Naughty and Nice: 10 Picks for Christmas Shopping in Paris

From France’s best beauty secrets and beetles that gleam like jewels to the sweetest bonbons and mustard on tap, Lindsey Johnstone finds there’s nowhere better than Paris to fill that Christmas stocking with some...

Spotlight on Joan Miró at the Grand Palais in Paris

Bringing together nearly 150 works, this hotly-anticipated retrospective at Paris’s Grand Palais charts the technical and stylistic evolution of the Spanish master whose unique visual language, symbolism and minimal lines upended previous notions of...

Jean-Michel Basquiat at the Fondation Louis Vuitton

A poet, musician, and graffiti prodigy, Jean-Michel Basquiat had honed his signature painting style of obsessive scribbling, elusive symbols, and mask-and-skull imagery by the time he was 20. “I don’t think about art while I...

Corot: Women at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.

The National Gallery of Art in Washington presents 44 engaging portraits of women by the celebrated French artist. Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796 - 1875), a master landscape artist, was renowned for his representation of natural light...

Chagall: From black & white to colour at the Caumont Centre d’Art

Presenting a hitherto unexplored dimension of the work of the artist Marc Chagall, the exhibition Chagall: Du noir et blanc à la couleur at the Caumont Centre d’Art in Aix-en-Provence looks into how the...

Art in Paradise: Villa Carmignac on the Île de Porquerolles

What do you get when you combine world-class contemporary art with an Arcadian haven in the Mediterranean? An invitation to shed conformity and preconceptions and sail off to a new horizon! The Villa Carmignac,...

3 Adventures to Easter Island… in France

One of the world’s remotest cultures comes to France this season NAVEL OF THE WORLD How has Easter Island’s remoteness shaped those who have lived there? How did they build the famous moai – and why...

Modern Art and Steampunk Fantasy: City Focus on Nantes

Past and future collide in Nantes, creating a glorious mix of modern art, steampunk fantasy and industrial heritage that has seen its rebirth as one of France’s coolest destinations, says Stephen Davy-Osborne Quitting law and...

Unmissable Autumn Exhibits in Paris

Impressionists in London ‘Impressionists in London, Artists in Exile 1870-1904’ at the Petit Palais charts the stories of the French artists – among them Tissot, Daubigny, Pissarro, Monet and Sisley – who sought refuge in...

Nicolas de Staël in Provence: capturing the dazzle of southern light

In 1953, when Russian-born artist Nicolas de Stael set up his atelier in Ménerbes, inside a stone house at the edge of a bluff, the fortified village was still an unknown sleepy hamlet. Fueled...