Go for a Museum Hop in France from the Comfort of Your Home

When the universe scuppers your travel plans, just go on an armchair tour of the best of France! Spending more time at home also means that the things that usually demand our immediate attention...

La Culture: Art News and Must-See Exhibits in Lille, Picardy, Paris

Mediterranean Reverie In the 1880s, artists flocked to the Mediterranean and plunged into a magical new approach to light and colour. Now you can lose yourself inside a different paradise, seen through the eyes of...

JR’s Digital Mural Tells the Moving San Francisco Story

To say that French artist JR’s Chronicles of San Francisco mural is moving is an understatement. It actually moves. Not only does each person in the mural move, but the mural itself continuously scrolls...

Madame’s Collection: Helena Rubinstein at the Musée du Quai Branly

Cosmetics mogul Helena Rubinstein was as intuitive an art collector as she was a savvy entrepreneur. Her pioneering role in the recognition of art from Africa and Oceania helped elevate such works from being considered...

Degas at the Opéra at the National Gallery of Art in Washington

Over 100 works by the celebrated artist are now on view in Washington D.C. through July 5, 2020 Edgar Degas (1834-1917), one of the most beloved French artists, was passionate about everything at the Paris...

Wealthy, Scandalous and Powerful: The Patrons of Paris

Marie-Laure de Noailles and Natalie Clifford Barney were both famed for their patronage of the arts but, as Lanie Goodman writes, even within the context of early 20th-century Paris, they were also notorious for...

A Visit to Valrhona’s Irresistible Cité du Chocolat

Gillian and the Chocolate Factory... Correspondent Gillian Thornton throws calories to the wind at Valrhona’s discovery centre France has never been coy about its love affair with the cacao bean. Every town seems to have...

Commemorating the Fallen: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has been toiling tirelessly in the shadows since the First World War. At long last, its incredible restoration work is being thrust into the spotlight at a new visitor...

The Louvre-Lens, France’s 3rd Most Visited Provincial Museum

How a former coal pit was transformed into France’s third most-visited provincial museum For nearly three centuries, the Pas-de-Calais Mining Basin was home to an industry so important it employed hundreds of thousands of people...

La Culture: The Art of War, How Artists Interpret Armed Conflict

Confronted with the most destructive times in history, artists interpret armed conflict through photography, painting, sculpture and film, and also in applied forms depicted in the artefacts of warfare. DEPARDON, MILITARY PHOTOGRAPHER Celebrated photographer Raymond Depardon...