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Les Franciscaines: The New Cultural Centre in Deauville

Deauville, Normandy, considered by many Paris’s 21st district, is famous for its beaches, horse races, and cinema festival, but now, thanks to newcomer Les Franciscaines, the seaside resort can also offer some art to...
Manet's Madame Manet Before and After

The Art of Conserving Paintings

Experts from the Norton Simon and J. Paul Getty museums in California share fascinating details about the conservation of three Édouard Manet paintings  We look at a piece of art and notice the painter’s brush...

Teen Competition Joins France’s Sustainable Fashion Efforts

As the fashion capital of the world, France has long been known for its clothing and designer styles. But instead of just focusing on couture, France has shifted its focus to sustainable fashion, hoping...

Book Review: Dior in Bloom

This breath-takingly beautiful book, put together by Justine Picardie, the former editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar and Town & Country, is a must for anyone who loves Christian Dior, flowers or fashion in general: it...
Entre Nous, Bohemian Chic in the 1960s and 1970s

Books: Entre Nous, Bohemian Chic in the 1960s and 1970s

As Paris fashion correspondent for prestigious publications such as Vogue, Glamour, Women’s Wear Daily and the Herald Tribune, and stylist for the likes of Helmut Newton and David Bailey, American photographer Mary Russell not...
Yves Saint Laurent: Icons Of Fashion Design and Photography

Book Review: Yves Saint Laurent, Icons Of Fashion Design and Photography

This is a gorgeous homage to the uncrowned king of haute couture. Originally published in 1988, this new reprint traces the success of Saint Laurent’s haute couture and ready-to-wear designs from 1962 to 1988...

Photo Essay: Explore the Abbey of Fontenay in Burgundy

Travelling through Burgundy? A highly recommended stop is the Abbey of Fontenay. Situated an hour's drive to the east of Vézelay, this Cistercian monastery was founded by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux in 1118. It...

Photo Essay: The Famous Pilgrimage Site of Vézelay

Just 3 hours on the A6 from Paris will bring you (back) to a remarkable era in French religious history. Situated in the Yonne department in Burgundy, Vézelay is a designated UNESCO World Heritage...

Experience Arles: Les Rencontres de la photographie

I came to Arles this July for the opening of Les Rencontres de la Photographie, one of the world’s most prestigious photography festivals. This year marked the 50th anniversary of the festival. Founded in...

Check out Rachel Cobb’s Gorgeous Photos in “Mistral, the Legendary Wind of Provence”

There is something mythical about the mistral wind-- the strong, northwesterly blast that funnels down the Rhône Valley and sweeps across southern France. It creates the climate, and it's part of Provençal culture. Renowned...