2020: Art and Creation in a Pandemic World

In a follow-up to her article on "The Art of Survival", Chloe Govan says artistic struggles are not confined to the past, of course. What more appropriate time for a resurgence of adversity art...

Virtual Tourism: France at your Fingertips

For frustrated Francophiles unable to visit France is there any joy to be found in the much-hyped world of virtual travel? Guy Hibbert investigates For the last decade we travellers have been taking advantage of...

‘Edward Hopper in Paris’ at The Phillips Collection

Works from Edward Hopper’s early years in Paris are now on display in Washington Celebrated American artist Edward Hopper (1882-1967) was only 24 years old when he first visited Paris. In 1906 he stayed there...
Henri Matisse, La Blouse roumaine, 1940 at Centre Pompidou

‘Matisse, An Open Book’ at Centre Pompidou in Paris

Marking 151 years since the birth of Henri Matisse, the Centre Pompidou in Paris is paying homage with its flagship exhibition ‘Matisse, comme un roman’ (‘Matisse, like a novel’). More than 230 works and...
Pablo Picasso in 'La Californie'

Les Demoiselles d’Avignon: Jacqueline Dürrbach’s Translation on Tapestry

If you’re a Picasso fan, seeing his painting Les Demoiselles d’Avignon is key. The nude prostitutes have angular and disjointed body parts, two have African mask-life features and the painting’s perspective is a flat...

12 Essential Visits in Tarn-et-Garonne

Our choice of must-see villages, buildings and other places of interest Related article: Great Destinations: The Waterways of Tarn-et-Garonne Auvillar This village above the Garonne, famous for its circular covered market place, is classified among the Plus...
The Underground City of Naours

Have You Heard of the Underground City of Naours?

Unexpected, Mysterious, Full of History... Visit an Incredible Underground World... The underground city of Naours is recognised as one of the largest tunnel networks in Northern France. Initially dug as quarries into the limestone of...
Château de Noirmoutier

12 Things to Do at Île de Noirmoutier in the Vendée

Twelve Outstanding Experiences Not to Miss on the Île de Noirmoutier Related article: The Lure of La Vendée in Pays de la Loire Château de Noirmoutier Dominating the skyline of Noirmoutier-en-l’Île is the 20-metre-high keep of this...
Carrieres Lumières

Light and Magic in France with Carrières de Lumières

What do you do with a giant cavern? That was the question that vexed the Provençal village of Les Baux-de-Provence. For centuries, giant blocks of white limestone had been extracted from a nearby mountain to...
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens,

A Taste of France in DC: The Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

Discover this superb collection of French art, antiques and jewelry at Marjorie Merriweather Post’s gracious estate in Washington D.C. Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887-1973) was passionate about French art and culture, and her personal collection demonstrates...