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"Pierre qui roule n'amasse pas mousse"

 Literally: a rolling stone gathers no moss.

In the forest, stones which have not moved for a long time are usually covered with green moss - this is not the case for a stone rolling in the rough waters of a torrent.

So, this expression means that an adventurous person, who spends all his time traveling and changing jobs, can not accumulate goods or wealth as a stable, persevering and experienced person.

Discover francophone literature in a digital library

March 8, 2018

TV5Monde launches its virtual library. With more than 500 French-language classics available for free, this platform allows you to browse the works of Victor Hugo, Marivaux or Lamartine, and many more!   Enjoy a nice aestheticism and an easy-to-use web page: the book search system is convenient...

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Open call for artist residency in Paris

January 29, 2018

Founded in 1965, Cité internationale des arts welcomes every year more than 1,200 artists from 90 countries in 326 studios in the heart of Paris. Artists from all disciplines but also curators are hosted for residencies that can last from 2 to 12 months. The ambitious project of the Cité...

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Virtual tours and French museums: get to learn online!

February 5, 2018

In Paris, Lyon or Normandy, some French locations are now available online. Here are six ones:   The Louvre Museum: https://www.louvre.fr/ The Museum of Arts and Crafts: https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/ The Pompidou Center: https://www.centrepompidou.fr/ The Museum of Fine...

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StartHer Awards, the first European contest for female-founded startups

August 18, 2017

The Paris-based NGO StartHer (formerly Girls in Tech Paris), dedicated to supporting female entrepreneurship and careers in tech, is holding the first Europe-scale contest for startups founded by women. The contest will take place on October 19th at Station F, the brand new biggest startup campus...

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Discover the treasures of the Estonian National Museum in French!

January 22, 2018

On January 17, the French translation of the permanent collection of the Estonian National Museum (Eesti Rahva Muuseum), located in Tartu, was inaugurated. The director of the museum, Mr Tõnis Lukas, the French ambassador to Estonia Ms Claudia Delmas-Scherer and the director of the French...

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“Bouillon de culture” with the magazines of Culturethèque

August 23, 2017

You don’t know what to do of your last summer nights? Here is a solution to your problem! We made for you a selection of the most interesting cultural magazines available on Culturethèque. You will soon know everything about the films you have to watch urgently or about the artists and other...

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Lagardère Foundation accepting grant applications now

March 30, 2017

Every year, the Lagardère foundation rewards original and ambitious projects in fields closely linked to culture and media. A prestigious jury delivers grants to young project leaders in the following professions: documentary director, animated film director, digital creator, writer, newspaper...

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