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August 29 2009 French Culture Newsletter


Here's what's going on in Paris these days:
The Rock en Seine Festival - Oasis cancelled last minute yesterday. Two days of festivities remain.

The Valadon Utrillo exposition at the Pinacotheque - Paintings done by mother and son cast an eye on Paris Montmartre. until September 15th

Henri Cartier-Bresson at the Musee d'Art Moderne - Black and white photographs of the artists 40 years of work. until September 13th

Picasso in Provence - The influence that Cezanne's work held over Picasso is the subject of this summer's exhibition at the Musee Granet in Aix en Provence. In collaboration with the museum, Chateau de Vauvenargues, the artist's Provencal residence has been opened to the public for guided visits. until September 27th

La Rentrée - School starts in Paris next week. The leaves have begun falling as well.

I enjoyed reading this book last week - French Women for All Seasons
The appeal of French Women for all Seasons and the non-diet it prescribes lie in the simplicity of Mireille Guiliano’s suggestions. Looking at the way lifestyle influences wellbeing, she encourages becoming more in tune with the bounty of the seasons, savoring food and owning the beauty of your age.

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Melissa Demiguel, French Culture Editor

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