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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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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A researcher in applied physics and chemistry, Jean-Michel Mataigne is also a chess player and the president of Senlis’ chess club. He likes hard thinking and reasoning, but also the part of intuition and surprise which makes for the beauty of a good game and of a good research.
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A Franco-Irish youngster bursting with energy, Sébastien Toursel has already, at less than 25 years old, lived several lives : bartender from Brussels to Ibiza ; entrepreneur, founder of an e-commerce website born from his bartender's experience ; student, recently back home in Senlis to hone his skills in web marketing.
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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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Heir to a tradition born in the 17th century with the first experts in the « cleaning up » of royal collections, Alain Bouchardon is an art restorer, and even one of the most prized ones, with a portfolio of customers throughout the world, made of museums, auction houses and art collectors.
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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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From the restoration of Senlis' historical heritage to the great widening project of the Seine-Nord canal, Claude du Granrut has dedicated herself to politics for the sake of delivering projects that change people's lives. And to show that women are living up to the responsibilities that they take.
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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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2008 is the year when Sophie Reynal created her business, Allia Finance. But 2008 is also the year of the big earthquake that shook the world of finance. So retrospectively, you wonder what a strong character it called for to go into the adventure of financial entrepreneurship by yourself, precisely at that moment, while the storm was still raging.
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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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In a society that is readily called selfish, Liliane Germini embodies a discreet but permanent form of altruism. At work as in her multiple voluntary commitments, she is one of those who think of others before thinking about themselves.
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Between the four walls of a basement room, Pierre Biol composes electronic music that appeals to enthusiasts everywhere in the world. His ambition: matching rap music with the Indonesian “gamelan” tradition
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With his booming voice, wrestler’s body, a strong personality and hard head, Patrick Biraud is first and foremost a fireman. A voluntary fireman, just like his father and his grandfather before him.
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Sylvie Desaleux’s practice looks like a flea market, a cutting-edge technology warehouse and a witch’s cave, all at once. Sylvie has been a physiotherapist for thirty-six years; she is an Epicurean, passionately caring for people
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