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...
Installation view of the exhibition Modern French Tapestries at the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1939

Marie Cuttoli’s Bold Revival of the French Tapestry Tradition

For Marie Cuttoli, her fame as an art entrepreneur and work with key modern artists and the traditional tapestry industry started with rugs. In a way, it also ended with rugs as she, according...

Discover a Unesco World Heritage Site in Amiens

Amiens Cathedral For 800 years, Amiens Cathedral has been watching over Picardie’s historic capital. It is a standout landmark on the urban landscape, along with the Auguste Perret belfry and tower, and catches your eye...
Paul Cézanne, Mont Sainte-Victoire

From Turner to Tissot: Must-See Exhibitions in France

Arts correspondent Sylvia Davis selects the newest and most intriguing exhibitions and collections to visit right now Cézanne and the Italians at the Marmottan Although Cézanne never visited Italy, he was strongly influenced from the outset...
Edgar Degas, The Curtain

Degas at the Opéra Virtual Tour

Degas at the Opéra was open for less than two weeks before the Gallery closed, so we have gathered a selection of opportunities to experience the exhibition from home. We hope you enjoy the first show...