Gardens, Grapes and Gastronomy: A Trip to Bourges and the Berry

Whatever age you live in and whatever your line of work, it rarely pays to upstage the boss. Ask anyone in Bourges, third largest town in the Centre region and a great base for exploring the south-east corner of the ancient...
Abbaye Saint-Georges de Boscherville

Travel in Normandy: Treasures of the Seine Valley

When you think of Normandy, do you think of the D-Day landing beaches and Mont Saint Michel? Or perhaps Rouen’s gothic cathedral, the Bayeux tapestry, Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny and the picturesque port...

Art and Culture in France: What Exhibits to See this Season

Sisley, The Master of Impressionism A great reason to head to Aix-en-Provence is to catch the monographic show featuring more than 60 of Sisley’s delicate works, some which have been rarely exhibited in public. June 10 to October 15. Website: www.caumont-centredart.com Body in Motion at...

Château de Saint Mesmin: Step into the Middle Ages in the Deux-Sèvres

In the springtime, the fields of the Deux-Sèvres in western France are a dazzling patchwork of lush green and brilliant yellow colza. Follow a narrow country lane over a bridge—this little Sevreau stream actually...

Great Travel Destinations: Martinique, Island of Queens

By 1763, the French had lost the Seven Years’ War, and it was time for the British to make their territorial claims in the New World. They had two real options: they could claim Canada, where France still ruled vast...

3 Ways with Photography: Not-to-Miss Exhibitions this Spring in Paris

We focus in on the work of the world’s most skilled photographers... Here's a trio of exciting photography exhibitions currently taking place in Paris. Eli Lotar at the Jeu de Paume  After his arrival in France in 1924 Eli...

The Ardèche: Gallery [email protected] has Opened its Doors to the Public

A unique opportunity to enjoy local culture, arts, editions & nature in the south of the Ardèche. Gallery [email protected] was created in 2013 with the intention to shed more light on local artists and authors. A must-visit...
ville de Albi

5 Favourite Cathedral Cities in France

Albi: Gateway to the Tarn The capital of the Tarn, and a UNESCO World Heritage city, Albi is a portal into the world of the Cathars. Indeed, its crowning glory, the Cathédrale Sainte-Cécile, was built to send...

A New Graphic Arts Wing at the Domaine de Chantilly

On March 24 the Domaine de Chantilly inaugurated its highly anticipated graphic arts wing. Five rooms have been restored to form the setting of ambitious exhibitions drawn from the outstanding collections of drawings, prints and photographs...
Lascaux 4

Inside Lascaux 4: A Full-Size Replica of the Famous Cave

In September 1940, four French teenagers made a unique discovery in the gently rolling countryside bordering the Vézère: a subterranean cave lavishly decorated with paintings 20,000 years old. Even in wartime, word soon spread. Listed as a Historic Monument...