Arts & Culture

The World’s Biggest Puppet Festival in Charleville-Mezieres, France

What’s big or small? Solid or a shadow? Held up by string, a stick or even a crane? Puppets! Every two years the town of Charleville-Mezieres in Champagne-Ardenne hosts the world’s largest gathering of puppeteers, the Festival Mondial des Theatres de Marionettes (The World Puppet Festival) . If you think that means a whole load of Punch and …

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Brittany’s Onion Museum: History of the French Onion Johnny

Berets worn at a jaunty angle, Gaulloise cigarettes hanging from their lips, bicycles smothered in plaited strings of onions – each of which weighed between one and two kilogrammes – French onion sellers were once a familiar sight on the streets of Britain, plying their trade from door to door, from the Channel …

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