Entrance Les Franciscaines

Les Franciscaines: The New Cultural Centre in Deauville

Deauville, Normandy, considered by many Paris’s 21st district, is famous for its beaches, horse races, and cinema festival, but now, thanks to newcomer Les Franciscaines, the seaside resort can also offer some art to...
passage verdeau

Parisian Walkways: Passage Verdeau in the 9th Arrondissement

Jeffrey T Iverson takes a stroll among the flâneurs in Passage Verdeau in the ninth arrondissement to discover a world of art and antiquities evocative of the Paris of Émile Zola. Stepping out of the...
The Ragpicker after treatment.

Modern Technology and the Art of Conserving Paintings

This is the second in a series of articles about the art of conserving paintings. Read the first here. He’s a ragpicker, a man who made his living rummaging through trash in the streets of...
Roscoff

The Littoral Charms of Brittany

With its dramatic coastline and rural interior, Brittany has long been a favourite with holidaymakers. Gillian Thornton can’t wait to return. Few sporting events showcase a country in quite the same way as the Tour...
Leonardo da Vinci:

Leonardo da Vinci Sparks a Saudi-French Tug-of-War

How did a painting that was recently worth next to nothing find itself at the center of a diplomatic tug-of-war between Saudi Arabia and France? It’s a fascinating tale. At the center of the struggle...
Manet's Madame Manet Before and After

The Art of Conserving Paintings

Experts from the Norton Simon and J. Paul Getty museums in California share fascinating details about the conservation of three Édouard Manet paintings  We look at a piece of art and notice the painter’s brush...
Front angle view of redesigned Norton Museum of Art in February 2019

French Art Flourishes at this Florida Museum

The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach celebrates its 80th anniversary, and welcomes a new French director & CEO The Norton Museum of Art, the cultural heart of Palm Beach County, Florida, has...

Book Review: [Sur]naturel Cartier, Published by Flammarion

This exquisite volume documents Cartier’s most recent bespoke jewellery and precious objects collection, destined for eminent clients and collectors. The jeweller’s imagination transforms precious materials and stones into splendid ensembles. Documents from the House’s...

My Life in Paris: A Night to Remember

Theodora and her sister pull an all-nighter with a difference in the City of Light It’s raining outside. And inside the ancient toilet is gurgling without refilling, despite all our jiggling of its rusty knob....
Clement Street and Arguello Boulevard

Carrefours of France in San Francisco: Clement Street and Arguello Blvd

Sometimes the carrefours of France in San Francisco are a surprise. Hidden, subtle, with no historical French hints, but there is an esprit if one looks for the clues. The corner of Clement Street and...