Napoleon created the Legion of honor, general de Gaulle, the Order of merit. This institution, which aims to encourage the progressive forces of the country, and stands out in his new promotion several personalities from the world of culture and communication.

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Published in the official gazette Friday morning, promoting student dancer Josette Amiel, and the photographer Bettina Rheims to the dignity of grand officer. Actresses Andrea Bescond, Florence Foresti, Aïssa Maïga and Marjorie Nakache are named the knights. The actress Firmine Richard is promoted to officer.

the world of music is also honored. The singer Béatrice Uria-Monzon and the singer Juliette become officers, and the conductor, Jean-François Gonzales-Hamilton named knight. The journalist Patrick Mahé, a former Paris Match and Figaro , is made a knight.