Olympics Fever: Get Your Hands on a Vintage French-Inspired Poster

The winter Olympics are kicking off in Seoul today and so we'll take a minute to raise a glass to France's Baron Pierre de Coubertin (1863-1937), who is considered the father of the modern Olympic...

My Life in Paris: Montmartre, Movies and Machine Guns

From film props to gun-toting soldiers, Montmartre is full of surprises... The sky is electric blue and the air is chilly. Propped up against a rock wall near Brassaï’s 285 steps on rue Foyatier, I...

Book Reviews: Paris Through A Fashion Eye by Megan Hess

Armed with her trusty Mont Blanc, Monty, Megan Hess has captured the ephemeral sheen of the world’s most exclusive fashion districts, sketched for countless luxury labels and immortalised their lavish confections. Fresh from coaxing...

Things to See and Do in the Rhône-Alpes

Unmissable events for your diary, sites to explore, plus art, sports and culture Related article: Beyond the Mountains in the Rhône-Alpes MUSEUMS & BUILDINGS The Traboules of Lyon Lyon has more than 500 covered passageways, galleries, courtyards and...

French Artist JR Captures the Faces of San Francisco

From early Indian settlements to the gold rush of high tech, San Francisco continues to attract writers and artists who tell its story through the faces of its citizens. Until February 11, 2018, French...

Art and Culture Exhibits in France: 3 Rendezvous with Time Travel

Turn back the clock this winter... NAPOLEON: IMAGES OF THE LEGEND Showcasing paintings, sculptures and furniture from Versailles’s extensive collection the exhibition Napoleon: Images of the Legend at the Musée des Beaux-Arts of Arras lifts...

10 Reasons to Visit the Pays de la Loire Region of France

Nestling off the Atlantic coast and once a linchpin of the Duchy of Brittany, the Pays de la Loire is a smorgasbord of vineyards, swanky seaside resorts, historic nooks and offbeat attractions LA BAULE Once the...
Edgar Degas, Danseuse assise se massant le pied [detail], 1881-1883 © Musée d'Orsay, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt

Art in Paris: Degas Danse Dessin at the Musée d’Orsay

On the centenary of the death of Edgar Degas, the Musée d’Orsay pays tribute to the master with a unique exhibition charting his 20-year friendship with writer, poet and thinker Paul Valéry. The carefully chosen...
Paul Signac portrait of M. Félix Fénéon, 1890 ©The Museum of Modern Art, New York Gift of M. et Mme David Rockefeller, 1991

5 Must-See Expos in France: This Winter’s Best Exhibitions for Art Lovers

  Être Moderne More than 200 masterpieces from the MoMA New York have landed at Paris’s Fondation Vuitton. The exceptional exhibition charts the evolution of the museum’s iconic collection since it was founded in 1929, and...

Magic Moments in Paris: On the Trail of the Elusive Street Artist Samuel H

I suppose to really know Samuel H. you first have to know boulevard Soult in the 12th arrondissement. Part of the inner ring that circles Paris, it is a no man’s land between the...