WWI Centenary: Visit the Musée de la Grande Guerre

A perfect day trip from Paris, the Musée de la Grande Guerre du Pays de Meaux in the Marne offers not just a comprehensive historical overview of the complex enormity of World War 1,...

Art in Paris: From Watteau to Fragonard, les Fêtes Galantes

Critics didn’t quite know how to label the style when 18th-century French painter Antoine Watteau picked up the tradition of idealised pastoral scenes, where Flemish and Venetian painters had left off the previous century....

Not to Miss in Normandy: Palais Bénédictine in Fécamp

It’s a big year in Normandy, as the region commemorates the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (See our comprehensive guide for events and festivities taking place in 2014.) If you’re planning a jaunt...

Notre-Dame de Paris Like You’ve Never Seen Her Before

With an average of 35,000 people passing through her doors every day, Notre-Dame de Paris is one of Europe’s most visited monuments. The landmark cathedral on the Île de la Cité, which survived the...

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

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

New in Champagne: La Maison des Lumières

Following the inspired renovation of a stunning renaissance town house, this new museum is a tribute to illustrious Langres native Denis Diderot, man of letters and editor of the groundbreaking Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des...

Visages: Not to Miss Art Exhibit at the Vieille Charité, Marseille

Metal detector, mobile phones off – not just in silent mode, please, all the way off. D’accord, we get the message... This is no ordinary exhibition. If Marseille was determined not to give up...

Now Open in Provence: Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles

A dazzling new home in the city that so inspired the post-Impressionist artist.

Parisian Walkways: Passage des Panoramas

The oldest covered passageway in Paris is once again an avant-garde destination.

The Master’s Inner Sanctum

A temporary exhibit at the lovely little museum in Saint-Germain.