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...

Things to See and Do in Bordeaux: A Comprehensive Guide

Bordeaux is not just a wine-producing town – it is a thriving city in its own right. Related Articles: Great Destinations in France: Bordeaux Wine Country Where to Stay and Eat in Bordeaux Wine Country 12...

Exclusive Excerpt: “Chanel, The Enigma” by Isabelle Fiemeyer

Chanel burst into fashion the way you burst into literature. She began with a stroke of genius, at Étienne Balsan’s estate in Lacroix-Saint-Ouen, when she abruptly took up the fabric like a poet embarking on poetry. Throughout her life Chanel considered...

French Painting: 3 Great Art Exhibitions this Spring

We zoom in on the work of some of the most skilled French artists, showcased in excellent exhibitions this spring in France. RAOUL DUFY (EVIAN) The exhibition Raoul Dufy, le Bonheur de Vivre (the Happiness of Being Alive) celebrates the ease,...