Showing in Paris: Kupka, Abstract Pioneer at the Grand Palais

For every well-known, well-loved artist is one waiting in the wings. Such is the case with František Kupka (1871-1957), a Czech painter who spent most of his creative life in Paris. Hailed as one...

The Best of the New in Paris

Paris is a city in constant flux, says Jennifer Ladonne. There are new shops, restaurants and bars opening all the time, not to mention concert halls, museums and art galleries... Whether you’re a regular visitor...

Creative Spark: Misia Sert, Pianist and Patron of the Arts

She was an accomplished pianist, but Misia Sert was also an artists’ muse, and a patron of the arts. Hazel Smith recounts her colourful career – and remarkable life... Artists and writers, musicians and dancers...

Essoyes, Summer Home of the Renoirs, Welcomes Visitors

For the people of Essoyes, a village in southern Champagne, the Year of Renoir, which was celebrated last year, capped years of planning, hard work, and determined effort that culminated in the opening of...

La Culture: 3 Ways to Discover Picasso Right Now in France

There is so much still to discover about the fascinating work of this prolific artist. Here, a trio of stand-out exhibitions dedicated to Pablo Picasso at three different venues in France. GUERNICA Following the 80th anniversary...

La Culture: Modern Couples at Centre Pompidou-Metz

What does it mean to be a 'creative couple'? When working in tandem, who should the birth of a masterpiece be attributed to? Dedicated to iconic duos such as Pablo Picasso and Dora Maar...

Cradle of History: Must-Visit National Monuments in Western France

From the world’s largest megalithic site to fairy-tale châteaux and historic dungeons, Marion Sauvebois rounds up this summer’s must-visit National Monuments in western France LES ALIGNEMENTS DE CARNAC Is it a ruined prehistoric temple? An ancient...

JR Artist: Changing the World with the Power of Paper and Glue

A former graffiti artist turned photographer and Oscar-nominated film-maker, JR defies description. Lanie Goodman met the elusive Frenchman behind the mysterious initials Known exclusively by his pseudonym initials, JR may be one of today’s most...

5 Emblematic Religious Buildings in Burgundy

Churches and Abbeys in Burgundy for Beginners Because Burgundy is a places of fantastic religious art it would be a shame to pass through without taking in some of these spectacular sights. No two churches...

La Culture: Delacroix 1798-1863 at the Louvre

If ever there was an image that captured an allegory of a nation, it is Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix. Her energy is striking – marching forward over the bodies of the...