Autumn in Paris: American Friends of Musée d’Orsay

Each year American Friends of Musée d’Orsay offers a rich program of activities and visits for its members. This yearlong calendar of exclusive activities is capped off by a weekend program and Gala evening...
: 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...
The lovely open square of Saint-Quentin

Hidden History: Explore Aisne in Picardy

Turning my car uphill towards the lofty town of Laon, my immediate reaction is to look up. The town stretches along a narrow limestone ridge that curves in a dramatic horseshoe above the rich farmland of eastern Picardy, and the road...

The Borgias and Their Time at Musée Maillol in Paris

True life is often stranger than fiction, and the story of the Borgias reads like a fast-paced political saga and murder mystery rolled into one, with its morbidly fascinating cast: statesman, Pope, patron of...

Lyon Confluence

When it's completed, Lyon's Confluence project will double the size of the historic center of France's second city—a feat that would be well nigh impossible anywhere else, geographically or logistically. This month the project's...
canoeing in the Dordogne

Things to See and Do in the Dordogne

Canoeing The Dordogne is France’s leading département for recreational canoeing, whatever your age or ability. Visitors can explore the delightful valleys of the Dordogne, Vézère, Isle and Dronne from spring right the way through to the autumn. Cycling Hire bikes and follow cycling...
Henri Fantin-Latour at the Musée du Luxembourg

Henri Fantin-Latour: Painting Silence at the Musée du Luxembourg

Once again the Musée du Luxembourg puts together a marvellous jewel of an exhibition that invites us to discover a chapter of art history we may not be so familiar with. Best known for his exquisite still-lifes and...
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...

Francophile Favourites: An Interview with Writer Marilyn Brouwer

Last week, when I was in Paris, I spoke to Philippe Lobjois for the first time in 48 years. He was one of the two brothers I looked after as an au pair almost...

Mougins Classical Art Museum

Intimate in size, this award-winning museum is just a 15-minute drive from Cannes.