City Breaks in France: Nîmes

With the city on the brink of UNESCO World Heritage status, Guy Hibbert suggests you get there early to beat the crowds... When the Romans conquered Gaul it was the well-known source of spring water...
Pointe aux Canons Lighthouse, Saint-Pierre

Saint Pierre and Miquelon: France Far-off, France Forever

Fog-ridden. Weather-beaten. A treeless outcrop crusted with the spit of the sea. This seems to be the standard first impression of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, a tiny cluster of French islands tucked beneath the vastness...

Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque: Washington DC

In a special exhibition opening on February 4, The Phillips Collection in Washington presents an extraordinary selection of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s  iconic and rare printed works from nearly the entire period of his lithographic...

12 Most Iconic Châteaux of Île-de-France

You can’t move for châteaux in this historic region: from a pied-à-terre fit for a king to a Modernist masterpiece. Related article: Great Destinations: Île-de-France, Haunt of Kings and Artists CHÂTEAU DE MALMAISON Along with the...
Abbaye Saint-Georges de Boscherville

Travel in Normandy: Treasures of the Seine Valley

When you think of Normandy, do you think of the D-Day landing beaches and Mont Saint Michel? Or perhaps Rouen’s gothic cathedral, the Bayeux tapestry, Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny and the picturesque port...

Time Travel in Lodève: The Renaissance of a Superb Archeological Museum

The town of Lodève, in southern France’s beautiful Hérault département, has long been known for the richness of its science and archaeology museum, and the quality of the temporary exhibitions held here. After four long years...

Museum Watch: Musée des Confluences, Lyon

Looking as if it’s ready to set sail on an expedition through time, the futuristic Musée des Confluences commandeers the exact spot in Lyon where the waters of the Rhône meet those of the...

Parisian Walkways: Passage des Panoramas

The oldest covered passageway in Paris is once again an avant-garde destination.

French Holiday Ideas: The Heritage of Mougins

From ancient history to contemporary culture this picturesque village just 15 minutes from Cannes offers a surprisingly rich cultural banquet MUSEUMS First stop should be the remarkable Musée d’Art Classique et Moderne. Arriving at a medieval townhouse in the old...
Lyon Fabric Museum

Lyon’s World-Class Fabric Museum

France’s third largest city is known as the gastronomic capital of France. But Lyon is also home to rich cultural heritage preserved in its excellent museums. Le Musée des Tissus (The Fabric Museum) is...