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December 2023

Happy Holidays!

This December, read about the foundations that are keeping the French-American friendship alive, from New Orleans to Washington D.C. to Paris, and pay a visit to the newly renovated Cartier Mansion – the Fifth Avenue palace where Pierre Cartier mingled with celebrities, titans of industry, and U.S. presidents. Also in this issue, read about the success of Rémy Martin in America as the iconic Cognac house is turning 300, and discover why, since the pandemic, so many Americans are putting up the “For Sale” sign and hopping on a plane to Paris, Lyon, or Marseille!

Featured Articles

THE OBSERVER

AU REVOIR, AMERICA

Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side of the Atlantic?

For ideological, financial, or health care reasons, more and more Americans are moving to France (12,200 first-time residence permits granted in 2022, up 9,214 on 2021). But la vie is not always en rose.

By Anthony Bulger

BUSINESS

RÉMY MARTIN

A French-American Heritage

Three hundred years after it was founded, the Cognac house renowned for its flagship Louis XIII sells half its bottles in America while continuing to uphold its tradition of excellence.

By Benoît Georges

CONNECTION

THE FOUNDATIONS

of French-American Friendship

From Washington D.C. to New York City and from New Orleans to Paris, many philanthropic organizations continue to nurture the bonds connecting France and the United States through history, politics, economics, language, and culture.

By Roland Flamini

HISTORY

PIERRE CARTIER

The Man Who Made Jewelry for American Presidents

In the early 20th century, the three grandsons of the founder of Cartier were busy building their family name. Louis was in Paris, Jacques in London, and Pierre in New York City. To sell his jewelry in the United States, the latter sibling mingled with celebrities, titans of industry, and presidents, and created a network of alliances.

By Diane de Vignemont

Table of contents

FROM THE NEWSDESK

A Cultural Center Celebrating the French Language Is Inaugurated. By Anthony Bulger

COME ON OUT

French Cultural Events in North America. By Tracy Kendrick

EDITORIAL

France Is an Archipelago. By Guy Sorman

INTERVIEW

Annette Joseph-Gabriel: “African Women Are Standing Together Against White Male Imperialism.” By Guy Sorman

THE OBSERVER

Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side of the Atlantic? By Anthony Bulger

BUSINESS

Rémy Martin, a French-American Heritage. By Benoît Georges

THE BRIEF

Bonzini: Tables for Fans of Soccer and French Design. By Clément Thiery

MEDIA

French Luxury Goes to Hollywood. By Jean-Gabriel Fredet

CONNECTION

The Foundations of French-American Friendship. By Roland Flamini

ART

Brancusi v. United States: Modern Art on Trial. By Guénola Pellen

HISTORY

Pierre Cartier, the Man Who Made Jewelry for American Presidents. By Diane de Vignemont

BOOKS

Pascal Dibie: “In California, I Became Immersed in the Joys of Everyday Life.” By Sophie Joubert

BOOK REVIEW

David Diop: A Naturalist Searching for Eurydice. By Sophie Joubert

THE WORDSMITH

Réveillon, from Fast to Feast. By Dominique Mataillet

© Jean-Jacques Gilbert/Rémy Martin

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