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A blueprint for France?

Hello, I am a member of the French Film Task Force. Among other things I have provided a whole lot of wikitables for the filmographies of French stars such as Alain Delon, Jean Marais etc. I have also written a number of articles on French films, occasionally even in French. Most recently I rewrote some general film articles including film director and film producer. Hereby I became aware of Luc Besson's achievements. The whole French industry seems to moan about declining exports. The whole industry? No, one single company doesn't. EuropaCorp that is. EuropaCorp with its self-confident, international approach could be a blueprint for a French resurgence in regards to exports. I mean, did Besson ever complain the Germans were too strong or something? Wasn't Constantin film earlier on so much more successful than EuropaCorp? Whenever I watch Besson's early films I wonder if he is crazy, but hey, maybe that is exactly what it takes to create a miracle. Really, I beseech you to assess the importance of this article again and to help me to brush up the article. Please look into it. N'hesitez pas, s'il vous plaît. NordhornerII (talk)

Ne pas oublier Jennifer Ayache (Fille de Chantal Lauby) as the Little Girl at the Cinema Exit[edit]

I think you may forgot the little girl when Chantal Lauby fell down exiting the movie theater.



German Exile Periodicals in France[edit]

I am working on German-language exile periodicals published in France from 1933-1945. I am currently working on a draft for an article on the Sozialistische Warte, hopefully to be up soon!

Sources about black African groups in Paris?[edit]

As some of you know, there is a series of articles based on ethnic minority groups in Paris, North Africans, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Japanese. However there is one major group missing: the black Africans/sub-Saharan Africans.

I have experienced great difficulty in finding English sources about them. There may be French sources... I do not know whether they group all black African groups together (for example the sources discussing North Africans tend to discuss them as a single group and not by the individual country) or whether they discuss Ivorians, Malians, Congolese, Rwandans, etc. separately. The article scopes and titles should be dictated by what sources use.

WhisperToMe (talk) 06:57, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

France's recognition of minority languages[edit]

Should the infobox state and show France's recognized minority languages. I added the minority languages in the infobox(without sources) a while ago, but then not long ago it got reverted by a user. And we ended up into a edit war, as he stated that it wasn't true. And these are the sources that states that minority languages have been added to the French constitution; Article 75-1 de la Constitution de la Cinquième République française with sources to it and [1]. I ask as I figured that if I add the source(s) without seeing what everyone else thinks about them, they would get removed. Seqqis (talk) 21:30, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Category:Official historical monuments of France[edit]

Just want to see if there's some agreement here. Would people be OK with splitting this by region/department? I don't mind either way, I can understand having a main one for convenience, but like Bien Cultural for Spain I think it would be better to organize by region. Any thoughts people? Merci beaucoup.♦ Dr. Blofeld 10:01, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

@Ser Amantio di Nicolao:, Promenader, SiefkinDR?♦ Dr. Blofeld 10:05, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

Absolutely it needs splitting. There's so many that I think having one overarching category becomes too difficult to navigate. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 13:30, 28 April 2015 (UTC)
Agreed. Split it. Bms4880 (talk) 13:33, 28 April 2015 (UTC)
44,236 monuments in 2012! Yup seems uncontroversial, but you never know with French topics on wiki ;-).♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:23, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

Consequence of the cantonal recutting[edit]

I see by fr:Redécoupage cantonal de 2014 en France that a few weeks ago the number of cantons was reduced by half. This means that the arrondissement articles, which list the cantons, ought to be updated eventually.

If that's done by a bot, I hope it won't be in the same absurd format as before, with the cantons and communes listed separately, each list meaninglessly numbered, and the communes pointlessly boxed in a table. See my rearrangement of Arrondissement of Beauvais for my idea of How Things Ought To Be. —Tamfang (talk) 08:25, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Looks like the French articles haven't fully caught up yet. —Tamfang (talk) 09:20, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Paris International Agricultural Show[edit]

Some recent edits have added an infobox and other templates that do not exist. I suspect the text comes from fr:Salon international de l'agriculture where the templates work. I'm hoping someone will want to fix it up. Johnuniq (talk) 03:18, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Relevant move request[edit]

There is a move request at Talk:Epping (disambiguation) that members of this project may be interested in. Egsan Bacon (talk) 14:39, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

French schools in Kabul? Did they close?[edit]

I found that the AEFE no longer lists the French schools of Kabul, Afghanistan on its website. The website of the Centre d'Enseignement Français en Afghanistan still exists but it seems like the French page hasn't been updated since 2005? WhisperToMe (talk) 20:03, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

AfC submission[edit]

Please see draft here and relevant comments here. Appreciated, FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 14:38, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

Moulin de Vertain, Templeuve[edit]

Is the Moulin de Vertain at Templeuve a monument historique, or does it have some other designation. This document refers. Mjroots (talk) 19:17, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Hello, No, it is not; the area around the windmill has been listed as site classé and is granted protection for its naturel and historical interest. It is filed in the Ministry of Culture listing (see the notice), but not as monument historique. — M-le-mot-dit (T) 14:26, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

RER listed at Requested moves[edit]


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Vive, Viva listed at Requested moves[edit]


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Louis, Dauphin of France, Duke of Burgundy listed at Requested moves[edit]


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National Board of Study and Aerospace Research listed at Requested moves[edit]


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L'Express (France) listed at Requested moves[edit]


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List of Archives in France[edit]

I have created the list on En:WP and am starting off the articles on [2] (as more convenient than a sandbox here): help in creating the equivalent EnWP articles (including interlinking with the FrWP pages) required. My French is sufficient to create the start level articles - so cooperation is needed to develop them further (especially given the number of archives). Discussions here or on the several talk pages as felt appropriate. Jackiespeel (talk) 16:46, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride![edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride!

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RFC on the end of France's colonial empire[edit]

Hi, I started an RFC on when should we said the French colonial empire ended. It's at Talk:French_colonial_empire#RfC:_When_did_the_French_colonial_empire_end.3F. Please comment there if you can. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 03:59, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library donations[edit]

Hello all, I wanted to let you know of two recent donations we just opened up at the Wikipedia Library: WP:Cairn and WP:Erudit. Please sign up for the accounts if you think you can use them. Cheers, Nikkimaria (talk) 00:04, 18 June 2015 (UTC)


The usage and primary topic of Galicianism is under dispute. For the discussion, see talk:Galicianism (Galicia) -- (talk) 06:04, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Rewbell or Reubell?[edit]

We currently have an article for Jean-François Rewbell (a member of the French Directory) and his son, Jean-Jacques Reubell (a Napoleonic general). Any ideas on which spelling we should run with? Alansplodge (talk) 16:52, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

The French Wikipedia uses "Reubell" for both. Bms4880 (talk) 17:46, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
The French Wikipedia as well as French dictionaries, say both spellings are in use. We probably should run with Reubell, but that would be for the only purpose of correct pronounciation, and that should not imply forgetting the other spelling. Akseli9 (talk) 18:36, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
True, both spellings should be mentioned in the lede. Bms4880 (talk) 19:01, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
Okay, should we change one to be consistent? Alansplodge (talk) 16:48, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

Copyright Violation Detection - EranBot Project[edit]

A new copy-paste detection bot is now in general use on English Wikipedia. Come check it out at the EranBot reporting page. This bot utilizes the Turnitin software (ithenticate), unlike User:CorenSearchBot that relies on a web search API from Yahoo. It checks individual edits rather than just new articles. Please take 15 seconds to visit the EranBot reporting page and check a few of the flagged concerns. Comments welcome regarding potential improvements. These possible copyright violations can be searched by WikiProject categories. Use "control-f" to jump to your area of interest (if such a copyvio is present).--Lucas559 (talk) 20:12, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

New regions in 2016[edit]

On 1 January 2016, the number of regions will be reduced from 27 to 18. I have just posted questions on Wikidata and WP-fr to determine if hierarchy data can be stored on Wikidata and then used to update infoboxes on other WP projects, including WP-en, mainly in relation to new arrondissements in Bas-Rhin and I asked if similar changes have been made in other departments. Since a bot would be needed for such changes, it seems like a good time to adjust the "region" parameter of infoboxes in regions affected by the upcoming changes. I have one question for input from others:

Should the region parameter include the new region and the former region (on separate lines)?

This would be helpful in areas where the current region is well-known and would allow the new regions to be added before the change, as well as inform readers of the upcoming change. Because they have until 1 July 2016 to choose a name, they are tentatively known by a name that combines the names of the current regions, eg. Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine. In such cases, we could use the acronym for these regions. For Strasbourg, for example: Alsace (1982-2015) line...ACAL (effective 1 Jan 2016). AHeneen (talk) 21:32, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

remote Visiting scholar for DePaul University[edit]