Francois and his little pal Mimi, are Little Leon's Culture and style gurus in the Cot Bed Gang
Imagine if you can a cross between Pepe Le Pew and Jean Reno and you'll get the idea.
(as an aside Little Leon was named partly due to the above film!)
Francois hails from Paris, That's Paris France, not Paris Texas
This is not Paris France!!
Prior to joining the Cot Bed Gang, Francois frequented the trendy fashionable areas of Paris, such as the Marais, Bastille & Montparnasse areas, hanging out in cafe bars, reading Voltaire and drinking unfeasibly strong coffee in the day and (mummy's favourite) Absinthe by night whilst listening to sleazy jazz or moving on to the chic nightclubs to see Jacque Dutronc or some other style icon of his day.
One of Francois' old hang outs
Mummy is partial to a glass of Absinthe, she says it causes time travel.... You'll have to ask her for details.
(Remember folks drink responsibly!)
Francois has a unique style, the sort that is somehow out of style, but curiously in style, Vogue without being commonplace, you know that annoying way that only the French seem to do well.
In the gang Francois is the one that will always turn up late (only a couple of minutes or so) but everyone always waits, he is usually quiet, but when he speaks everyone listens, really just the epitome of cool, Little Leon likes Francois a lot, He is trying to follow his lead, and it seems to be working, cool and cute are Leon's bywords.
Little Leon is really looking forward to Francois & Mimi showing him the haunts of Paris, but he will have to wait until he's a little bit older, as Paris is a lively place and Leon will need to build up his strength first.
Francois has many tales to tell, more will follow later.