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Taking a Trip Through Times with Musée de Cluny

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Returning to Ancient and Medieval Times The buildings of Musée de Cluny offer a realistic glimpse into historical Paris. The museum is housed in the Hôtel des Abbés de Cluny, which was built at the end of the 15th century. Before entering, visitors can check out the remains of the ancient thermal baths of Lutetia, […]

Supporting Artists and Creating New Encounters

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A Boat Museum across the Mediterranean Sea What sets the Art Explora apart is that it is not based on a single location, but works with existing institutions such as the Louvre or the Centre Pompidou to create original projects. T’Serclaes comments: “We conceive, define, and create cultural projects with existing creators.” She adds, “Our […]

“Give life without losing it”: The Fight to Prevent Maternal Mortality in Senegal

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A Medical Background The Foundation was created in 2000 by doctors Patrick Dewavrin and Gilles Degois. For Patrick Dewavrin, he knew he wanted to invest himself in a philanthropic activity of general interest after creating successful medical establishments in France in 1990. Having a background as a doctor, he says, “I very naturally chose a […]

Extending Compassion and Restoring Hopeful Futures

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The Foundation for Compassion After spending seven years as a prison chaplain in Nanterre and witnessing the dehumanizing effect of confinement and isolation on prison mates, Clotilde Gilbert founded Wake up Café in 2014. She realized that 80% of the 90,000 people who leave jail have no solution and no one to help them. With […]

Keeping Students Connected to the French Language

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A Brief Background In 2005, founder Jane Ross passed a group of high school students speaking French and asked them if they had a language retention program at their school. After hearing their complaints that there was not, she approached the French Embassy and proposed a program to help. Shortly after, she returned to that […]

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 […]

A Musical Mission to Transform Children’s Lives

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A Musical Mission The Philharmonie de Paris has three main aims. “Our global aim is to share all kinds of music with all kinds of audiences,” said Nina Tchernitchko, Development Officer at Philharmonie de Paris. Concerts featuring the greatest international ensembles and their own orchestras are presented at the Philharmonie, playing classical music of course, […]