12 Most Iconic Sites in Picardy

This region is rich in historic tributes: from showpiece architecture to memorials to the fallen of both world wars Related articles: Picardy at Peace Things to See and Do in Picardy Where to Stay and...
Carrieres Lumières

Light and Magic in France with Carrières de Lumières

What do you do with a giant cavern? That was the question that vexed the Provençal village of Les Baux-de-Provence. For centuries, giant blocks of white limestone had been extracted from a nearby mountain to...
Installation view of the exhibition Modern French Tapestries at the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1939

Marie Cuttoli’s Bold Revival of the French Tapestry Tradition

For Marie Cuttoli, her fame as an art entrepreneur and work with key modern artists and the traditional tapestry industry started with rugs. In a way, it also ended with rugs as she, according...

La Culture: The Art of War, How Artists Interpret Armed Conflict

Confronted with the most destructive times in history, artists interpret armed conflict through photography, painting, sculpture and film, and also in applied forms depicted in the artefacts of warfare. DEPARDON, MILITARY PHOTOGRAPHER Celebrated photographer Raymond Depardon...

Why it’s a Great Time to Visit Auvers-sur-Oise

Long revered by art lovers for its van Gogh connection, charming Auvers-sur-Oise is busy talking up its Impressionist pedigree – and it’s something worth shouting about. We’re going to go ahead and say it: the...
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...

Autumn in Paris: A Fabulous Fest with American Friends of the Musée d’Orsay

Once again the American Friends of the Musée d’Orsay (AFMO) hit it out of the park with a spectacular weekend full of unparalleled private access to exhibitions and homes, providing rare opportunities for art...

Fondation Louis Vuitton: Paris’s Museum in the Cloud

The glass and steel-clad Fondation Louis Vuitton, which opened in October 2014, sits impressively amid the grasses of the Bois de Boulogne, flanking the Jardin d’Acclimatation, the oldest park in Paris. The Jardin was...

Things to See and Do in the Dordogne Valley

From sports and outdoor activities to culture and history, you need never run out of ideas in the Dordogne Valley Related article: Exploring the Treasures of the Dordogne Valley OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Ballooning: Soar serenely over the châteaux...

Exciting Art News and Exhibitions in France

From relics to prisoners (not to mention a new floating museum in Paris), make out-of-this-world discoveries... Here are some must-see exhibitions in France right now. ART FLOATS Paris’s first floating urban art centre, Fluctuart, has launched...