Musée Picasso Paris

Book Review: Musée Picasso Paris by Anne Baldassari

Anne Baldassari, former President of the Musée Picasso Paris, presents this comprehensive volume covering all aspects of Picasso’s artistic career, from self-portraits to sculpture to photography, as well as an extensive chronology of his...
Musée Tapisserie de Bayeux © S.Maurice - Bayeux Museum

Explore the Bayeux Tapestry Online

The Bayeux Tapestry is one of the great treasures of France. Recognised by UNESCO, this monumental work illustrates the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England in 1066. Not only does the...

Normandy Travel: 10 Reasons to Visit La Baie du Cotentin

La Baie du Cotentin, at the heart of the Cotentin Marshes Regional Natural Park in La Manche, is a land brimming with abundant nature and history, and most famously it was home to the...

Did You Know? Art Facts on Napoleon, Renoir, and More

My Kingdom for a Donkey When the King of Spain commissioned an equestrian portrait of his ally Napoleon from painter Jacques-Louis David, Napoleon told the artist to paint him looking calm and riding a spirited...

What to See and Do in Vaucluse

From arts to architecture and food to music, there is something for everyone in this stunning département Related article: Vaucluse, The Beating Heart of Provence APT La Maison du Fruit Confit See how this deeply-Provençal delicacy, a favourite...

In the Footsteps of Gentleman Thief Arsène Lupin

This quiet Normandy seaside town once played host to a Belle-Époque burglar and a wily young detective. Chloe Govan introduces us to France’s answer to Sherlock Holmes... It’s the land that time forgot. Étretat, all...

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...