French ambassador’s home in Israel: Elegantly beyond the conflict

22.05.2012                      01.Siwan. 5772                    Rosch Chodesch; Tag 45 des Omer

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French ambassador's home in Israel: Elegantly beyond the conflict

A visit to Christophe Bigot's rambling Jaffa residence, originally built to showcase wealth and today a home spanning cultural and political divides.

The Bigot family are accustomed to opening their home to varied sections of the public year round. In his capacity as French Ambassador to Israel, Christophe Bigot uses his elegant residence on Toulouse Street in Jaffa as a venue for meetings between French politicians, intellectuals, writers and artists and the general public here in Israel. The residence is known especially for the annual gatherings there on July 14, when more than 2,000 people celebrate Bastille Day….