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Vive La France
France has been the world’s most visited country for 20 years, yet surprisingly little is known about modern France beyond the stereotypes. The French are associated with haute couture, first-class gastronomy and a rich culture but what gives them that ‘je ne sais quoi’? This report explores how the world’s 5th largest economy are leading in luxury, innovative design, fashion and world-class bistros.
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The French love affair with the silver screen has produced some memorable and thought-provoking movies, as Jonathan Romney reports
French fashion has evolved from exclusive haute couture for the very rich to affordable high-street style, writes Agnès C. Poirier
There is surely no French fragrance and beauty house so steeped in history and romance as Guerlain