Marilyn Monroe, 1956 by Cecil Beaton

5 Must-See Exhibitions in France this Winter

There is so much to see this winter, in Paris and in the provinces. On y va? Hodler Monet Munch The Marmottan-Monet museum presents these three painters as a journey through the three pivotal movements of European modernity: Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Symbolism. Until...

Don’t Miss in Paris: Fête des Vendanges de Montmartre

If you’re in Paris this week, head up the hill of Montmartre to participate in a local celebration that’s taken place since 1934. The city’s sole surviving vineyard is located here, and the annual...

The Sacramento French Film Festival and Downtown’s Revitalization

Now that the Festival de Cannes is over for 2016 and the winners declared, the Sacramento French Film Festival can finalize the selection of films for its 15th annual showing of the best in new...
Paul Klee’s Insula Dulcamara

Paul Klee, Irony at Work at the Centre Pompidou in Paris

This exhibition is one of the highlights of the art calendar at the Pompidou. A Swiss-German painter, Paul Klee was also a printmaker and draughtsman, originally associated with the German Expressionist group Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), and subsequently...

Château de Saint Mesmin: Step into the Middle Ages in the Deux-Sèvres

In the springtime, the fields of the Deux-Sèvres in western France are a dazzling patchwork of lush green and brilliant yellow colza. Follow a narrow country lane over a bridge—this little Sevreau stream actually...

Le Bal Populaire: The Revival of Traditional Neighbourhood Dances in Paris

Partake in a fabulously Parisian nightlife tradition.

Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, van Gogh and more at the AGO in Toronto

This October, the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto invites visitors to witness the spiritual journeys of some of the greatest artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, van Gogh and...
Aerial view of Le Mans

5 Fascinating Roman Sites in France

Le Mans: Painted city Naturally, when the name of Le Mans is mentioned, one immediately thinks of the world-famous 24-hour endurance race or iconic images of Steve McQueen in his Gulf Oil overalls. And while the event...
Le Petit Trianon

5 Reasons to Visit the Château de Versailles, Europe’s Grandest Palace

King Louis XIV’s Grand Apartments, Chamber & the Galerie des Glaces Seven rooms make up The Sun King’s ‘Grand Apartments’ and, as you progress from one to the next, your jaw will drop ever lower at their opulence. The...

Comic Timing in Angoulême: Le Festival International de la Bande Dessinée

Billions of blue blistering barnacles! There’s a lady dressed up as Tintin. Sporting a mousy quiff, she’s wearing plus fours, white socks and a light blue jumper. Where’s her trusty little dog, though? Snowy must have been left at...