5 Must-See Expos for Summer in France

Chagall, Lissitzky, Malévitch The Pompidou Paris offers a great chance to discover a wide-angle view of Soviet modern art following the First World War. 'A hundred years ago,' writes the exhibition's curator Angela Lamp 'Marc Chagall was appointed commissar for fine art for the city of Vitebsk, today in...

Not-to-Miss Remembrance Sites in Calvados, Normandy

Our selection of some of the more important museums and cemeteries in the département. Related article: Calvados in Normandy, Tales from the Parisian Riviera CAEN MEMORIAL A strategic target for Allied forces, Caen was nearly reduced to...

Showing in Paris: Kupka, Abstract Pioneer at the Grand Palais

For every well-known, well-loved artist is one waiting in the wings. Such is the case with František Kupka (1871-1957), a Czech painter who spent most of his creative life in Paris. Hailed as one...

My Meudon: Explore the Town Just Outside Paris

I am an American who has lived in France for many years as a naturalized citizen. I would like to tell you about my hometown called Meudon-- situated 15 minutes on the RER C...

The Best of the New in Paris

Paris is a city in constant flux, says Jennifer Ladonne. There are new shops, restaurants and bars opening all the time, not to mention concert halls, museums and art galleries... Whether you’re a regular visitor...

Calvados in Normandy: Tales from the Parisian Riviera

Famous for its cider and its eponymously named eau-de-vie, this is William the Conqueror’s birthplace and where the Allies landed in 1944. Marion Sauvebois discovers a département where the locals have become the self-appointed...

Essoyes, Summer Home of the Renoirs, Welcomes Visitors

For the people of Essoyes, a village in southern Champagne, the Year of Renoir, which was celebrated last year, capped years of planning, hard work, and determined effort that culminated in the opening of...

La Culture: 3 Ways to Discover Picasso Right Now in France

There is so much still to discover about the fascinating work of this prolific artist. Here, a trio of stand-out exhibitions dedicated to Pablo Picasso at three different venues in France. GUERNICA Following the 80th anniversary...

Three Cheers for Calvados: Discover the New Calvados Experience in Normandy

Marion Sauvebois sneaks a peek at the shiny new Calvados Experience, the first centre dedicated to Normandy’s tipple of choice “Not what you imagined?” grins Marie-Anne Saloux, one of the masterminds behind the Calvados Experience,...

La Culture: Modern Couples at Centre Pompidou-Metz

What does it mean to be a 'creative couple'? When working in tandem, who should the birth of a masterpiece be attributed to? Dedicated to iconic duos such as Pablo Picasso and Dora Maar...