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Welcome to Versailles: The Dream of a French King Posted by on Mar 16, 2012

“Filmed in the spectacular staterooms, bedrooms and gardens of Versailles itself, this beautifully photographed drama-documentary brings the reign of one of Europe’s greatest and most flamboyant monarchs triumphantly to life, with the help of interviews with the world’s leading experts on his reign. Samuel Theis delights as the Sun King who wants to create a…

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Who’s Haunted by “Le Fantôme de l’Opéra”? Posted by on Jun 2, 2011

As your keen powers of observation have infallibly prompted you to notice, it is the second time d’affilée (in a row) that des fantômes (ghosts) boast a prominent appearance here on The French Blog… But don’t panic just yet, or speed dial the “S.O.S. Fantômes” (“Ghostbusters”) emergency line.  Unlike “Ça” of the previous post, today’s phantom wears no makeup or some silly pair of chaussures rouges…

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Si je t’aime, prends garde à toi – Bizet’s French Opéra: “Carmen” Posted by on Apr 26, 2011

Thoroughly inspired from the Spanish composer Sebastián Iradier, “Habanera” is a famous aria from the French opéra “Carmen” by Georges Bizet If you thought at first that the title of today’s post is somehow related to the KISS song (You know, the one that goes “You better watch out, cause I’m a War Machine”), then you’re…

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