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On September 29th, 2004, the Royal Academy Ballet and the Ballet of the Paris Opera gave a performance in the Opera Garnier in Paris, to mark the celebration of the centenary of the "Entente Cordiale" which in 2004, sealed the links between France and the United Kingdom, until then separated by hundreds of years of antagonism.

This unique spectacle took place in the presence of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and Mrs.Bernadette Chirac, wife of French president.
BNP Paribas wished to emphasize the importance of the Franco-British friendship from its perspective, by being a patron of this event.

In addition, following the performance, Michel Pébereau and Baudouin Prot played host to directors of some of the largest British and French companies, with a supper in the "Orangerie" prepared by Pierre Gagnaire (3 Michelin stars)