A wide smile, boundless energy and contagious cheerfulness, Marie Frémont is a student in jewellery at the Ecole Boulle in Paris. She explains with enthusiasm the craft in which she intends to make a career : working precious metals to create exceptional jewellery.
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Philippe Sage is a rock guitarist and a lover of radio. Today a journalist and host on the highway radio 107.7, he got his start in that field in the early 1980s, when free radios flourished in France, and never quit since then, living through the transformation of the radio landcape over three decades.
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When Françoise Balossier was named the principal of Amyot d’Inville High School, six years ago, she gave herself one objective : to erase the stigma that is still often associated, in France, with vocational training and to make this high school, in its field, a place of excellence.
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Successively an adventurer in the Sahara, a students’ union leader, mathematician, IT systems architect, sociologist and creator of a cultural festival, Alain Bron is nowadays the working hands of L’Art en Chemin, an artistic trail from Trumilly to Senlis. He has never stopped being a writer, author of fifteen works, among which two literary prizewinners.
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Christine Bellier is a live summary of the French-speaking world. Born in Québec from a French father and a Belgian mother, she is a comedian and dedicates herself especially to the practice of dubbing : she « does » the French voice of many foreign actresses and cartoon characters.
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The son of farmers, Basile Piot knows all too well the hardships of the job. Still, he decided without the slightest hesitation to continue down that path, on the back of a strong conviction : it is possible to practice agriculture differently, to stick to the calling of farming the land while overhauling the way to do it.
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Stéphanie Lefebvre’s signature is first and foremost her voice. An expressive, vibrant voice, that was born from pop songs but today sings mostly to speak to the soul, as a musicotherapist and as a « folk praise » artist.
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Audrey Escoubet is an airline pilot, soon-to-be captain, with Air France. She has forged her pilot calling through flying expeditions to the Canadian High North. As a child, she wanted to be a baker or a pilot ; the sky’s call won.
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Marie-Catherine Conti is an actress and director. Her passion is for theatre, working on texts and their interpretation, diction, listening, body language and that of scenery, lighting, costumes, to embody the voice of the author.
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Amandine Ardouin is a bookseller because she loves books but first and foremost because she loves people. She threw herself into the adventure in 2008, at just 23 years old, taking over the management and then acquiring the Saint-Pierre bookshop in Senlis, half by family tradition and half for the sake of taking up the challenge.
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Mario Luraschi is all at once Lucky Luke and D’Artagnan, Napoleon and James Bond. As a horse breaker and a stuntman, he has performed in over five hundred movies and doubled for the most famous actors in the most dangerous and acrobatic horseriding scenes of their cinematographic adventures.
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After having learned to cook from the greatest masters, Richard Baïma opened his restaurant, Le Julianon, in Senlis in 2007. For him, cooking is an act of sharing and generosity which mobilises not only our senses, but also our mind, to activate imagination around flavours.
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« No faults but so many vices. » This is how Georges Robert, borrowing from his wife, introduces himself with a smile. He is a hunter, a fisherman, a horserider, a horn player and a wildlife photographer.
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Valérie Kaufman speaks her mind. As she says of herself : « I dot the Is and cross the Ts. » In truth, she has no choice. Without this blend of energy and generosity, of strength and kindness, she would hardly be able to carry out the project for which she has fought for 15 years: making the district of Bon Secours a lively, active, sharing community.
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As far back as his memory serves, Loïc Blin has always wanted to work in sports. But he was far from anticipating that this passion would bring him to going to war in Afghanistan and then to becoming an entrepreneur, creating and managing a « crossfit » gym.
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Estelle Francès and her husband Hervé, both entrepreneurs and passionate about contemporary art, have assembled along the years an impressive collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures. They have now decided to open it up to the public so that art may fully play its role in society, a ferment of reflection, debate and curiosity.  
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At just 30 years old, Marc Sacrispeyre is the tenured organist of Senlis’ cathedral. The organ is to him a living instrument, synonymous with freedom for the leeway it gives to improvisation. It is also a fantastic space for innovation as digital technologies open novel possibilities in the service of the instrument's restoration.
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« I’ve done a lot of stupid things », he says in a half-disapproving, half-nostalgic tone. Ruddy Rabbé has turned a page on his tumultuous youth to become a stonecutter, by family tradition, and a mechanic restoring classic cars, by passion.
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Born in Portugal, living in France for more than 20 years, Maria Pereira modestly embodies grassroots Europe. A journey that began with the trials of immigration but then turned towards experiencing first hand the making of a European citizenship.
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Christian Baker is an IT expert with a degree in political science. Combining his technical knowledge with his political values, he decided to create a “Coder Dojo”, a coding initiation workshop to help young people master the digital technologies that are invading their lives.
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Jacques Guilbert is a physician but his passion goes to writing. Thirteen novels to his name so far, none of them published yet. You might as well say that he writes less to be read than to explore the human condition and give free rein to his imagination.
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Sabine Saïd loves children. Hers of course, but also yours, mine, all children. She is a teacher just as she could have been a paediatric nurse, dedicated to giving young ones the strength to grow.
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Laurence Welten's personal journey is the story of a lonely teenager, a bit of a rebel, short-tempered, who becomes friends with a wild horse. It takes her six months to get to stroke him, three more months to get a halter around its neck. The next chapters flow straight from there.
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