette and Why Manners Count

Business etiquette and French savoir-vivre coach Marie de Tilly explains how mastering good manners can make all the difference in fitting into French society.
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How To Be Happy, Healthy and Zen in Paris

Big life changes can cause a lot of stress. Follow these self-care tips to help you live a happy, healthy and zen life in Paris and beyond.