France

A journey back to the origins of art — The Chauvet Cave

A journey back to the origins of art — The Chauvet Cave

In the southeastern corner of the Massif Central, the ancient highlands of central France, the Ardèche River carved its scenic way through the limestone plateau over millions of years. Before rejoining the Rhone River on its way to the Mediterranean, it created the...

read more
Narbo Via – In Search of Narbonne’s Roman Past

Narbo Via – In Search of Narbonne’s Roman Past

In 125 BC, the major Greek port city of Massalia (now Marseille) in the hellenized region of Southern Gaul, threatened by incursions from the Celto-Ligurian tribes of the Provencal hinterland, called for help from its Roman ally. The Senate sent its armies and within...

read more
A Paleolithic Treasure Under The Sea — Cosquer Cave

A Paleolithic Treasure Under The Sea — Cosquer Cave

In the Cosquer Cave in Marseille, France, a prehistoric treasure trove of rock art paintings lies deep under the sea, unaccessible to anyone but a handful of expert driver-archeologists. Now a precise reproduction of the Paleolithic wonder is open to the public on the Marseille waterfront.

read more
Raoul Dufy — A Passion for Color

Raoul Dufy — A Passion for Color

A recently inaugurated exhibition at the Hôtel de Caumont – Art Center in Aix-en-Provence introduces the work of French painter Raoul Dufy (1877 – 1953). Through more than ninety pieces from French and international public and private collections, it reveals the artist’s virtuosity in a wide variety of techniques, from oils to watercolor, drawing, engraving and ceramics.

read more
The Museum of Paris History— Musee Carnavalet

The Museum of Paris History— Musee Carnavalet

Recently reopen after extensive renovations, the Musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris is the history museum of the city and its people from the Mesolithic times to the present. Although often overlooked by tourists, it is well worth a visit.

read more
The Night Never Falls – Zao Wou-Ki in Aix-en-Provence

The Night Never Falls – Zao Wou-Ki in Aix-en-Provence

In Aix-en-Provence, the Caumont Art Center presents an exhibition regrouping more than 70 works by the great French-Chinese Post-Impressionist painter Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2021), illustrating one of his life-long creative themes: the representation of light.

read more

Subscribe!

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog. An email will be sent to confirm your subscription, please click \'activate\'. If you do not see our email in your inbox, check your spam folder.

Top Posts

A journey back to the origins of art — The Chauvet Cave
Scenes From The Stone Age – The Cave Paintings of Lascaux
The Sainte Chapelle — The Other Gothic Gem In The Heart of Paris.
Archeological Journey in Western Sicily — Agrigento
Popular arts — Exploring the soul of Lisbon
Brussels — The Birthplace of Art Nouveau

Archives

Josette King

I was barely in my teens when travel became a driving force in my life. Now as a travel writer and photographer, I have visited over 45 countries in some of the most photogenic corners of the planet, taking tens of thousands of pictures along the way. With my work, I thrive to capture the natural and cultural uniqueness of each area I visit. Get to know me better…

The International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association