Chagall: From black & white to colour at the Caumont Centre d’Art

Presenting a hitherto unexplored dimension of the work of the artist Marc Chagall, the exhibition Chagall: Du noir et blanc à la couleur at the Caumont Centre d’Art in Aix-en-Provence looks into how the...

Art in Paradise: Villa Carmignac on the Île de Porquerolles

What do you get when you combine world-class contemporary art with an Arcadian haven in the Mediterranean? An invitation to shed conformity and preconceptions and sail off to a new horizon! The Villa Carmignac,...

3 Adventures to Easter Island… in France

One of the world’s remotest cultures comes to France this season NAVEL OF THE WORLD How has Easter Island’s remoteness shaped those who have lived there? How did they build the famous moai – and why...

Modern Art and Steampunk Fantasy: City Focus on Nantes

Past and future collide in Nantes, creating a glorious mix of modern art, steampunk fantasy and industrial heritage that has seen its rebirth as one of France’s coolest destinations, says Stephen Davy-Osborne Quitting law and...

Unmissable Autumn Exhibits in Paris

Impressionists in London ‘Impressionists in London, Artists in Exile 1870-1904’ at the Petit Palais charts the stories of the French artists – among them Tissot, Daubigny, Pissarro, Monet and Sisley – who sought refuge in...

Nicolas de Staël in Provence: capturing the dazzle of southern light

In 1953, when Russian-born artist Nicolas de Stael set up his atelier in Ménerbes, inside a stone house at the edge of a bluff, the fortified village was still an unknown sleepy hamlet. Fueled...

A Passion for Picnics and Entertaining: An Excerpt from “Everyday Monet”

The magic of Claude Monet's garden comes to life in a new book called Everyday Monet: A Giverny-Inspired Gardening and Lifestyle Guide to Living Your Best Impressionist Life. Within this visually stunning book, Monet expert...

Spotlight on Caravaggio in Paris

Charting Caravaggio’s career from the early days apprenticing in Rome’s most prestigious workshops to his tumultuous relationships with his contemporaries, ‘Caravaggio’s Roman Period’ will offer a rare glimpse of the man behind the art. More...

5 Things We Love about Limousin, France’s Rural Heartland

Cows may outnumber humans in this vast region of rolling fields, undulating landscapes and luscious lakes, but there is far more to France's rural heartland than meets the eye... TIMELESS BEAUTY From Collonges-la-Rouge's mosaic of listed...

A Guide to Les Puces de Saint-Ouen, the Famous Flea Market

The famous flea market at the capital’s northern edge may not be the bargain hunter’s dream of yore, but antique lovers, vintage buffs and flâneurs looking for a little piece of Paris rarely leave...