Chagall, between War and Peace
A revolution, two exiles, two world wars and ethnic persecution. His longevity became as much a part of his art as the work itself.
The New Louvre-Lens
The new annex of the Louvre in the northern city of Lens is a luminous masterpiece of glass and aluminum.
The Santons of Provence
Delightful figurines both sacred and secular grace Christmas crèches throughout the south of France.
The Louvre Goes Digital
In today's Louvre the real meets the virtual as the museum introduces haute technologie into its hallowed halls.
A nouvelle vague of coffee shops, roasters and passionate baristas is transforming the Parisian coffee scene.
Canal du Midi: Trees in Trouble
Thousands of plane trees along the Canal du Midi are scheduled to be felled, victims of an incurable disease.
Live from Aix-en-Provence: Day 5
David et Jonathas
Charpentier's music is marvelous, but updating this tragic opera to the early 20th century doesn't work.
Live from Aix-en-Provence: Day 4
La Finta Giardiniera
The Aix Festival's outdoor theater is the ideal setting for Mozart's La Finta Giardiniera (The Pretend Gardener).
Live from Aix-en-Provence: Day 3
Written on Skin
The world premiere of George Benjamin's new opera gets a standing ovation.
Live from Aix-en-Provence: Day 2
L’Enfant et les Sortilèges
A new staging of Ravel's one-act opera is sheer enchantment—musically, vocally and visually.
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