8 Things to See and Do in Monaco

Don’t miss the cutting-edge exhibitions at the Villa Paloma, the Principality’s contemporary art museum housed in a pristine, white Belle Époque villa perched on a cliff beside the botanical gardens. Down by the Larvotto...
Edgar Degas, The Curtain

Degas at the Opéra Virtual Tour

Degas at the Opéra was open for less than two weeks before the Gallery closed, so we have gathered a selection of opportunities to experience the exhibition from home. We hope you enjoy the first show...

A New Renaissance: Contemporary Art in the Loire Valley

“Je tourne en rond” – I’m going round in circles – tease the words above the entrance. You don’t say… The cheeky doodle of an arrow looping on itself underneath twists the knife just enough. After meandering in vain...

10 Reasons to Visit the Pays de la Loire Region of France

Nestling off the Atlantic coast and once a linchpin of the Duchy of Brittany, the Pays de la Loire is a smorgasbord of vineyards, swanky seaside resorts, historic nooks and offbeat attractions LA BAULE Once the...

To the Moon and Back at the Grand Palais in Paris

Fifty years since man first set foot on the moon, The Grand Palais will celebrate the milestone with a bumper exhibition, exploring our enduring fascination with the celestial body. Divided into five distinct sections, it...

Spray It, Don’t Say It: Altearah Emotive Cosmetics

What colour is joy, and how does it smell? Those of us lacking in the synaesthesia department might be scratching our heads, but fear not! The France Today team has been blessed with the...

The Bridge 2017: The Historic Transatlantic Race Celebrates Franco-American Friendship

It was a race like no other: the Queen Mary 2 against a fleet of giant trimarans, the course retracing the route American forces took in 1917. Precisely 100 years to the day of...

2017 Cannes Film Festival: Nexflix’s “The Meyerowitz Stories,” with an All-Star Cast

France Today correspondent Anne McCarthy is on location in Cannes to cover the famous film festival. For more of her dispatches and reviews, click here. In the second showing from Netflix at Cannes Film Festival –...

French Cinema: Profile of Actress Audrey Fleurot

From edited-out extra to GQ Woman of the Year, France’s fieriest star has had quite the stellar rise – no thanks to her distinctive looks You don’t want to mess with the actress who took...

“Les Misérables” by French director Ladj Ly strikes a chord at Cannes

If you believe that fiction has the power to convey more about the complexity of explosive social issues than TV news, then you’re in perfect sync with the film industry folks in Cannes. So...