Museum Watch: The Musée Rodin Reopens in Paris

Czech-born poet Rainer Maria Rilke, who had worked as Auguste Rodin’s secretary, first told the sculptor about the Hôtel Biron in 1908. “You should see, my dear friend,” he wrote, “this beautiful building and...

Paris: Life and Luxury

A major exhibit at the Getty Museum recreates a day in the life of a fashionable 18th-century Parisian townhouse.

Louvre, Versailles and Musée d’Orsay Will Soon Be Open Every Day

France’s new Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin is taking a bold step for 2015. As announced this week by the Ministry, three of France’s best-loved sites—the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, and the Palace of Versailles—will...
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The French Riviera in Winter

Those who winter in the South of France sojourn in the shadow of greats. The blazing winter sun tempted 19th-century celebrity to the Côte d’Azur: royalty, nobility, artists, authors. Just as café follows déjeuner, the merely wealthy followed the fabulously...

Things to See and Do on the Northern Coast of France

Tour the region by land or sea and discover the many sporting and cultural activities on offer Related articles: Enjoying the High Life on the Northern Coast 12 Nature Experiences on France’s Northern Coast (and Beyond) Where...

The Master’s Inner Sanctum

A temporary exhibit at the lovely little museum in Saint-Germain.

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...
The view over Mucem and the Villa Meditterenée

The Renaissance of Marseille

Since 2013, when Marseille was designated a European Capital of Culture, France’s oldest city has embarked on a revival that continues to gain in momentum. Still undertouristed, now is a great time to visit before the world catches on. Before...

Museum Watch: The New Musée Soulages in Rodez

He remembers being asked, as a teenager, why he was painting using just black. He wanted to depict snow, he said, and the black made the negative space on the white paper look whiter....

The Towns of the Drôme Provençale

The Drôme Provençale’s extraordinary wealth is in its authentic, unspoiled natural beauty, from breathtaking peaks, rivers and gorges to gentle, rolling countryside, all interspersed with charming villages. This is a place to relax, sample the local...