Summer of arts: A season of exhibitions and performances in France
21 July 2022 | 5:34 am
When it comes to cultural offerings, the arts never go on holiday! We take a look at hit exhibitions in France this summer that offer everything from an immersive light-fueled experience to interactive inflatables and open-air photography.
It's a school like no other. Since 1822, the Centre of Naval Instruction, in the French port city of Brest, has trained the cadets of the French Navy. Every year, 240 youngsters aged between 16 and 18 join the famous "Mousses School".
One year ago, on December 6, 2021, a law was passed in France to enable parents to give a name to stillborn babies, a move hailed as progress by grieving families. With more than one in every 100 pregnancies in France resulting in a miscarriage, the national health agency is calling for better access to healthcare in a bid to reduce the perinatal mortality rate.
In a nail-biting match full of high quality, France advanced to the World Cup semi-finals with a 2-1 win over England. Aurélien Tchouaméni opened with a scorching long-range effort, before Harry Kane equalised with a penalty but Olivier Giroud won the game with a bullet header.
The Atlas Lions of Morocco – and Africa – are just one victory away from adding another historic feat to their handful of World Cup achievements. Standing in their way are the reigning world champions, France.
The 80 dormant volcanoes of the Chaîne des Puys, located deep in France's central Auvergne region, are a geological wonder listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The green slopes attract hundreds of thousands of tourists each year, unfazed by the magma still bubbling 50 kilometres down. The rich volcanic soil also delights Auvergne's cows, whose milk is entirely devoted to the production of Saint-Nectaire cheese.
Clashes erupted in France and Belgium as dejected Morocco fans resorted to violence after the country's defeat in the World Cup semi-finals last night. France defeated Morocco by 2-0 to set up the final battle with Argentina.
The World Cup final takes place on Sunday. For the hosts Qatar, much has already been said about the tournament's economic legacy. But what about the winners?
Excitement builds outside Lusail Stadium ahead of highly-anticipated World Cup final between Argentina and France.
Argentinians burst with joy after a thrilling World Cup victory against France
Argentina won the World Cup on Sunday (December 18), defeating defending champions France 4-2 on penalties, following a dramatic 3-3 draw after extra time.
With fewer than 24 hours left until the beginning of the end of the action in Qatar, there are fears for France as Raphaël Varane and Ibrahima Konaté become the latest players to fall ill. Meanwhile, FIFA boss Gianni Infantino hails the tournament as "the best World Cup ever", and we discuss whether the mental health of players is being properly considered by football authorities.
Argentina returned home in the early hours of the morning following their 2022 World Cup final victory over France. The squad arrived in Buenos Aires and were greeted by thousands of fans, who lined the streets as players travelled on an open-top bus.
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