Art and Culture: 5 Must-See Exhibitions to See in Paris Now

This autumn’s best exhibitions for art lovers and fashionistas Rubens, Princely Portraits A scholar recognised for his talent as a court artist, Rubens became a favourite with European royals. A regal gambol through his most iconic...

Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor at The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena

This fall, the Norton Simon Museum presents “Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor”. Edgar Degas, renowned for his impressionist paintings, was also a groundbreaking sculptor. He enjoyed capturing female dancers and experimented with unusual angles...

Things to See and Do in Île-de-France

Not-to-be-missed events, historic sites to explore, plus arts, culture and plenty for the family to enjoy Related articles: Great Destinations: Île-de-France, Haunt of Kings and Artists 12 Most Iconic Châteaux of Île-de-France Where to Stay...

A New WWI Memorial at Hartmannswillerkopf

The peak of Hartmannswillerkopf in the Vosges was the stage of some of the most brutal clashes between German and French forces during WWI, earning it the grisly moniker of ‘man-eating mountain’. The summit...

Art in Paris: The Alchemy of Gauguin at the Grand Palais

As one of the major artists of the 19th century and pioneer of modern art, Paul Gauguin needs no introduction. Or does he? There is much yet to discover about his technique and aesthetic. Gauguin...

Picardy at Peace

A frequent battleground through the centuries, modern Picardy combines tranquil countryside, historic towns and unique heritage. Gillian Thornton explores this fascinating region. Early morning in the historic heart of Amiens and from my hotel room...

Renoir and Friends: Luncheon of the Boating Party at the Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s celebrated painting “Luncheon of the Boating Party” serves as the centrepiece for this charming exhibit, a compilation of over 40 works by the artist and his contemporaries. The setting for many of these...

10 Reasons to Visit Alpes de Haute-Provence

Bathed in sunshine 300 days a year and criss-crossed by lavender fields, the home of France’s own ‘Grand Canyon’ is an enchanting getaway... LAVENDER GALORE Perched 500m above sea level, the Valensole plateau is without a...

Autumn in Paris: A Fabulous Fest with American Friends of the Musée d’Orsay

Once again the American Friends of the Musée d’Orsay (AFMO) hit it out of the park with a spectacular weekend full of unparalleled private access to exhibitions and homes, providing rare opportunities for art...

12 Most Iconic Châteaux of Île-de-France

You can’t move for châteaux in this historic region: from a pied-à-terre fit for a king to a Modernist masterpiece. Related article: Great Destinations: Île-de-France, Haunt of Kings and Artists CHÂTEAU DE MALMAISON Along with the...