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L’habit ne fait pas le moine

Literal translation : the outfit does not make the monk.

This French idiom reminds us that we cannot always trust appearances. The English version of this idiom is: the clothes do not make the man.

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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Culturethèque – A collection of informative comics

June 1, 2017

With this Culurethèque selection, we suggest you to discover a few comics which combine entertainment and learning. "La Petite Bédéthèque des Savoirs" broaches diversified themes as history, society, nature and associates to every comic a specialist of the subject and a drawer. Theses books...

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The Valerian comic books are available on Culturethèque!

August 2, 2017

Written by Pierre Christin and illustrated by Jean-Claude Mézières, this space opera tells the adventures of two agents of the “Human Police Forces” (HPF), Valerian and his friend Laureline, at Galaxity: a megalopolis of the planet Earth and capital city of a galactic empire during the 28th...

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Open government and digital democracy: an interview published in Sirp

April 10, 2017

In January, we organized a debate with French and Estonian experts on the topic Is the Future of our Democracies Online? and invited to Tallinn Ms Laure Lucchesi, expert on open data, and head of the mission Etalab* within the services of the French Prime minister. Laure Lucchesi gave an interview...

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