Actively involved in a network of amateur meteorologists, Bernard Trouillet has put up a weather station on the roof of his pavillion, in the neighbourhood of Villevert in Senlis. He collects meteorological data that he streams in real time to Météo France in order to help improve official weather forecasts and contribute to a better understanding of climate plenomena.
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An engineer with a passion for humanoid robotics, Cyril Jacquelin is the co-founder and president of LABio, a « fablab » located in Senlis, open to all, and allowing everyone to carry out scientific projects with a collaborative spirit. There you can find anything from a prototype artificial hand to an automated distributor of pet food.
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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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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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« There is no really bad stuff going on here. We went close to it, but with the work we did, things settled down ». In Bonsecours, a modest neighbourhood of Senlis, Benoît Milandou has been dedicating himself for years to appeasing tensions between residents, talking to young people and their elder, advocating the community’s case to the institutions. With no other baggage than his citizen’s conviction and the confidence he gathers from his career as a professional soccer player.
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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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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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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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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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At 92 years old, Madeleine Chéry is a living memory of Senlis, where she was born and has always lived. As the constable of a company of archers dating back from the XVth century, she embodies the oldest traditions of the city.
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Nicolas Bilot is a young archaeologist in charge of coordinating the excavations of the medieval castle of Montépilloy. He searches day after day for the traces of our past. For him, the Valois region, at the heart of the historical Ile-de-France, is an exceptional playing field, with lots of discoveries still to be made.
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One is blond-haired, the other one is brown-haired. One is an agronomist, the other one is a biologist. Martin and Samuel Vanlerberghe are twins, quite different but united in a shared project: developing a traditional micro-brewery in their village of Montagny-Sainte-Félicité
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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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