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  • Prince Amyn Aga Khan speaking with His Highness the Aga Khan and France's Minister for Culture, Christine Albanel, before the ceremony honouring the Aga Khan with the titles of Grand Patron (Grand Mécène) and Grand Donor (Grand Donateur) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to cultural development in France as well as the numerous cultural programmes implemented by the cultural agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network throughout the world.
    Farida Bréchemier / MCC
France grants Aga Khan titles of Grand Mécène and Grand Donateur

Paris, France, 28 May 2009 - France’s Minister for Culture, Christine Albanel, honoured the Aga Khan with the titles of  Grand Patron  (Grand Mécène)  and Grand Donor (Grand Donateur) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to cultural development in France through the Foundation for the Preservation and Development of the Chantilly Domain (Fondation pour la sauvegarde et le développement du domaine de Chantilly) as well as the numerous cultural programmes implemented by the cultural agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network throughout the world.