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Pop and Politics Posted by on Mar 8, 2022

Le printemps, a time of renewal and rebirth, is just about here (at least in the northern hemisphere!) This week we take a look at a number of updates from the world of politics and pop culture about new(ish) things coming this spring to France. Emmanuel Macron The President of France has finally made it…

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Coming Home Posted by on Nov 9, 2021

As I write this (lundi 8 novembre), French astronaut Thomas Pesquet is on his way home from the International Space Station. As he journeys from space to the earth, let’s look at his journey. From space to the earth Back in April the French astronaut Thomas Pesquet and three other astronauts left Cape Canaveral in…

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12 Points for France! How Did France do in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest? Posted by on May 13, 2018

It’s May! If you grew up in Europe (or Australia?), you know the best time of year has finally arrived. It has nothing to do with the warm weather or holidays and everything to do with a little friendly competition between countries. More glitzy than “American Idol” and less heartbreaking stories than “The Voice” is…

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How Did France do in the 2017 Eurovision Competition? Come Hear Their Song Choice! Posted by on May 18, 2017

Another May, another Eurovision. May is that special time of the year in Europe where countries go to battle for the best song. Each country chooses a singer to represent the them, and both an official jury and the European public decide on the winner via a point system. You can learn more about the…

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France’s 2016 Eurovision Submission! Posted by on May 12, 2016

It’s May, and for many Europeans, it’s the return of something very important. Non, je ne parle pas du soleil (no, I’m not talking about the sun), but Eurovision! Not familiar with it? Basically, every participating country submits a singer and song to represent them. From there, the songs are performed in 2 semi-finals and…

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France’s 2015 Eurovision Submission! Posted by on May 21, 2015

On Saturday night, most of Europe will be tuning in to the finale of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. If you’re not familiar with this contest, it’s an annual song competition with countries in the European Broadcasting Union participating. This year, for its 60th anniversary, the contest is taking place in Vienna, Austria, because last year’s…

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