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The Iconic Sites of Alsace: Not-to-Miss Museums, Villages & More

Alsace has long been a crossroads of Europe, and over time has seen all the triumph and tragedy of European history. A flourishing centre for trade situated along a strategic continental waterway, it developed fabulous...
Turban ornament at the Grand Palais

La Culture: 5 Must-See Shows in France This Spring

Des grands Moghols aux Maharajas – Paris Invaluable historical pieces: diamonds, gems, jewels and precious objects, as well as original works from the Mughal period to the present day. 29 March – 5 June. Website: www.grandpalais.fr Los Angeles, Une Fiction – Lyon This show presents...

Great Destinations in France: A World of New Adventure in Alsace

It's a part of France that is unlike any other (not least because it hasn't always been a part of France.) Much of the culture is distinctly German, and the influence of the Swiss...
The Gallery of the Maison La Roche

Le Corbusier Foundation: A Must-Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site in Paris

Did you know that in Paris it’s possible to visit a Le Corbusier building, newly classified in 2016 as a UNESCO World Heritage site? Tucked away among the golden 19th century facades of the tony...

The Reopening of the Franco-American Museum

During the First World War, 350 American women – all volunteers – left comfortable lives in the United States to help the war-ravaged civilian population in Picardy, in northeastern France. The dynamic leader of this effort...
Johannes Vermeer, The Milkmaid

Vermeer at the Louvre: Dispelling the Myth of the “Sphinx of Delft”

Johannes Vermeer produced a relatively limited number of paintings, which only goes to make them all the more precious. He took great care and painstakingly laboured on each minute detail, sometimes driving his patrons to distraction. Vermeer also favoured...
Shoppers in the Galerie Véro-Dodat

Parisian Walkways: Galerie Véro-Dodat, An Historic Covered Passage

The passage couvert, these glass-roofed shopping arcades which flourished in early 19th-century Paris, owed their success in part to a promise inherent in their architecture – the capacity to transport their visitors to another place. In the 1800s, a passage...

Château de Candé, Wedding Venue of Wallis Simpson & Former British King Edward VIII

The high-profile châteaux of the Loire Valley are famous the world over for their fairytale exteriors, lavish art collections and glorious gardens. But for every big-name castle like Chenonceau and Chambord, there are dozens of smaller but equally enchanting properties tucked...

From Cartier-Bresson to Contemporary PhotoFairs: San Francisco Photography

Looking at Henri Cartier-Bresson’s black and white photographs at the Leica Store Gallery exhibit, it’s clear that he put the “instant” in Instagram. There’s a man leaping into a water puddle the instant before...

Holiday Ideas: The Heritage of Calvados

In the heart of Normandy, the department of Calvados boasts some of France’s most enchanting coastline and a host of medieval treasures. Here is our pick of the best. BAYEUX Bayeux is famous for its deceptively named ‘tapestry’ (which...