In case you hadn't heard (unlikely with all the hullabaloo surrounding the anniversary), it's been 500 years since Leonardo da Vinci breathed his last at the Château du Clos Lucé in Amboise. And the Loire Valley town (and the rest of the region for that matter) is not about to let the milestone go by without a full year of events, concerts and light shows. Enter the Viva da Vinci! 2019 festival, an anniversary celebration of epic scale.
During the Great War, around 6.6 million soldiers were captured. What was life like for them? The Verdun Memorial presents a major exhibition with personal items, public archives and prisoners' own testimonies.
Elegantly-designed, handcrafted French cars from the 1930s are works of art on wheels. This fascinating exhibition at Mullin Automotive Museum takes a look under the hood, showcasing the beauty and artistry of France’s finest coachbuilders. Event ongoing.
The Maison Balzac takes a look at the systematic lampooning of the writer, Balzac, by the press and his lasting friendship with caricaturist Grandville.