60 Years and Bon Vivant!
is a publication that celebrates important historical relationships between France and the Philippines in its diplomatic history, education, citizenship, arts, culture, food, philosophy, and business, and also includes engaging articles on how France influenced Philippine life. This book grew out of a symposium held at the Ateneo de Manila University on June 26, 2007 to mark the 60th Anniversary of the said establishment of diplomatic relations between both countries. The symposium covered four themes: France in Philippine history, France in Philippine culture, France in Philippine education, and Filipino families with French ancestry. The themes have hence been expanded to include business, and a folio of Filipino artists who lived, visited or were touched by France.