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    1944

    A year one can never forget: 1944.

    "Paris est libéré"! After been occupied for 4 years, Paris lives in the hope of its liberation. From August 19th to the 26th, the combined action of the Resistance fighters, both American and French soldiers, allied to the mobilization of the inhabitants is going to give rise to one of the most striking pages of French History.

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    1945

    A year one can never forget: 1945.

    "Children of Paradise" (« Les enfants du paradis »), a truly moving romance, is set in magical Paris. 50 years later the movie was voted "Best French Film Ever" by a poll of 6 french critics.

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    1946

    A year one can never forget: 1946.

    The year you were born, some very important world peace negotiations took place in Paris among World War II allies. Monetary reparations, political commitments and some territorial adjustments were established in order to promote and guarantee democracy.

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    1947

    A year one can never forget: 1947.

    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10th, 1948 at the Palais de Chaillot, representing the first global expression of rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled. Bet you're a humanist at heart!

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    1948

    A year one can never forget: 1948.

    The Queen of England made her first trip to Paris the same year you were born. She was 22, pregnant with future Prince Charles and it was the first time she ever left her home country to enjoy everything Paris had to offer. Now you can brag about how royals cross borders for you!

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    1949

    A year one can never forget: 1949.

    "La môme Edith", regarded worldwide as France’s national diva and greatest star, sings "Paris". The song is a moving declaration of love to the City of Lights. Chapeau !

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    1950

    A year one can never forget: 1950.

    Good things happened this year, Love! First, the French government decided to create a law that ensures every worker to earn a minimum wage! Also, you were born, my dear! A blessed year, I told you!

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    1951

    A year one can never forget: 1951.

    The very year you were born, Paris celebrated turning 2000 years old. Fact. http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/paris-celebrates-2000th-birthday

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    1952

    A year one can never forget: 1952.

    The year of your birth is historical! On August 28th the 10 NATO member states signed the Paris Protocol in Paris. Its official title is "On the Status of International Military Headquarters Set up Pursuant to the North Atlantic Treaty" and it establishes the status of allied and national headquarters and respective procedures.

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    1953

    A year one can never forget: 1953.

    The year of your birth saw the very first Cubist art exhibit in the Modern Art Museum in Paris! An artistic year!

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    1954

    A year one can never forget: 1954.

    Neigh! You're born the year Paris organized its very first horse race. This is definitively a running start!

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    1955

    A year one can never forget: 1955.

    "Lolita" is one of the most important novels of the 20th century, and even though the author is Russian-American, the first edition of this masterpiece was published in Paris by Olympia Press this year. Vladimir Nabokov's most famous book was adapted to film by Stanley Kubrick and Adrian Lyne.

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    1956

    A year one can never forget: 1956.

    In 1956 the Parisian Metro line 11 was the first underground line in the world to be operated on tyres rather than rail. Quite an innovation!

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    1957

    A year one can never forget: 1957.

    One of the most emblematic theaters of Paris, La Huchette, in the middle of the Quartier Latin, began running this year « La Cantatrice Chauve », first play written by Romanian-French Eugène Ionesco. The amazing fact about it? The theatre is still playing it since!

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    1958

    A year one can never forget: 1958.

    In 1958, thanks to its spring collection "Trapèze", Yves Saint Laurent saved in Paris the House Dior, part of the LVMH group, from financial ruin. The same year you were born, one of the most influential fashion designers started to draw his story.

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    1959

    A year one can never forget: 1959.

    When you were born, Renata Tebaldi, one of the most beloved Italian Opera singers, triumphed in Paris Opera. Her role of "Aida" overwhelmed many Opera lovers!

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    1960

    A year one can never forget: 1960.

    This year started grey for Paris: some TV ads alerted about how polluted the capital's air was. Numbers said that 13,000 tons of dust were falling of the City of Lights each year!

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    1961

    A year one can never forget: 1961.

    The year of your birth was rocked by an undeniable musical turn! André Verchuren, probably the greatest accordionist in the world, achieved the feat to stay 6 months on the top of the charts with his song "Les Fiancés d’Auvergne", record unmatched until today. Paris and the accordion is a great love story!

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    1962

    A year one can never forget: 1962.

    It was February the 8th, 20 thousand people gathered at Place de la Bastille willing to march to Place Voltaire to publicly demand the end of the Algerian war. On their way, around Charonne metro station in the 11th district, police forces met with the protesters: 9 people were killed. Today the place is called "Place du 8 février 1962". It was February the 8th, 20 thousand people gathered at Place de la Bastille willing to march to Place Voltaire to publicly demand the end of the Algerian war. On their way, around Charonne metro station in the 11th district, police forces met with the protesters: 9 people were killed. Today the place is called "Place du 8 février 1962". It was February the 8th, 20 thousand people gathered at Place de la Bastille willing to march to Place Voltaire to publicly demand the end of the Algerian war. On their way, around Charonne metro station in the 11th district, police forces met with the protesters: 9 people were killed. Today the place is called "Place du 8 février 1962".

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    1963

    A year one can never forget: 1963.

    Outstanding success of the "Frou Frou" revue in the worldwide famous Moulin Rouge. For now, out of superstition, every Moulin Rouge revue title will start with the letter "F". French Cancan!Outstanding success of the "Frou Frou" revue in the worldwide famous Moulin Rouge. For now, out of superstition, every Moulin Rouge revue title will start with the letter "F". French Cancan!Outstanding success of the "Frou Frou" revue in the worldwide famous Moulin Rouge. For now, out of superstition, every Moulin Rouge revue title will start with the letter "F". French Cancan!

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    1964

    A year one can never forget: 1964.

    The most famous band in the history storms France in 1964, performing 18 days of concerts at the beautiful Olympia Théatre. Beatlemania in Paris!The most famous band in the history storms France in 1964, performing 18 days of concerts at the beautiful Olympia Théatre. Beatlemania in Paris!The most famous band in the history storms France in 1964, performing 18 days of concerts at the beautiful Olympia Théatre. Beatlemania in Paris!

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    1965

    A year one can never forget: 1965.

    You were born the same year as the opening of one of the most important French institutions: "La Maison de la Radio". You surely are a very good radio host!

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    1966

    A year one can never forget: 1966.

    You were born the year Paris experienced the coldest temperatures ever in a whole century! The night of January the 10th, more than 20 centimeters of snow fell over the city and the temperature fell to -17°C. Can you imagine people skiiing in front of the Eiffel Tower? It actually happened! You were born the year Paris experienced the coldest temperatures ever in a whole century! The night of January the 10th, more than 20 centimeters of snow fell over the city and the temperature fell to -17°C. Can you imagine people skiiing in front of the Eiffel Tower? It actually happened! You were born the year Paris experienced the coldest temperatures ever in a whole century! The night of January the 10th, more than 20 centimeters of snow fell over the city and the temperature fell to -17°C. Can you imagine people skiiing in front of the Eiffel Tower? It actually happened!

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    1967

    A year one can never forget: 1967.

    The year you were born took place at the Petit Palais of Paris the memorable exposition "Toutankhamon et son temps". Inaugurated by Culture Minister André Malraux, it was open for more than 5 months and had more than 1.2 million visits!

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    1968

    A year one can never forget: 1968.

    The 'bonne vivante' turns into a civil unrest! This was perhaps one of the most revolted years of the decade. In May took place the largest strike ever attempted in France, Paris beeing the city with the most violent encounters between the protesting students and workers against the police.

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    1969

    A year one can never forget: 1969.

    Congratulations!: you have the same age as the famous Concorde plane. Since its first flight on March 2, 1969 and until 2003, it was possible to fly from Paris to New York in about 3 hours!

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    1970

    A year one can never forget: 1970.

    For the past 10 years, every summer you can meet on the dock of the Tournelleto see artists who play with fire (jugglers, fire dancers and eaters). They are also every Saturday night on the square of the Palais de Tokyo, the famous contemporary art museum near the Eiffel Tower. Many tourists travel around the world to admire their talent.

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    1971

    A year one can never forget: 1971.

    While you were arriving to this world, Coco Chanel was leaving it at the age of 87. Only fashion designer in the "Time"'s list of the most influential people of the 20th century, this woman not only started a fashion empire, but also made the revolutionary "parisian"  trend a world wide must.While you were arriving to this world, Coco Chanel was leaving it at the age of 87. Only fashion designer in the "Time"'s list of the most influential people of the 20th century, this woman not only started a fashion empire, but also made the revolutionary "parisian"  trend a world wide must.While you were arriving to this world, Coco Chanel was leaving it at the age of 87. Only fashion designer in the "Time"'s list of the most influential people of the 20th century, this woman not only started a fashion empire, but also made the revolutionary "parisian"  trend a world wide must.

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    1972

    A year one can never forget: 1972.

    For the very first time since its opening in 1794, almost 2 centuries after, the famous and very prestigious École Polytechnique opens its doors to girls, allowing them to also be formed and educated as engineers. Another French Revolution! This time "pour les filles"!

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    1973

    A year one can never forget: 1973.

    You and the official Paris Fashion Week are born in the same year. "Chic"!

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    1974

    A year one can never forget: 1974.

    40 years ago was inaugurated the Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport. Now, with 62 million passengers transported in 2013 by 180 aicraft companies, it has become the 2nd European airport after Londres-Heathrow, and the 8th in the world.40 years ago was inaugurated the Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport. Now, with 62 million passengers transported in 2013 by 180 aicraft companies, it has become the 2nd European airport after Londres-Heathrow, and the 8th in the world.40 years ago was inaugurated the Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport. Now, with 62 million passengers transported in 2013 by 180 aicraft companies, it has become the 2nd European airport after Londres-Heathrow, and the 8th in the world.

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    1975

    A year one can never forget: 1975.

    You were born the same year in which the United States, the Viet Cong, South Vietnam and North Vietnam signed in Paris the "Agreement of ending the war and restoring peace in Vietnam". What a great place to have begun those peace agreements!

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    1976

    A year one can never forget: 1976.

    Definitely an unexpected year for French wine lovers! The "crème de la crème" French wine tasting experts of The Paris Wine Tasting event, called "The Judgement of Paris", rated best in both categories that were blindly evaluated 2 Californian wines. For the French, "la débâcle!", for the Americans, the beggining of a prosperous market.

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    1977

    A year one can never forget: 1977.

    This is the year of the grand opening of the Centre Pompidou Museum of modern arts. The amazing structure of this glass and metal building is an art statement in itself. It divided parisians at first. Now everybody loves it! Go figure.

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    1978

    A year one can never forget: 1978.

    The first Paris-Dakar started on December 26th this year! What a chance to be born the same year as such an institution!The first Paris-Dakar started on December 26th this year! What a chance to be born the same year as such an institution!

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    1979

    A year one can never forget: 1979.

    No one will forget the release of "Pavillon de Paris: Porte de Pantin". But, what's this? This is the 8th album of our beloved and worshiped French star: Johnny Hallyday.No one will forget the release of "Pavillon de Paris: Porte de Pantin". But, what's this? This is the 8th album of our beloved and worshiped French star: Johnny Hallyday.

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    1980

    A year one can never forget: 1980.

    "Au soleil, sous la pluie, a midi, à minuit"... the French will keep remembering Joe Dassin who died on August 20th, 1980, a key figure in French pop culture. Who has ever sung "Aux Champs-Elysées"?"Au soleil, sous la pluie, a midi, à minuit"... the French will keep remembering Joe Dassin who died on August 20th, 1980, a key figure in French pop culture. Who has ever sung "Aux Champs-Elysées"?

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    1981

    A year one can never forget: 1981.

    The fastest train in the world was inaugurated with a 260 km/h (162 mph) top speed. The journey between Paris and Lyon took 2 hours and 40 minutes, instead of 4 hours!

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    1982

    A year one can never forget: 1982.

    An amazing discovery was made this year in the Paris University by the physicist Alain Aspect: under certain circumstances, subatomic particles can communicate with each other regardless the distance between them, meaning that "objective reality" can actually be a hologram! "Oh la la, c'est incroyable!".

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    1983

    A year one can never forget: 1983.

    The 3rd of December marks the end of a 50 day, 1500 kilometer march across the country. The arrival in Paris of the March for Equality and Against Racism is one of the most important events in the history of anti-racist movements.The 3rd of December marks the end of a 50 day, 1500 kilometer march across the country. The arrival in Paris of the March for Equality and Against Racism is one of the most important events in the history of anti-racist movements.

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    1984

    A year one can never forget: 1984.

    You were born the year France started building the astonishing glass and metal Louvre Pyramid. More than 600 panes of glass were needed. It has become a great landmark of beautiful Paris. "C’est beau !" as we say in french.You were born the year France started building the astonishing glass and metal Louvre Pyramid. More than 600 panes of glass were needed. It has become a great landmark of beautiful Paris. "C’est beau !" as we say in french.

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    1985

    A year one can never forget: 1985.

    Some of Paris's most "chic" and bohemian spaces are its libraries. But this year the Hôtel Drouot was the place of the news because within its walls the renown French librarian Pierre Bérès sold Louis-Ferdinand Céline's introduction manuscript of "Guignol's Band", one of the French writer's most importante books.

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    1986

    A year one can never forget: 1986.

    Paris has witnessed the birth and death of many writers. This year it was Simone de Beauvoir's turn to say good-bye. The also philosopher and sentimental partner of famous French writer Jean-Paul Sartre died in the Cochin Hospital at the age of 78.

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    1987

    A year one can never forget: 1987.

    Several great concerts took place this year for the profit of many parisians! U2 played at the Hippodrome de Vincennes and the Zénith, same place where Metallica performed, and Madonna was seen for her second world tour at the Parc de Sceaux. So "chic" went rock!

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    1988

    A year one can never forget: 1988.

    The incredible story of the man who inspired the film "The Terminal", played by Tom Hanks, began this year, when he arrived as a refugee at the Charles de Gaulle International Airport. The Iranian Mehran Karimi Nasseri, known as "The terminal man", lived in Terminal 1 until 2006... 18 years in Paris and he never actually saw the city! "Dommage!".

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    1989

    A year one can never forget: 1989.

    Bicentenary of the French Revolution in Paris. The huge "La marseillaise" parade created and choreographed by a worldwide famous French graphic designer and photographer: 3 hours, 6000 artists, 1 million people watching it from the beautiful Champs Elysées, 800 million people watching it all over the world. "La Fête !".Bicentenary of the French Revolution in Paris. The huge "La marseillaise" parade created and choreographed by a worldwide famous French graphic designer and photographer: 3 hours, 6000 artists, 1 million people watching it from the beautiful Champs Elysées, 800 million people watching it all over the world. "La Fête !".

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    1990

    A year one can never forget: 1990.

    When you were born Citroën built its last 2CV, after 42 years of bringing social classes together, a real precursor for its time. A great achievement of the French automotive industry!

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    1991

    A year one can never forget: 1991.

    This year, the emblematic Eiffel Tower was put into context while it hosted a very interesting exhibition called "World Towers: from Babel to the present day". Visitors were able to explore the fascinating and mystical world of towers through documents and artistic creations. And that same year the Tower was included as a World Heritage by the Unesco!

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    1992

    A year one can never forget: 1992.

    Here is something you can boast about: you were born the year Maastricht Treaty was signed, the launching of the common market in Europe. Not so bad!

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    1993

    A year one can never forget: 1993.

    November 20th, 1993: The famous museum Le Louvre goes wider with the opening of the "Richelieu" wing, making it the greatest museum in the world... and this is not excessive patriotism!

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    1994

    A year one can never forget: 1994.

    In October this year, a very French and romantic change of name took place: the "EuroDisney" Park started to been known as "Disneyland Paris", so much more appropriate for the enchanting City of Lights!

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    1995

    A year one can never forget: 1995.

    Gustave Courbet's controversial painting, "The origin of the world" was definitely exposed to the public at the Orsay Museum this year. From the moment it was painted (1866) until the late 1980s, it had remained hidden in private collections, including Jacques Lacan's, who was its last owner before becoming part of French patrimony.

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    1996

    A year one can never forget: 1996.

    The magnificent French National Library was built. An extravagant building with a unique design: 4 towers of 24 floors each, shaped in… books, what else?

 
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CUVéE DU CENT CINQUANTENAIRE
Launched by Jacques Marnier Lapostolle, the company's CEO, in 1977 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the House of GRAND MARNIER®, this opulent blend, presented in a unique decanter, was created for cognac enthusiasts. It combines essence of orange with very old cognacs mainly from Grand Champagne, the most prestigious production area in the Cognac region. The epitome of GRAND MARNIER®'s luxury and authenticity, the bottle's distinctive "Art Nouveau" decoration is still hand-finished today.
Cuvée du Cent Cinquantenaire

Tasting notes

Colour
Beautiful, reddish-gold with light amber on the rim.

Aroma
Rich nose of aged cognac with background notes of cocoa, cinnamon and other spices.

Flavour
Macerated bitter orange flavours enriched by notes of coffee, honey, bitter almonds and spices.
The finish is long and complex.

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