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Letter from France: June 2017

Jun 19th, 2017 | By

Frederic highlights some of the major exhibitions that can been seen in France this summer.



Letter from France: April 2017

Apr 19th, 2017 | By

Frederic updates readers with exhibitions running, at present, in France.



Falling in love with Venice again

Apr 6th, 2017 | By

Whether you have been to Venice or not you will have seen reports or documentaries on TV or in magazines about it so many times that many feel like there is not much appealing to it anymore. Rubbish. The magic still works as Annick and Frederic found out during carnival time.



Letter from France: March 2017

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
poster of Vermeer exhibition

Frederic updates us on what is on in the museums and galleries of France



Letter from France: February 2017

Feb 19th, 2017 | By

Camille Claudel is often overlooked as one of the great sculptors. Now for the first time, Federic records this lady has been given her own museum.



Letter from France: January 2017

Jan 19th, 2017 | By

As many exhibitions come to a close, Frederic reminds of us of what is still showing in France and what is opening in the next month.



Car stickers for fighting pollution in Paris

Dec 19th, 2016 | By
Eiffel Tower enveloped in smog

All vehicles travelling into Paris will need a sticker as from January 16th 2017. Frederic explains the rules



Letter from France: December 2016

Dec 17th, 2016 | By
Lascaux wall carving

Lascaux IV opened two days ago. Frederic adds this to his list of “must-sees” in France at the moment.



Letter from France: November 2016

Nov 20th, 2016 | By
poster for Les Invalides

Frederic covers a wide range of exhibitions that are on in France at the moment from cave drawings to a collection built in just the last ten years.



Letter from France: October 2016

Oct 18th, 2016 | By
poster of Winterhalter

Prehistoric bears, Oscar Wilde and Tintin are some of the exhibitions that Frederic highlights in France this month.



Cruising around the Aegean Sea – Part 2

Oct 3rd, 2016 | By
The island of Santorini

Frederic completes his cruise around the Aegean with stops on both Greek and Turkish islands where the small village of Oia proved to be the highlight of the whole cruise.



Letter from France: September 2016

Sep 18th, 2016 | By
poster of the Color Line

Magritte, Hergé and Afro-American art are some of the exhibitions coming to France soon says Frederic



Cruising around the Aegean Sea – Part 1

Aug 22nd, 2016 | By
image of Celestyal Crystal

Frederic begins his cruise and tour of some of the Aegean islands.



Letter from France – August 2016

Aug 16th, 2016 | By
poster of The Blue Sky

Despite extra security most French museums and galleries are open. Frederic updates us on what’s on.



Letter from France: July 2016

Jul 20th, 2016 | By

The big Impressionist extravaganza still continue in Normandy but Frederic widens his net to include other exhibitions on in France.



Letter from France: June 2016

Jun 16th, 2016 | By

Frederic summarises the main exhibitions on during the vast Normandy Impressionist Festival as well as bringing us up-to-date with what is on show in the rest of France.



Les Voiles de St Barth – a Caribbean regatta with style

May 20th, 2016 | By

Frederic spends time watching the Les Voiles de St Barth on the Caribbean island of St Bart’s



Letter from France: April 2016

Apr 17th, 2016 | By

Frederic presents his monthly review of what’s on in France



Letter from France March 2016

Mar 20th, 2016 | By

Frederic rounds up what is on show in France including the fantastic tall ships event in Sète as well as new Picasso and Chagall exhibitions.



Visiting blue-footed-boobies’ country

Mar 10th, 2016 | By

A little quiz to start the day: Where is that “blue-footed-boobies” freely frolic? Need help?… If we add the words “sea iguanas” and “islands” ?… If you are thinking of Komodo Island and its dragons… You are wrong! Another clue? There are “giant turtles“?… No it isn’t Praslin Island in Seychelles. Last hint, “Darwin and his finches“. Yes, it’s the Galapagos Islands. And where are the Galapagos Islands? All those who are thinking of Argentina, Chile or Peru would be wrong! The Galapagos Islands belong
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Letter from France: February 2016

Feb 17th, 2016 | By

Frederic updates us on what’s happening in France including the Escale à Sète, one of the most famous sailing events in the world and which will attract 250,000 visitors.



Padua, more than a simple prayer to St Anthony

Jan 27th, 2016 | By

Although it’s an important pilgrimage destination, Padua is much more. Frderic finds that it is a beautiful historic city.



Letter from France: January 2016

Jan 18th, 2016 | By

As the Chagall and Andy Warhol exhibitions near their end in Paris, Frederic points to some exhibitions still running or opening soon.



Letter from France: December 2015

Dec 18th, 2015 | By

Frederic winds up the year with a last look at what is still running in galleries and museums in France.



Letter from France: November 2015

Nov 22nd, 2015 | By

In the light of the atrocity in France just over a week ago, Frederic begins his column from France with a message – “Thank you, to all of you. Don’t let barbarians change us and may we keep on living as usual!”



Letter from France: October 2015

Oct 19th, 2015 | By

SPECIAL EVENT: October 22 to 25: “FIAC” The International Fair of Contemporary Art. For this major event, 173 art galleries from 23 countries have been invited to the Grand Palais.



Letter from France: September 2015

Sep 19th, 2015 | By

Frederc resumes his monthly round-up of what’s on in France.



A Maharaja’s journey through Rajasthan: part three

Aug 12th, 2015 | By

Annick and Frederic complete their journey on the Maharajas Express by going from Bikaner and Jaipur to Delhi via the Taj Mahal.