Art and history are closely related. Through the centuries, renowned French ...artists have given France artistic masterpieces for eternity and posterity. Discover their artistic journeys.
The Lumière brothers
Auguste and Louis Lumière were two French engineers who invented the ...cinematographic process and gave the first public film projection in 1895. The earliest two film directors in history illuminated the popular imagination to such an extent that cinema would evolve into the art that it is today.
Henry de Montherlant (1895 - 1972)
The work of Henry de Montherlant, who was considered to be the great stylist of ...the 20th century, "was a rare union of irony and regal language" (Malraux).
Pierre Soulages Exhibition
In partnership with the villa Médicis, the Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon is ...hosting an exhibition of around twenty of the most recent works of leading French abstract painter, Pierre Soulages.
A French tennis player with amazing fire-power, Mary Pierce won the Australian ...Open in 1995 and Roland-Garros in 2000 and reached the final of the US Open in 2005.
"Most popular personality in France", Yannick Noah won the Roland-Garros ...tournament in 1983 and began a second career as a singer in 1990.
Robert Schuman (1886-1963)
A Founding Father of Europe and the man behind the Franco-German reconciliation, ...Robert Schuman was one of the great French Statesmen of the post-war era.
Appointed as the candidate for the Socialist Party and radicals of the Left for ...the 2012 Presidential Election, François Hollande was elected as the seventh President of the Republic on 6 May 2012, replacing outgoing President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Writers and Intellectuals
Novelists, poets, philosophers, playwrights, men of letters...these make up some ...of France’s most prestigious writers and intellectuals. Discover their careers, their work and their ideals.