Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
French award given for contributions to the arts
The Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters) is an order of France created on 2 May 1957 by the Minister of Culture. Its status to the Ordre national du Mérite was confirmed by President Charles de Gaulle in 1963.
The Order has three grades:
- ↑ Culture-Acte2 Archived 2012-05-28 at the Wayback Machine
- ↑ Archives de France,
- ↑ Mémodoc