Haute couture, gastronomy, and perfume-making. French trades and industries that sees France set the global standard with its unique know-how and expertise. Take a tour into a cultural style offering were elegance and sophistication are the watchwords.
Sunday 7th Jan at 5:40pm
''Meilleur Ouvrier de France'' (Best Craftsmen of France) is a prestigious title synonymous with excellence. Each year, more than 400 chefs and as many pastry cooks compete for this unique title, symbolised by the red-white-blue collar. We spend a month discovering this competition, meeting Laurent, Rémy and Julien.
Sunday 7th Jan at 6:30pm
Tracing Maison Molinard’s history from 1849 to the present, we discover a story of family know-how handed down through the generations in the purest French tradition. Molinard is a brand built on the complexity of its perfumes, its outstanding packaging and its pioneering spirit.
Wednesday 24th Jan at 1pm
Rich in history and know-how, fashion and couture are symbols of French excellence recognised all over the world. Discover the métiers d’art runway show at the Ritz, Paris in the company of Karl Lagerfeld plus exclusive conversations with Jean-Paul Gauthier.
Agnès Varda, widow of Jacques Demy, is considered as one of the greatest french filmmakers of all time. In february, Jerusalem Cinematheque pays her tribute with special screenings of her iconic artwork (more info here).
In April, TV5MONDE will offer a special retrospective of 3 movies by Agnès Varda - watch this space!