Every month in France-Amérique,
discover the best of French and Francophone culture in the United States.
Analysis of French-American news • French cultural events in the United States • Interviews with leading intellectuals • Fashion tips • Traditional and contemporary recipes • Reports from across the United States • Authors’ perspectives on America • Portraits of artists, entrepreneurs, and other French-American personalities • The best of Francophone literature translated into English • French movies and series in theaters and online • French habits and linguistic subtleties • Unique places to visit in France • And so much more…
Celebrating Bastille Day
With Bastille Day – France’s fête nationale – just around the corner, read about French Azilum, a royalist refuge built in the Pennsylvania countryside to welcome Queen Marie Antoinette, and tour the Château de Vizille near Grenoble, which houses the world’s only museum devoted to the Revolution of 1789! Also in this issue, discover the history of the French and American flags, which happen to share the same colors, take a look at the French inventions that changed the world – from Pascal’s calculator to the lawn mower – and read our editorial on diversity in Emmanuel Macron’s new government. Vive la différence!
“I Support Life and Women’s Right to Choose”
Professor Etienne-Emile Baulieu is known for inventing the abortion pill. Comprised of mifepristone (or RU-486), it is used to terminate a pregnancy without surgery. In the endless debate on abortion in the United States, the future of this medication is currently threatened by pro-life activists, despite being authorized by the FDA since 2000.
ARIANE & ALIX DAGUIN
Good Taste from Mother to Daughter
Ariane Daguin, founder of the D’Artagnan gourmet-products distributor, has just sold her company for 102 million dollars. Her new project, a farm and a restaurant overseen by her daughter Alix, has seen her reconnect with her family roots.
That Changed the World
From Blaise Pascal’s mechanical calculator to Roland Moreno’s chip card, French innovations have helped shape today’s world.
Is For Art... and André Saraiva
André Saraiva is a French graffitist, concept artist, video maker, and entrepreneur well known in the fashion, music, and nightlife worlds – he created clubs such as Le Baron in Paris and Le Bain in New York. He recently published a coffee-table book recounting his 40-year career between France and the United States.
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COME ON OUT
BEYOND THE SEA
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