Secret Provence: Exploring the Drôme Provençale in the South of France

Night was falling quickly and, having just navigated the breathtaking, and breathtakingly treacherous, roads over Provence’s jagged Mont Ventoux, I was anxious to reach our destination before dark. Not until the GPS announced two kilometres ahead did tiny Montaulieu appear, a hilltop...

Rodin, Picasso and More: 5 Must-See Shows in France this Summer

The Rodin centenary is the engine behind some of this year’s unmissable exhibitions... Rodin, The Centenary The flagship exhibition of the year at the Grand Palais is paying homage to France’s most revered sculptor, exploring the dreams and...

France Holiday Ideas: The Charms of Langres in Champagne-Ardenne

This charming fortified hilltop town in the Haute-Marne department of the Champagne-Ardenne has ancient history and modern thrills in equal abundance. Here's what we love. ACTION-PACKED SUMMER Langres boasts a packed – and eclectic– summer calendar; and this...

A Pilgrimage in The Name of Art: The Tapestries of Dom Robert

I first learned about the Dom Robert tapestries from an article published in France Today (January 2017). Whilst reading, I was swept away by the dynamic images of the tapestries, instantly drawn in by this...

Shows to See Now in France: 3 Ways with Remembrance

A pause to learn, reflect and pay homage to those who made the ultimate sacrifice France-Germany, 1870-1871 A conflict overshadowed by the two World Wars, the Franco-Prussian war remains an obscure topic to an international audience, and even to the...

Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style at the VMFA in Richmond

Prepare to be dazzled by this comprehensive exhibit of works by iconic fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. On display are over 100 exquisite garments from his haute couture and ready-to-wear lines, as well as...

A New Renaissance: Contemporary Art in the Loire Valley

“Je tourne en rond” – I’m going round in circles – tease the words above the entrance. You don’t say… The cheeky doodle of an arrow looping on itself underneath twists the knife just enough. After meandering in vain...

What’s on Now in France: Nantes Museum Reopens

The famous Musée des Beaux-Arts in the beautiful and dynamic city of Nantes reopens on June 23 as the Musée d’Arts de Nantes after six years of extensive renovations. The total exhibition area of the much-loved...

A Trip to the Historic Towns of Orange and Arles in Provence

It's a warm Provence morning in early August and the historic streets of Orange in Vaucluse are already buzzing with the promise of tonight’s major cultural offering. Television crews amble around outside the magnificent open-air Roman theatre, the Théâtre...

Art in Aix: Sisley Retrospective in Provence

Culturespaces and the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, have co-organised this monographic exhibition devoted to the Impressionist painter Alfred Sisley, held at the elegant Caumont Centre d’Art in Aix-en-Provence. As if you needed an excuse to visit...