Teen Competition Joins France’s Sustainable Fashion Efforts

As the fashion capital of the world, France has long been known for its clothing and designer styles. But instead of just focusing on couture, France has shifted its focus to sustainable fashion, hoping...

Winston Churchill’s Brush with the Riviera

Renowned as the man who led Britain to victory in the Second World War, Winston Churchill found solace and joy in his painting expeditions to the French Riviera, as Paul Rafferty discovers August 1948, Aix-en-Provence,...

Travel Notes: Top 3 Stained Glass Windows in France

Head to some of France’s most amazing churches for a multi-coloured glass eyeful to remember... SAINTE-CHAPELLE, PARIS If you haven't seen this jewel box of a chapel, you haven't lived. Built by Saint Louis in the...

Did You Know? Art Facts on Napoleon, Renoir, and More

My Kingdom for a Donkey When the King of Spain commissioned an equestrian portrait of his ally Napoleon from painter Jacques-Louis David, Napoleon told the artist to paint him looking calm and riding a spirited...

The Virtual “Night of Ideas” Focuses on Closing the Distance

The January 2020 Night of Ideas hosted in the San Francisco Public Library drew such a large crowd that Michael Lambert, City Librarian at the San Francisco Public Library, declared it was “so wonderful...

Book Review: Dior in Bloom

This breath-takingly beautiful book, put together by Justine Picardie, the former editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar and Town & Country, is a must for anyone who loves Christian Dior, flowers or fashion in general: it...

2020: Art and Creation in a Pandemic World

In a follow-up to her article on "The Art of Survival", Chloe Govan says artistic struggles are not confined to the past, of course. What more appropriate time for a resurgence of adversity art...

The Art of Survival: The Transformation of Montmartre

Chloe Govan reveals how the poverty-stricken and persecuted in France’s past found the silver lining in their suffering, transforming it into what would one day become a world-famous art legacy Bang! The hammer crashes down...

Virtual Tourism: France at your Fingertips

For frustrated Francophiles unable to visit France is there any joy to be found in the much-hyped world of virtual travel? Guy Hibbert investigates For the last decade we travellers have been taking advantage of...

‘Edward Hopper in Paris’ at The Phillips Collection

Works from Edward Hopper’s early years in Paris are now on display in Washington Celebrated American artist Edward Hopper (1882-1967) was only 24 years old when he first visited Paris. In 1906 he stayed there...