Loulabelle’s FrancoFiles

Loulabelle's FrancoFiles Ep 54 - SacreBlue! Loulabelle's is officially on board, keeping our Frenchy vibes going with the Aussie French Embassy!

November 15, 2021 Lou Season 2 Episode 54
Loulabelle’s FrancoFiles
Loulabelle's FrancoFiles Ep 54 - SacreBlue! Loulabelle's is officially on board, keeping our Frenchy vibes going with the Aussie French Embassy!
Show Notes

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So this week saw exiting news in the Aussie Francophile world... the Embassy of France in Australia launched a new website Sacreblue!

I was super excited that the Loulabelle’s FrancoFiles podcast was asked to come on board for the new platform, which is dedicated to bringing together all institutions, organisations and individuals who create cultural and intellectual bridges between France and Australia. 

The website will feature regular contributions and highlights of my LFF articles and podcast eps! There will be news, in-depth articles, podcasts and events on French cinema, performance, arts, gastronomy, ideas, science, language, fashion, sport and much more.


After the excitement of the launch I was thrilled to meet and chat to Boris Toucas. He is the Head of Culture, Science and Education at the Embassy of France in Australia and a career diplomat. He previously served as a political counsellor at the embassy of France in the United States and as a visiting fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Before that, he served at the French MFA headquarters in Paris. 

Boris works with everything not political and not economic at the Embassy, so all the fun stuff! He focuses on creating opportunities for Australians to know more about France and also for French nationals in Australia to stay connected to their culture. Cultural bonds are important and after talking to Boris I can see that the links being created between the people of France and Australia will be positive and strong. Sacreblue! has the opportunity now to connect Australians with France who have never known much about French culture.

In this LFF ep we will hear all about how Boris came from being a boy in his home town of La Rochelle to travelling the world and being a leader in the Embassy. He spent a few years in the US before coming to Australia. He is so widely travelled having been to almost 70 countries! 

I was fascinated to hear the faves Boris shared, his favourite foods, regions to explore, French music and so much more! As well as his detailed understanding of France, which is helping us all fall in love with French culture through the new website Sacreblue!


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Louise Prichard is the host of the Loulabelle's FrancoFiles podcast.
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