La Culture: Delacroix 1798-1863 at the Louvre

If ever there was an image that captured an allegory of a nation, it is Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix. Her energy is striking – marching forward over the bodies of the...

City Focus: Rennes in Brittany

Many a French city has surprised me over the years, most of them in a good way, but Rennes has so far been the only one to make me feel guilty. I hadn’t walked...

The Buzz in Paris: Atelier Des Lumières

Following the success of the extraordinary multimedia shows at Carrières de Lumières in Provence, which attracts more than 600,000 visitors every year in the picturesque village of Les Baux-de-Provence, the exciting concept has arrived...

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...

Things to See and Do in the Berry Province of France

Villages and countryside to explore, family attractions, art, architecture and festivals Related articles: Great Travel Destinations: Le Berry, The Green Heart of France The 12 Most Iconic Sites of The Berry Where to Stay and...

Now Open in the Marais District: Lafayette Anticipations

On March 10, the forward-looking Lafayette Anticipations art centre opened its doors in the Marais district of Paris. A much-talked-about project of the Galeries Lafayette Foundation, the art space set the tone with the...

Picasso, Imaginary Voyages: Must-See Exhibit in Marseille

Picasso’s travels were not as extensive as you might imagine. But with his insatiable curiosity he embraced the world. His friends – mostly artists, writers and intellectuals – fed this thirst to learn about...

Great Travel Destinations: Auvergne, France’s Wild Child

Auvergne is untamed and rugged – a region of forests, mountains, remote farmland and dormant volcanoes, but it also has urban sophistication and culture. Dominic Bliss provides a fascinating perspective on this unique place Sooner...

La Culture: 5 Must-See Art Exhibitions in France This Spring

Mark your calendars for these unmissable rendezvous with art, history, beauty, and incalculable riches. Mary Cassatt, An American Impressionist in Paris Accomplished portrait artist Mary Cassatt lived nearly 60 years in France. The first retrospective in...

The 12 Most Iconic Sites of The Berry

The places you really should see while you are in this remarkable region of central France. Related article: Le Berry, The Green Heart of France BOURGES A UNESCO-listed cathedral, medieval city and tranquil marshland area make the...