France’s former first lady Carla Bruni performed during the Beiteddine Art Festival at the 200-year-old Beiteddine Palace in Lebanon’s Chouf Mountains.
Bruni, who is married to former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, was invited to perform during the event, which bills itself as “one of the leading festivals in the Middle East.” It was her first visit to Lebanon.
“Thank you beautiful Beirut for your warm welcome,” Bruni posted on Instagram.
The Italian-French singer-songwriter and supermodel is promoting her album “French Touch,” which was released in October 2017.
Former President Nicolas Sarkozy was also spotted supporting his wife on an Instagram photo posted by the Beiteddine Art Festival.
The festival was attended by several Lebanese officials, including former President Michel Sleiman and Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
According to its website, the art festival is held in July and August, and celebrates the music and cultural contributions of Lebanese artists and global stars.
Born in Italy, Bruni is best known for her career as one of Europe’s top models. In the 1990s, the 50-year-old superstar delved into singing and songwriting.