Art and Culture in France: What Exhibits to See this Season

Sisley, The Master of Impressionism A great reason to head to Aix-en-Provence is to catch the monographic show featuring more than 60 of Sisley’s delicate works, some which have been rarely exhibited in public. June 10 to October 15. Website: www.caumont-centredart.com Body in Motion at...

A History of the Breton Stripe

Fresh, nautical and undeniably chic, la marinière worn by the sailors in the French Navy is the shirt we call the Breton stripe. For over 150 years these stripes have been seen on board the ships of the Marine Nationale...

3 Ways with Photography: Not-to-Miss Exhibitions this Spring in Paris

We focus in on the work of the world’s most skilled photographers... Here's a trio of exciting photography exhibitions currently taking place in Paris. Eli Lotar at the Jeu de Paume  After his arrival in France in 1924 Eli...

The Ardèche: Gallery [email protected] has Opened its Doors to the Public

A unique opportunity to enjoy local culture, arts, editions & nature in the south of the Ardèche. Gallery [email protected] was created in 2013 with the intention to shed more light on local artists and authors. A must-visit...

A New Graphic Arts Wing at the Domaine de Chantilly

On March 24 the Domaine de Chantilly inaugurated its highly anticipated graphic arts wing. Five rooms have been restored to form the setting of ambitious exhibitions drawn from the outstanding collections of drawings, prints and photographs...
Lascaux 4

Inside Lascaux 4: A Full-Size Replica of the Famous Cave

In September 1940, four French teenagers made a unique discovery in the gently rolling countryside bordering the Vézère: a subterranean cave lavishly decorated with paintings 20,000 years old. Even in wartime, word soon spread. Listed as a Historic Monument...

Galeries Lafayette to Open Sundays & Introduces Exciting New “Africa Now” Event

Two exciting new developments from Galeries Lafayette in Paris this Spring. First and foremost, the famous department store is now open on Sundays, which means you can shop to your heart's content on dimanche (historically,...
Camille Pissarro, La Cueillette des pommes

Not-to-Miss Art Exhibit in Paris: Pissarro in Éragny

The Impressionist movement owes a great debt to Camille Pissarro, not just for his accomplished skill but in great measure for his kindness. He was a sort of father figure to the other artists both because he was...

The Train Stations of Paris, Reborn

Entering a Paris train station in 1846, you would have been as likely to meet an elegant bourgeois couple in rustling silks as a gun-slinging hunter and his baying hounds setting out for a weekend’s shooting in the countryside, such...

The Carrefours of France in San Francisco: The Legion of Honor, and Young Monet...

During the 1849-50s Gold Rush, many French came to San Francisco to find their fortune. It was San Francisco that grew rich with the addition of French culture, and that continuing influence is seen...