Henri Matisse, La Blouse roumaine, 1940 at Centre Pompidou

‘Matisse, An Open Book’ at Centre Pompidou in Paris

Marking 151 years since the birth of Henri Matisse, the Centre Pompidou in Paris is paying homage with its flagship exhibition ‘Matisse, comme un roman’ (‘Matisse, like a novel’). More than 230 works and...
Pablo Picasso in 'La Californie'

Les Demoiselles d’Avignon: Jacqueline Dürrbach’s Translation on Tapestry

If you’re a Picasso fan, seeing his painting Les Demoiselles d’Avignon is key. The nude prostitutes have angular and disjointed body parts, two have African mask-life features and the painting’s perspective is a flat...

12 Essential Visits in Tarn-et-Garonne

Our choice of must-see villages, buildings and other places of interest Related article: Great Destinations: The Waterways of Tarn-et-Garonne Auvillar This village above the Garonne, famous for its circular covered market place, is classified among the Plus...
Château de Noirmoutier

12 Things to Do at Île de Noirmoutier in the Vendée

Twelve Outstanding Experiences Not to Miss on the Île de Noirmoutier Related article: The Lure of La Vendée in Pays de la Loire Château de Noirmoutier Dominating the skyline of Noirmoutier-en-l’Île is the 20-metre-high keep of this...
Carrieres Lumières

Light and Magic in France with Carrières de Lumières

What do you do with a giant cavern? That was the question that vexed the Provençal village of Les Baux-de-Provence. For centuries, giant blocks of white limestone had been extracted from a nearby mountain to...
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens,

A Taste of France in DC: The Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

Discover this superb collection of French art, antiques and jewelry at Marjorie Merriweather Post’s gracious estate in Washington D.C. Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887-1973) was passionate about French art and culture, and her personal collection demonstrates...
Installation view of the exhibition Modern French Tapestries at the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1939

Marie Cuttoli’s Bold Revival of the French Tapestry Tradition

For Marie Cuttoli, her fame as an art entrepreneur and work with key modern artists and the traditional tapestry industry started with rugs. In a way, it also ended with rugs as she, according...

Discover a Unesco World Heritage Site in Amiens

Amiens Cathedral For 800 years, Amiens Cathedral has been watching over Picardie’s historic capital. It is a standout landmark on the urban landscape, along with the Auguste Perret belfry and tower, and catches your eye...
Paul Cézanne, Mont Sainte-Victoire

From Turner to Tissot: Must-See Exhibitions in France

Arts correspondent Sylvia Davis selects the newest and most intriguing exhibitions and collections to visit right now Cézanne and the Italians at the Marmottan Although Cézanne never visited Italy, he was strongly influenced from the outset...

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...