It was my responsibility to attract new songwriters and I wanted to buy the rights to "Tous les jours".
Jews have contributed to all aspects of French culture and society and have excelled in finance, medicine, theater and literature.
Currently, France hosts Europe’s largest Jewish community - 480,000 strong - and Paris is said to have more kosher restaurants than even New York City.
The area of today's Nice contains Terra Amata, an archaeological site which displays evidence of a very early use of fire.
Around 350 BC, Greeks of Marseille founded a permanent settlement and called it Nikaia, after Nike, the goddess of victory.
Throughout the country's stormy history - from the Roman period through the present - Jews have lived in France, their fate intimately tied to the various kings and leaders.