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Marianna Vardinoyianni honored December 9, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Lifestyle.

Monday December 4 was an important day for UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Marianna Vardinoyianni and her associates in Paris.

First a lunch at the Salon Pompadour at the Hotel Le Meurice given in her honor by former president Valery Giscard d’Estaing to celebrate her designation by the French Republic as a Knight of the Legion of Honor.

The lunch was attended by Princess Isabelle of Liechtenstein, Princess Aikaterini of Yugoslavia, Takako Matsuura, wife of UNESCO’s director-general, composer Jean-Michel Jarre, singer Nana Mouskouri, Greek Ambassador to France Dimitris Paraskevopoulos and Greece’s Ambassador to UNESCO Giorgos Anastasopoulos, along with members of Vardinoyianni’s family and friends from Greece.

Vardinoyianni was also a guest at the annual dinner given by Anne-Aymone Giscard d’Estaing in the Galerie des Batailles at the Palace of Versailles, along with former empress of Iran Farah Pahlavi, Princess Victoria of Sweden, and Princess Astrid of Belgium.

Prior to the dinner was a concert at the Opera Royale by Dee Dee Bridgewater, Grace Bumbry and Gospel Dream in aid of the Fondation pour l’Enfance.

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