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18 Months Later: Revisiting and Reprioritizing the Projects of the Ukraine Committee

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Since the start of the war, Fondation de France has supported projects focused on supplying the basic necessities to people close to the front line or displaced persons in unoccupied Ukrainian regions. 18 months later, as the conflict continues, resources are dwindling and the needs of the population are constantly changing. For this reason, last […]

Update on the Restoration of the Notre-Dame Cathedral


Work Inside the Cathedral Workers have been diligently cleaning and restoring the inside of the cathedral. For the past 8 months, they have been cleaning the wall paintings of the choir chapels. At the moment, the full restoration of the north transept is underway. Fortunately, the scaffolding has been able to be removed. The construction […]

Advocating for Independent and Ambitious Research

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CNRS, A World Leader in Scientific and Technological Research CNRS’ long history and strong presence all over the world makes it a leader in scientific and technological research. Research impact indicators, like Webométric and the journal metric “Scorpus,” rank CNRS highly: number one in Europe and number two in the world, after the Chinese Academy […]

Fondation Gautier Capuçon, a Look back at the Highlights of a First Year

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A Long-standing Engagement Is Now a Long-standing Project Following the COVID-19 pandemic, cellist Gautier Capuçon launched a foundation bearing his name to help young musicians in their studies and the first steps of their career.  It is a project he “had been thinking about for years” knowing how difficult it was to start a career, […]

Expanding Our View: 50 years of International Art in Paris

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Since the first edition in 1972, the Festival has devoted a significant place to the programming of American artists and has participated in the significant artistic careers of major figures as Robert Wilson, Merce Cunningham or Lucinda Childs.  Why go through the trouble of bringing international artists to Paris? The Festival d’Automne à Paris exists […]