Nicolas de Staël in Provence: capturing the dazzle of southern light

In 1953, when Russian-born artist Nicolas de Stael set up his atelier in Ménerbes, inside a stone house at the edge of a bluff, the fortified village was still an unknown sleepy hamlet. Fueled...

Spotlight on Caravaggio in Paris

Charting Caravaggio’s career from the early days apprenticing in Rome’s most prestigious workshops to his tumultuous relationships with his contemporaries, ‘Caravaggio’s Roman Period’ will offer a rare glimpse of the man behind the art. More...

La Culture: 3 Reasons to Head South

Catch these unique exhibitions in Lyon and Marseille TUAREG The extraordinary Musée des Confluences in Lyon invites visitors to look beyond the 19th-century clichés of the mythical Tuareg people – the dunes and camel caravans –...

30 Years in 30 Photos at the Mémorial de Caen

To mark its milestone 30th anniversary, the Mémorial de Caen in Normandy has teamed up with the World Press Photo Foundation to present 30 photographs capturing pivotal events of the past three decades. Set to...

Nausicaá and the Beating Heart of Boulonnais

Making a beeline for Nausicaá, Boulogne’s aquatic showstopper, Rhiannon Rees ends up discovering a deeply historic area tied to Britain and the sea To some, Boulonnais is a mark on the map, a vague belt...

5 Things We Love about Limousin, France’s Rural Heartland

Cows may outnumber humans in this vast region of rolling fields, undulating landscapes and luscious lakes, but there is far more to France's rural heartland than meets the eye... TIMELESS BEAUTY From Collonges-la-Rouge's mosaic of listed...

2600 years of History along the Coast and Banks of Cap d’Agde Méditerranée

Start your tour 2600 years ago with the Phocaean trading post and harbour of Agde. This history can best be evoked at the Ephebe’s museum. With the abundant collection of antique shipment goods, bronze...

Unmissable Events, Exhibitions and Must-Visit Monuments this Summer

Stumped for things to do cet été? Here is our round-up of unmissable events, exhibitions and must-visit monuments to keep you (and the brood) busy all summer long. SKEDANOZ The ethereal light and sound show is set...

Things to See and Do in Calvados

Explore the département’s history, heritage, museums, festivals and outdoor activities Related articles: Calvados in Normandy: Tales from the Parisian Riviera Not-to-Miss Remembrance Sites in Calvados, Normandy HERITAGE AND CULTURE As the birthplace of William the Conqueror, Calvados is...

New Things to See and Do in Paris

However often you visit, there is always something new going on in the City of Light Related articles: The Best of the New in Paris 12 Fashionable Cocktail Bars in Paris SHOPPING Centre Commercial, Rue Madame Riding on the...