Jean-Paul Cluzel

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Jean-Paul Cluzel
Born (1947-01-29) 29 January 1947 (age 71)
Paris, France
Nationality French
Education Sciences Po, ÉNA, University of Chicago,
Occupation Civil servant
Spouse(s) Nicolas Droin (m. 2013)

Jean-Paul Cluzel (born 29 January 1947[1]) is a French government official and politician. Among other positions, he has served as inspector general of Finance, director of the Paris Opera, and CEO of Radio France Internationale and Radio France. He is currently the president of the entity in charge of the administration of the Grand Palais and the president of the "Réunion des musées nationaux", an entity which administers 34 national museums under the authority of the French Ministry of Culture. He is also openly gay, advocates for LGBT rights, and supports AIDS-related campaigns.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Cluzel was born on January 29, 1947 and lived in Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, a suburb of Paris, France, until he was 14. His parents worked in a hardware store,[4] he studied in the École nationale d'administration from 1970 until 1972, the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris, Panthéon-Assas University,[5] and the University of Chicago, where he received a Master of Arts.[6]


  1. ^ "Jean-Paul Cluzel" (in French). Evene. Retrieved 2010-07-08. 
  2. ^ "Radio France head regrets gay wrestler pose". Expatica. 2009-03-12. Retrieved 2010-07-08. 
  3. ^ "Jean-Paul Cluzel président du Grand-Palais" (in French). France 2. 2009-09-09. Retrieved 2010-07-08. 
  4. ^ "Cluzel, patron de Radio France en sursis". Le Parisien. 2009-03-15. Retrieved 2010-07-08. 
  5. ^ Flouquet, Sophie (3 February 2012). "Portrait : Jean-Paul Cluzel, président de la RMN–Grand Palais". Le Journal des Arts (in French) (362). 
  6. ^ "Biography of Jean-Paul Cluzel" (PDF). Établissement Public du Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées. Retrieved 2010-07-08. [permanent dead link]