My Ideal ©Zhang Xiaogang/ Fondation Louis Vuitton

The Collection, A Selection of Chinese Works at Fondation Louis Vuitton

The Louis Vuitton Foundation is dedicating the larger part of the year to the Chinese art scene. It is presenting an exhibition of artists from the mainland, a selection of works by Chinese artists from its collection, as well...

Riviera Sightseeing: 12 Must-See Historic Places on the Côte d’Azur

The Alpes-Maritimes is the second most-visited region of France. Its ritzy backstory renders it awash with cultural sights, several of them once the private villas of the ostentatiously loaded. Even Nice, France’s fifth-largest city, hosts more...
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...

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...

3 Outings for the Whole Family: Weird and Wonderful Exhibitions in Paris

Impress the kids with these weird and wonderful exhibitions! ARTISTS AND ROBOTS A gripping opportunity to experience works of art produced with the help of increasingly sophisticated robots. Featuring pieces by around 40 artists, the exhibition...

Museum Watch: Angkor, The Rise of a Myth

Discover Cambodia's mythical temples through a French explorer's precious objects.
ville de Albi

5 Favourite Cathedral Cities in France

Albi: Gateway to the Tarn The capital of the Tarn, and a UNESCO World Heritage city, Albi is a portal into the world of the Cathars. Indeed, its crowning glory, the Cathédrale Sainte-Cécile, was built to send...

Verdun Memorial: The New Face of War – Fighting, Meuse 1918

We often think of the First World War as having been one long, unchanging tragedy. But in fact the nature of the war changed considerably over the four years it spanned, partly due to...

Holiday Sparkle at the Musée des Arts Forains

A magical Paris museum that’s normally only open for groups and special events will be opening its doors to the general public during the holiday season this year. The Musée des Arts Forains, a...
Edgar Degas, Danseuse assise se massant le pied [detail], 1881-1883 © Musée d'Orsay, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt

Art in Paris: Degas Danse Dessin at the Musée d’Orsay

On the centenary of the death of Edgar Degas, the Musée d’Orsay pays tribute to the master with a unique exhibition charting his 20-year friendship with writer, poet and thinker Paul Valéry. The carefully chosen...