Paul Signac Sainte-Anne

Art in Paris: Paul Signac at the Musée Jacquemart-André

An innovative artist, when Paul Signac lifted his brush he opened the way for his contemporaries and a new generation of artists such as the Fauves, the Futurists and the abstract painters. In a rare...
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Read the Signs: Rue des Lions in Paris

Once the king of the jungle roamed the Marais JUNGLE FEVER The rue des Lions is a short street in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, at the southern tip of the popular Marais district, edging towards...
Entrance Les Franciscaines

Les Franciscaines: The New Cultural Centre in Deauville

Deauville, Normandy, considered by many Paris’s 21st district, is famous for its beaches, horse races, and cinema festival, but now, thanks to newcomer Les Franciscaines, the seaside resort can also offer some art to...
Musée des Arts Forains bicycle ride in action

All the Fun of the Fair at the Musée des Arts Forains in Paris

Travel back to the fairgrounds of the Belle Époque in this Paris museum Amidst the ivy-covered warehouses of Bercy, in Paris’s 12th arrondissement, you will find the most charming of the world’s funfair museums, the...
The Ragpicker after treatment.

Modern Technology and the Art of Conserving Paintings

This is the second in a series of articles about the art of conserving paintings. Read the first here. He’s a ragpicker, a man who made his living rummaging through trash in the streets of...
Leonardo da Vinci:

Leonardo da Vinci Sparks a Saudi-French Tug-of-War

How did a painting that was recently worth next to nothing find itself at the center of a diplomatic tug-of-war between Saudi Arabia and France? It’s a fascinating tale. At the center of the struggle...
: A bird’s eye view of the ChampsÉ lysé es and l’Arc de Triomphe, set to be transformed by greenery by 2030

Planning for Paris: What’s New in the French Capital

Despite the events of the past year, the City of Light has not stood still during this time. In  fact, conversely, there have been some fairly major changes – and we think you’re going...
Manet's Madame Manet Before and After

The Art of Conserving Paintings

Experts from the Norton Simon and J. Paul Getty museums in California share fascinating details about the conservation of three Édouard Manet paintings  We look at a piece of art and notice the painter’s brush...
Front angle view of redesigned Norton Museum of Art in February 2019

French Art Flourishes at this Florida Museum

The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach celebrates its 80th anniversary, and welcomes a new French director & CEO The Norton Museum of Art, the cultural heart of Palm Beach County, Florida, has...
Stunning view of France

Top Trips for Women in France

When considering where to go and what to do in France your choices add up to an embarrassment of riches. While France is one of the safer countries it’s important when planning a trip...