My France Favourites: Hazel Smith

France Today magazine is proud to have an expert team of contributors, whose knowledge of France is vast and inspiring. In a series of interviews highlighting “France Favourites,” we shine the spotlight on our team....

Things to See and Do in the Rhône-Alpes

Unmissable events for your diary, sites to explore, plus art, sports and culture Related article: Beyond the Mountains in the Rhône-Alpes MUSEUMS & BUILDINGS The Traboules of Lyon Lyon has more than 500 covered passageways, galleries, courtyards and...

City Breaks in France: Nîmes

With the city on the brink of UNESCO World Heritage status, Guy Hibbert suggests you get there early to beat the crowds... When the Romans conquered Gaul it was the well-known source of spring water...

The Vallée du Loir: The Other Loir is a Well-Kept Travel Secret in France

The lesser-known cousin of the Loire Valley, the well-kept secret that is the Vallée du Loir, certainly packs an incredible and diverse punch, as Marion Sauvebois discovered "The gardens of the Prieuré de Vauboin are...

Art and Culture Exhibits in France: 3 Rendezvous with Time Travel

Turn back the clock this winter... NAPOLEON: IMAGES OF THE LEGEND Showcasing paintings, sculptures and furniture from Versailles’s extensive collection the exhibition Napoleon: Images of the Legend at the Musée des Beaux-Arts of Arras lifts...
Edgar Degas, Danseuse assise se massant le pied [detail], 1881-1883 © Musée d'Orsay, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt

Art in Paris: Degas Danse Dessin at the Musée d’Orsay

On the centenary of the death of Edgar Degas, the Musée d’Orsay pays tribute to the master with a unique exhibition charting his 20-year friendship with writer, poet and thinker Paul Valéry. The carefully chosen...

Parisian Walkways: Rue Véron, A Quieter Part of Montmartre

Back in 1929, Édith Piaf was still known as Édith Giovanna Gassion. Then 14 years old, the future chanteuse spent her days following her father around France with his touring acrobatic act. But La...
Paul Signac portrait of M. Félix Fénéon, 1890 ©The Museum of Modern Art, New York Gift of M. et Mme David Rockefeller, 1991

5 Must-See Expos in France: This Winter’s Best Exhibitions for Art Lovers

  Être Moderne More than 200 masterpieces from the MoMA New York have landed at Paris’s Fondation Vuitton. The exceptional exhibition charts the evolution of the museum’s iconic collection since it was founded in 1929, and...

Newly Minted: A New Life for La Monnaie de Paris

After a six-year makeover, the Monnaie de Paris has reopened its doors as a culture hub complete with its own Michelin-starred restaurant courtesy of Guy Savoy, and cutting-edge art space. Founded in 864, La...

City Breaks in France: Lille

Lille, in many ways, is reminiscent of Paris. Yet, unsurprisingly, given its location in the far north of France, it has a good dash of Flemish influence. Some of its distinctive architecture is really...