Backstage at the Palais de Congres, Paris
The Ordre des Arts et des Lettres is a medal of France, established in 1957 to recognise artists who are considered to have contributed hugely towards popular culture in France. There are three different grades of the order, from which Tina received the "Chevalier des Arts et Lettres.“ This medallion is worn on a ribbon on the left breast and is presented up to 200 recipients a year. In addition to Tina, personalities like Bono, Bob Dylan and David Bowie also received this medal. Tina received it during a glittering ceremony at the Palais de Congres in Paris on February 12, 1996.
She was also in Paris for a series of interviews and promotional events relating to the latest James Bond movie GoldenEye and her forthcoming Wildest Dreams Tour, connected to the release of her new Wildest Dreams album.