France

by Artsvi Bakhchinyan Special to the Mirror-Spectator YEREVAN/PARIS — Marianne Auricoste started as an actress, but then devoted herself to poetry and reciting. She founded the association Le Chant des Mots (supported by the French[...]

PARIS (Combined Sources) — French President Emmanuel Macron declared April 24 as “a national day of remembrance of the Armenian genocide” on Tuesday, February 5. Macron, in keeping with a 2017 campaign promise, told an[...]

PARIS — Preeminent historian Anahide Ter Minassian died on Monday, February 11, at her home in Fresnes, near Paris. She had been undergoing cancer treatment for a long time. Ter Minassian was a lecturer at the École des Hautes Etudes en[...]

PARIS — On January 17, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, Foreign Minister of Armenia, met with Louise Mushikiwabo, the newly appointed Secretary General of International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF). Mnatsakanyan once again congratulated[...]

PARIS (Combined Sources) — Three-time Oscar-winning composer, songwriter and pianist Michel Legrand died Saturday, January 26, at his home in France. He was 86. The conservatory-trained musician worked across genres but was best known as[...]

PARIS — A 1966 Vanden Plas Princess 1100, originally belonging to Charles Aznavour, has been uncovered by Bonhams specialists after having been stored in a his sister’s chateau for decades. It will be offered at Bonhams Grandes Marques[...]

VALENCE, France (Public Radio of Armenia) — The groundbreaking ceremony for a French-Armenian bilingual school was held in Valence, France on Monday, January 14. The Armenian Cultural Center of Valence has embarked on an ambitious, but[...]

By Artsvi Bakhchinyan Special to the Mirror-Spectator YEREVAN/PARIS — Last October French-Armenian filmmaker and scriptwriter Stéphane Kazandjian visited Armenia for the first time as a jury member of ReAnimania Yerevan International[...]

By Jean Eckian PARIS — That day, Wednesday, December 7, 1988, it was 11:41 in Armenia (8:41 in France – and December 6: 23:41 in Los Angeles), when a terrible roar sprang from the bowels of the earth on the surface of the cities of[...]

LOS ANGELES — Prof. Richard Hovannisian of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and Chapman University received the Medal of the City of Lyon in a ceremony in the historic Hotel de Ville (City Hall) on November 8. Mayor[...]