Art and culture
The Arena of Nîmes
Located in the south-east of France, the city of Nîmes is home one of the world’s best-preserved Roman amphitheatres.
From 25 to 29 July, the Bayonne Festival will be celebrating its 80th anniversary. Bandas (musical groups), bodegas, illuminated corso (procession of ... floats) and Basque attractions of all kinds await the people of Bayonne and visitors from near and far.
Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665)
The work of Nicolas Poussin marked the birth of classicism in 17th century French painting. It was in the country, the synthesis of nature and ... history, that he reached the peak of his art.
A French painter and leader of Neo-Classicism in France, Jacques Louis David was the great proponent of a return to ancient art. Already famous under ... the Ancien Regime, during the Revolution he became the Raphaël of the sans-culottes", as his paintings became decidedly political.