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WRITINGS ON THE WALL

Apr 1, 2018 - Apr 1, 2019

From the scrawls carved by Nazi soldiers on the eaves of Vincennes to the initials chipped by shipwrecked sailors into La Rochelle’s mighty towers, graffiti is part of the very fabric of France’s monuments. And from April, the Centre des Monuments Nationaux will turn the spotlight on these scribbled mementos, offering an alternative history of the nation’s landmarks and an insight into the lives of the ‘vandals’ who altered them. The Château de Vincennes will lead the charge, charting its…

Spotlight on History

April 21 @ 8:00 am - September 23 @ 5:00 pm

The Château de Blois is upping the ante this summer with a new and improved light and sound show. A mini quake, blood 'splatter' trickling down the façades and a demolition scene worthy of any Hollywood blockbuster – the Château de Blois's new and improved light and sound show brings its gruesome history to life like never before. Refreshed – and amped up – for the VR generation thanks to video-mapping, immersive 360-degree film projections and other 3D jiggery-pokery, The…

Fresh Perspectives

June 16 - September 23

Focusing on his 'transitional' works, Donner à Voir at Montpellier's Musée Fabre offers a new perspective on Picasso's aesthetic and his rich pictorial world.

HAIL TO DEBORAH

Mar 1, 2019

She broke through the Germans’ supposedly impenetrable Hindenburg Line during the Battle of Cambrai only to be summarily buried after WW1. Now, after being unearthed by a local hotelier some 19 years ago, Deborah – one of the last surviving Mark IV tanks – has been unveiled as the centrepiece of the new Cambrai Tank 1917 museum in Flesquières. Come and pay your respects to the hefty Iron Lady who hastened the end of trench warfare. www.tourisme-nordpasdecalais.fr

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