Anne Valerie Hash Decrayonner collection

3 Fall Exhibitions in France for Fashionistas

To celebrate French style, we picked three couture events to inspire your sartorial explorations this autumn… AT YOUR FEET Shoes reveal a lot about our personality and our history. The Musée des Confluences in Lyon takes us on a journey of discovery across...

Mapplethorpe-Rodin at the Musée Rodin, Paris

What does the 20th-century, gay, New York City-based photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe, have in common with Auguste Rodin, the 19th-century French sculptor and Lothario? Not much, on the surface. Except that when you visit this...

The Hospices de Beaune and Burgundy’s Famous Wine Auction

Don't miss the event of the year in Burgundy in November.
Turner, Beach at Calais

La Culture: Top Summer Picks Selected by France Today’s Arts Correspondent

Picasso, A Genius without a Pedestal 270 works by Picasso from the point of view of the artist looking for inspiration. The exhibit draws the visitor into the world of music, the circus, bullfighting, and the artist’s many travels. Until 29 August...

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...

Art in Paris: In the Time of Klimt, The Vienna Secession

Gustav Klimt was once one of a class of young artists who dutifully painted to strict academic standards for a class of rich patrons who were firmly embedded in the upper echelons of the...
French drawings at the Getty Center

Now at The Getty: The Romance of Black in 19th Century French Drawings

At the height of the Industrial Revolution in the mid 19th century, artists in France began depicting shadowy, often nocturnal or twilight scenes in which forms appear to emerge and sink back into the darkness....
Adam and Eve Expelled From Paradise

Fall in Love with Chagall: A “Must-See” Museum in Nice

I recently visited the breathtaking Chagall Museum in Nice for the second time in my life, and once again I have fallen madly and truly in love with this artist and his deeply personal...
Shoppers in the Galerie Véro-Dodat

Parisian Walkways: Galerie Véro-Dodat, An Historic Covered Passage

The passage couvert, these glass-roofed shopping arcades which flourished in early 19th-century Paris, owed their success in part to a promise inherent in their architecture – the capacity to transport their visitors to another place. In the 1800s, a passage...

Reviewed: Gods and Heroes, the Catalogue from Paris’s École des Beaux-Arts

This glossy catalogue of paintings, drawings and sculptures from Paris’s École des Beaux-Arts examines its fundamental influence upon Western art during the late 17th, 18th and 19th century. It provides a comprehensive overview of...