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was born on November 6 1961 in Chalon-sur-Saône, a town in the Burgundy region. Florent came from a modest working-class background - his parents were both manual labourers - but his greatest dream from an early age was to attend a Performing Arts School where he could study his two great passions, acting and singing. Young Florent did not excel at his general school studies and, at the age of 16, he decided to quit school and leave his home town to try his luck in Paris.
Florent already had a fair amount of experience behind him when he arrived in Paris. Indeed, the young singer had been performing in local talent contests and on radio competitions since the tender age of 13. Florent had even won a special talent contest organised by the daily newspaper "Dauphine Libéré" during the Tour de France cycling race. But Paris proved to be a tougher option than the provinces. Florent managed to get a 'chambre de bonne' (a small one-room flat) and began earning his living through a number of odd jobs. …