What’s on Now in France: Nantes Museum Reopens

The famous Musée des Beaux-Arts in the beautiful and dynamic city of Nantes reopens on June 23 as the Musée d’Arts de Nantes after six years of extensive renovations. The total exhibition area of the much-loved...

Art in Aix: Sisley Retrospective in Provence

Culturespaces and the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, have co-organised this monographic exhibition devoted to the Impressionist painter Alfred Sisley, held at the elegant Caumont Centre d’Art in Aix-en-Provence. As if you needed an excuse to visit...

Atelier de Cézanne in Aix-en-Provence

On the outskirts of Aix-en-Provence, just a 20-minute walk from the Cours Mirabeau, sits the Atelier de Cézanne: the house, studio and now museum of the 19th century Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne. A tall wooden gate...

18th Century French Art in America in Washington D.C.

National Gallery of Art- through August 20, 2017 Gathered from museums across the United States, the 68 French paintings in this engaging exhibit represent a wide array of artists, subjects, and historic themes. Americans have long been enchanted...

Le BHV MARAIS: Exclusive Shopping Guides at the Parisians’ Favourite Department Store

Situated in the heart of the fashionable district of Le Marais, Le BHV MARAIS is one of the most iconic department stores in the world. With over 2,000 fashion brands and sophisticated homeware, from...

Book Reviews: Brigitte Bardot, My Life in Fashion

Was there a ‘style Bardot’? Not according to the legendary movie star herself, who says in a foreword to this lavish new 300-page book “Je n’ai été jamais à la mode” (“I was never fashionable”). That’s hard...

French Holiday Ideas: The Heritage of Mougins

From ancient history to contemporary culture this picturesque village just 15 minutes from Cannes offers a surprisingly rich cultural banquet MUSEUMS First stop should be the remarkable Musée d’Art Classique et Moderne. Arriving at a medieval townhouse in the old...

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...