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Summary: The owner of Montmartre's most notorious nightspot, the Café Le Bal Du Paradis, Simone Pistache spends a great deal of her time in court, thanks to the banning of that "lewd and lascivious" dance, the Can-Can. So when her nightlife-loving lawyer and boyfriend, François Durnais, refuses to settle down and marry her, Simone decides to play up to his rival in romance, Parisian judge Philipe...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS CAN

Sciolino, Elaine

Summary: "Part memoir, part travelogue, part love letter to the people who live and work on a magical street in Paris. Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris bureau chief for the New York Times, invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street, offering an homage to street life and the pleasures of Parisian living. 'I can never be sad on the rue des Martyrs,' Sciolino explains, as she celebrates the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. 2016

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Summary: Paul, depressed from his recent break-up with Anna, returns home to live with his divorced father and womanizing, slacking younger brother, Jonathan. With little success, his carefree sibling and doting father try to cheer him up with women, wine, and home-cooked meals. When, in the midnight hour, Paul is forced to entertain one of his brother's desperate girlfriends, he begins to realize that...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Weinstein Co. Home Entertainment 2007

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2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN DAN

Summary: "A French village ... chronicles the impact of World War II on a small village in central France. The series follows the lives of the villagers during the war as their lives become irrevocably changed by the German occupation and its aftermath. The Germans arrive in June 1940; the occupation will go on for five years and will reveal the strengths, weaknesses and secrets of the characters as...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MHZ Networks Home Entertainment 2018

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV FRE

McCullough, David G

Summary: Relates the story of the American artists, writers, and doctors who traveled to Paris in the nineteenth century, fell in love with the city and its people, and changed America through what they learned there.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 920.0092 MCC

Saracino, Luciano

Summary: In this graphic novel adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic, the ex-convict Jean Valjean strives to build a new life in nineteenth century Paris and protect his adopted daughter, Cosette, but he is pursued by the fanatical police inspector Javert who does not believe in redemption--until it is too late for both of them.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch books, a Capstone imprint 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 SAR

Sebba, Anne

Summary: "Paris in the 1940s was a place of fear, power, aggression, courage, deprivation, and secrets. During the occupation, the swastika flew from the Eiffel Tower and danger lurked on every corner. While Parisian men were either fighting at the front or captured and forced to work in German factories, the women of Paris were left behind where they would come face to face with the German conquerors...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.4 SEB

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4 SEB

McCullough, David G.

Summary: McCullough mixes famous and obscure names and delivers capsule biographies of everyone to produce a colorful parade of educated, Victorian-era American travelers and their life-changing experiences in Paris.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 MCC

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 MCC

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920.00 McCullough 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920.0092 MCC

Summary: The tale of a 1943 WWII French Algerian Unit facing discrimination by its European counterparts due to prejudice and ignorance. The French armed forces are preparing to land troops in Europe to win back their homeland from the Axis Powers, but they cannot accomplish their task without recruiting men from their African colonies. The Africans themselves start their long journey full of hope and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Weinstein Company 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN DAY

Summary: In 1667, the powerful king of France, Louis XIV, is but 28 years old when he decides to build Versailles, the greatest palace in the world. After draining the budget, affairs and political intrigues complicate things.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV VER

Summary: A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unwanted visitor in the kitchen of one of Paris' most exclusive restaurants,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family Ratatouille 2008

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE RAT

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD MOVIE RAT

Summary: Three young, unemployed Frenchmen living in the ghettos surrounding Paris get embroiled in a violent conflict with the local police.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN HAT

Steves, Rick

Summary: Presents recommendations for lodging, restaurants, shopping, transportation, and sightseeing highlights along with travel tips and cultural information.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Avalon Travel 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 914.4 PRO

Summary: L'Armee des Ombres is a stark and unvarnished story about Resistance fighters in Vichy France in 1942-43 when the French leadership allowed the Nazis to occupy the country. The members of this army are cold, hungry, desperate men and women, with false names and no addresses, who can be betrayed in an instant by a traitor or an accident. They know they will probably die. A meditation on the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN ARM

Summary: Monsignor Renard tells the story of the German occupation of France during World War II through the eyes and experiences of a humble and extraordinary priest-- whose beliefs are tested to the breaking point.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2006

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV MON

Betts, Kate

Summary: As a young woman, Kate Betts nursed a dream of striking out on her own in a faraway place and becoming a glamorous foreign correspondent. After college--and not without trepidation--she took off for Paris, renting a room in the apartment of a young BCBG (bon chic, bon genre) family and throwing herself into the local culture. She was determined to master French slang, style, and savoir faire,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BETTS, KATE BET

Hazan, Éric

Summary: "Eric Hazan, author of the acclaimed The Invention of Paris, takes us by the hand in this walk from Ivry to Saint-Denis, more or less following the dividing line between the east and west of Paris, or what you could call the "Paris meridian." He chose this itinerary without much consideration, but later on it became clear to him that it was no accident, that this line followed the meanders of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Verso 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 914.4 HAZ

Summary: In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat. Duchess has three little kittens. A greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper. Now it's up to the rough-and-tumble alley cat, Thomas O'Malley, and his band of swingin' jazz cats to save the day.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Home Entertainment 2008

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2 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY ARI

Summary: In season three Malotru has been taken hostage by the Islamic State. Moved from camp to camp, tortured and weakened, he's close to despair. In Paris, the Directorate-General for External Security (DGSE) faces a dilemma: should they use all of their resources to save Malotru, who betrayed the service, his country and friends when he became a double agent working for the CIA?

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2017

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV BUR

Summary: This French drama chronicles the impact of World War Ii German occupation on a small village in central France.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: distributed by MHZ Networks Home Entertainment 2016

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV FRE

Allen, John

Summary: Presents the life and accomplishments of the famed chemist, from her education at the Sorbonne in Paris to her work in radioactivity and her scientific accolades.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ReferencePoint Press 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 CUR

Sheene, Lynn.

Summary: A young American woman becomes a spy in Paris during World War II.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Books 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: P SHE

Summary: The German occupation changes the life of the village of Villeneuve forever, and as its residents come under the pressures of war, they make choices that are inspiring and heartbreaking.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Summary: Post office manager Philippe longs for a transfer to the sunny, sophisticated south of France. But when his attempt to cheat his way into a transfer backfires, he is sent instead to Nord-Pas de Calais. This northern province is known for its chilly dampness, its drunken, unemployable population, its terrible food and an impenetrable dialect known as Ch'timi. But Philippe soon learns to love...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2008

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