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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...

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...

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...

Strasbourg, the Capital of Christmas

Ready for off-the-charts festive cheer all wrapped up in 10km of twinkling lights? The "Capital of Christmas" is officially open for business. The home of Noël – hence its well-earned moniker – Strasbourg's Christkindelsmärik...

A Winter Wonderland in Le Touquet

Le Touquet – Paris by the sea. If it’s good enough for the Macrons… Just a 2 hr, 30-minute ride from Gare du Nord (pack a snack for the train from L'Etoile, Thierry Marx’s bistro)...

Delicious Dordogne: The Gourmet Book Fair in Périgueux

It’s not only truffles, foie gras and walnuts that are famous in Périgord! Every two years, the Périgueux Salon du Livre Gourmand, in the Dordogne region, pays a mouthwatering tribute to literature and gastronomy -...