Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte

Before Versailles: Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Vaux-le-Vicomte, 45km from Paris in Seine-et-Marne, is one of the most important privately-owned châteaux in France. It is the home of the De Vogüé family, who opened it to the public in 1968 as a way of...
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...

Le Grand Atelier du Midi

The flagship event of the Marseille-Provence European Capital of Culture year.

Discover the Château d’Oiron: Off the Beaten Path in France

Imagine a Renaissance castle, surrounded by fields carpeted with purple cyclamen, completely empty and yours for exploring. This is what you’ll find at the Château d’Oiron, 16th century castle straight out of a French fairytale....

Things to See and Do in Calvados

Explore the département’s history, heritage, museums, festivals and outdoor activities Related articles: Calvados in Normandy: Tales from the Parisian Riviera Not-to-Miss Remembrance Sites in Calvados, Normandy HERITAGE AND CULTURE As the birthplace of William the Conqueror, Calvados is...

What’s On in Paris: Bill Viola at the Grand Palais

Immerse yourself in visual installations by the world's most famous video artist.

Explore the Battlefields of World War I

The Remembrance sites of The Western Front 14-18 welcome visitors from all countries of the world and are open all year round. There is no charge to visit cemeteries and memorials across the five...

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...

The Best Paris Museum Restaurants

Print out the Pocket List and bring it with you! A few are ultra-trendy and wildly expensive, some—and not necessarily the same ones—offer surprisingly good food, and some turn up in the most unexpected places,...

A New Graphic Arts Wing at the Domaine de Chantilly

On March 24 the Domaine de Chantilly inaugurated its highly anticipated graphic arts wing. Five rooms have been restored to form the setting of ambitious exhibitions drawn from the outstanding collections of drawings, prints and photographs...