How to Celebrate 50 Years of Francophonie with Alliance Française USA

March is Francophonie Month, but the official celebration starts March 20, designated as International Francophonie Day. Because it’s the 50th year of feting this event, the Organization International de la Francophonie (OIF) will celebrate...

La Culture: Art News and Must-See Exhibits in Lille, Picardy, Paris

Mediterranean Reverie In the 1880s, artists flocked to the Mediterranean and plunged into a magical new approach to light and colour. Now you can lose yourself inside a different paradise, seen through the eyes of...

JR’s Digital Mural Tells the Moving San Francisco Story

To say that French artist JR’s Chronicles of San Francisco mural is moving is an understatement. It actually moves. Not only does each person in the mural move, but the mural itself continuously scrolls...

Dining at Frevo in New York City

One of the most delicious ways of discovering the character of any big-city neighbourhood is by eating in its restaurants, since they often reveal so much about the locals and a full spectrum of...

Madame’s Collection: Helena Rubinstein at the Musée du Quai Branly

Cosmetics mogul Helena Rubinstein was as intuitive an art collector as she was a savvy entrepreneur. Her pioneering role in the recognition of art from Africa and Oceania helped elevate such works from being considered...

Le Dernier Mot: Odd Woman Out

Kristin takes a deep breath after discovering her dream chalet has turned into a ‘man-tuary’ Last spring my husband and I bought a tiny chalet in the Alps after imagining the pleasure of living in...

Degas at the Opéra at the National Gallery of Art in Washington

Over 100 works by the celebrated artist are now on view in Washington D.C. through July 5, 2020 Edgar Degas (1834-1917), one of the most beloved French artists, was passionate about everything at the Paris...
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Discover Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wines at a Fun Spring Event

  How would you like to taste some of the world’s greatest wines for a mere 10 euros? If that sounds appealing, then come to the Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine fair, held this year from Friday, April...

Wealthy, Scandalous and Powerful: The Patrons of Paris

Marie-Laure de Noailles and Natalie Clifford Barney were both famed for their patronage of the arts but, as Lanie Goodman writes, even within the context of early 20th-century Paris, they were also notorious for...

Hermès Launches New Métier: Announcing the New Beauty Collection

French luxury house Hermès, known for its 181-year-old history of combining exquisite creativity with quality craftsmanship, will soon make its foray into the world of beauty products. The first collection from Hermès Beauty is...