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European Cultural Season

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The European Cultural Season in a nutshell...

To mark its Presidency of the Council of the European Union, France is launching a ground-breaking initiative by inviting its 26 EU partners to showcase the best of their heritage and creative talent during the second half of 2008.



Under the title of the European Cultural Season, this series of events will highlight the creative vitality of European cultures as well as the strengths of a largely shared identity through a common European cultural heritage.

Hundreds of events will be staged around France to bring this Europe of creation and heritage to as many people as possible.

  • 12.07.2008

    Live performances

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    Traits d'Union, 27 new plays from Europe

    27 previously unpublished contemporary European texts translated into French, issued in... more

  • 01.11.2008

    Live performances

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    A Comédie-Française tour

    Two plays in one and the same show … on tour in 10 new EU member states! more

  • 18.12.2008

    Exhibitions

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    Images in the night

    "Images in the night" - 14 nights full of images at the Grand Palais from December 18th... more

  • 01.09.2008

    Literature and debates

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    The Tour de France of European writers

    Culturesfrance and the Maison des écrivains et de la littérature (French... more

  • 01.07.2008

    Music

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    27 concerts to celebrate Europe

    An exclusive program of radio broadcasting (partially re-broadcast by the European... more

  • 01.07.2008

    Cinema

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    Tour de France of European film-makers

    From July 1st to December 31st, 2008, Europa Cinémas and Cultures France are... more

  • 01.07.2008

    Exhibitions

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    27 graphic designers for Europe

    Exhibition in July and August in Orly and Roissy-Charles Gaulle more

  • 04.10.2008

    Exhibitions

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    Europe Night: European Photographic Identities

    Projections of photographs from 27 European countries on 6 screens more

  • 08.10.2008

    Exhibitions

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    Picasso and the masters

    The Pablo Picasso exhibition organized by the Réunion des Musées Nationaux,... more

  • 18.12.2008

    Music

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    Ten months of School and of Opera

    100 young people from 4 European countries are putting on entertainment inspired by Romeo... more

  • 03.12.2008

    Music

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    "European Chronicles"... at the Transmusicales in

    European groups feature at the “Transmusicales”  more

  • 19.11.2008

    Live performances

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    In-I, Tandem project between France and the

    Duo Juliette Binoche/Akram Khan  more

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