Lascaux 4

Inside Lascaux 4: A Full-Size Replica of the Famous Cave

In September 1940, four French teenagers made a unique discovery in the gently rolling countryside bordering the Vézère: a subterranean cave lavishly decorated with paintings 20,000 years old. Even in wartime, word soon spread. Listed as a Historic Monument...

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

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

Not-to-Miss Exhibit: Canaletto at the New Caumont Centre d’Art in Aix-en-Provence

There could be a no more fitting opening exhibition for Aix’s stunning new Caumont Centre d’Art than the eminently aesthetic work of Giovanni Antonio Canal (1697–1768), who’s far better known as Canaletto and widely...

Caillebotte in the Capital

The American Friends Musée d’Orsay has planned two art-filled days in Washington, D.C. (October 1 - 2, 2015). The highlight of the visit will be a private tour of the exhibit Gustave Caillebotte: A Painter’s...
Poullain on Pablo Picasso's Nude with Bouquet of Iris and Square Mirror

The Dream: A Sensational Art Event at the Musée Cantini in Marseille

Why do we dream? Where do dreams come from? Do they live in our mind, our soul, or are they an esoteric bridge to an alternate reality? Artists have forever attempted to render this...
Johannes Vermeer, The Milkmaid

Vermeer at the Louvre: Dispelling the Myth of the “Sphinx of Delft”

Johannes Vermeer produced a relatively limited number of paintings, which only goes to make them all the more precious. He took great care and painstakingly laboured on each minute detail, sometimes driving his patrons to distraction. Vermeer also favoured...

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...

France and Germany Mark Centenary of the Battle of Verdun

It’s been 100 years since the Battle of Verdun, the longest battle in World War One, and one of the most demanding of any military conflict, in which 300,000 soldiers were killed in 300 days...

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...

Molitor’s New Lease of Life

The glamorous heyday, sad demise, and amazing rebirth of Paris's beloved Deco swimming pool.