12 Iconic Renaissance Sites in the Loire Valley

As the cradle of the French Renaissance, the Val de Loire boasts a wealth of places to explore Related articles: Cradle of the Renaissance: A Celebration in the Loire Valley Things to See and Do in...
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Paper to Pixel: The International Biennale of Graphic Design in Chaumont

We venture off the beaten track into Eastern France to the capital of French graphic design, the city of Chaumont, as art centre Le Signe is holding the second edition of the exciting Biennial...

The Fête des Roses at the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

Every year for the last 10 years, rose lovers have been gathering at the Villa Ephrussi-de-Rothschild in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat to celebrate not only the queen of the flower kingdom, but also the woman behind the...

Essoyes à la Belle Epoque: Celebrating a Renoir Centenary

“For me there is no other village like it in the world. There I lived the most beautiful years of my childhood….”  Thus wrote the filmmaker Jean Renoir of his beloved Essoyes in his...

The 72nd Cannes Film Festival kicks off with sunshine and zombies

A peaceful town gets turned upside down in the Cannes Fest’s opening night out-of-competition film, The Dead Don’t Die, by American auteur Jim Jarmusch, when a mysterious horde of zombies come back to life...

Viva Leonardo da Vinci! Renaissance Events in the Loire Valley

Celebrating the quincentenary of the French Renaissance in Centre-Val de Loire Related article: Cradle of the Renaissance: A Celebration in the Loire Valley The 500th anniversary of the French Renaissance will be celebrated in 2019 with...

The 75th Anniversary of D-Day

The 6th June 2019 will mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings and The Battle of Normandy with many events taking place throughout Normandy to commemorate the heroes who fought and lost their...

Lille 3000 Eldorado: A Year-Long Cultural Extravaganza in the North of France

Once again, the city of Lille, nestled right at the northern tip of France near the Belgian border, is bracing itself for a year of culture with the return of Lille 3000. It all began...

5 Reasons to Visit Château Du Clos Lucé

In the heart of the Loire Valley in Amboise lies the Château du Clos Lucé, the last residence (from 1516 – 1519) of Leonardo da Vinci. Step inside and meet one of the greatest...

Festival of Lights: Don’t Miss the Fête des Lumières in Lyon

The countdown to Lyon's Fête des Lumières has begun and it's set to be a right dazzler. A light show of truly epic proportions, the festival dates back to 1852, when flash floods and...