Michel Renonciat, Restorateur/ Sculpteur sur Métal

Michel Renonciat was 15 years old when one day his father, a collector of antique firearms, expressed his frustration at not being able to find anyone to restore them. Michel rode to the rescue,...

Brassaï: Paris by Night

A beautiful new edition of Brassaï’s classic book of urban photography, Paris by Night, shows both the bright and dark sides of Paris as seen through the eyes of a talented young artist who...
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The Iconic Sites of Alsace: Not-to-Miss Museums, Villages & More

Alsace has long been a crossroads of Europe, and over time has seen all the triumph and tragedy of European history. A flourishing centre for trade situated along a strategic continental waterway, it developed fabulous...

The 12 Most Iconic Sites in Franche-Comté

First time in Franche-Comté? Build these essential stops into your itinerary to make the most of your trip. As you might expect from a border territory, Franche-Comté is rich in military and defensive sites including...

French Travel Destinations: Top of the World, Nord-Pas de Calais

Separated from Great Britain by a narrow stretch of sea, the twin départements of Nord and Pas-de-Calais are pleasantly familiar yet delightfully different. Gillian Thornton explores the region’s coast, countryside and culture Standing on the...

Fragonard: All in the Family

Almost everyone has heard of the painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard, a major 18th-century French artist, but few know that he was born in Grasse, France’s perfume capital, and the son of a maître gantier et...

Why it’s a Great Time to Visit Auvers-sur-Oise

Long revered by art lovers for its van Gogh connection, charming Auvers-sur-Oise is busy talking up its Impressionist pedigree – and it’s something worth shouting about. We’re going to go ahead and say it: the...

5 Things We Love about Limousin, France’s Rural Heartland

Cows may outnumber humans in this vast region of rolling fields, undulating landscapes and luscious lakes, but there is far more to France's rural heartland than meets the eye... TIMELESS BEAUTY From Collonges-la-Rouge's mosaic of listed...

Vivid Memories: 30 Years of the Fondation Cartier

The contemporary art museum is celebrating its third decade with a fabulous show.

Unique Travel Experiences in France: Le Palais Idéal South of Lyon

With a sense of wonder I approached Le Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval (The Ideal Palace of the Postman Cheval). It's not your typical tourist mecca, but well worth the drive to search it...