Art and culture
Museums: major exhibitions in 2014
Classical, modern and contemporary art, painting, sculpture, photography, video, tattooing as an art form...
The Arles Photography Festival
Started in 1970, Rencontres d'Arles is an annual summer photography festival giving numerous photographers from around the world the chance to ... exhibit their work to the public.
The Fêtes de Bayonne (Bayonne ... Festivals)
The Fêtes de Bayonne (Bayonne Festivals) have been a popular tradition since 1932. The city buzzes during this five-day event focused on Basque ... folklore.
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.
Tennis: Paris-Bercy Masters
The best players on the international circuit compete at the Paris-Bercy Masters. This men's tournament is the last in the Masters series and is ... particularly important because it confirms the names of the Top 8 male tennis players in the world.
The Cathedral of Amiens
The Notre-Dame of Amiens Cathedral in the heart of Picardy is one of the largest typical Gothic churches of the 13th century in France, alongside ... Notre-Dame of Chartres or Notre-Dame of Reims. It was registered as a historical monument in 1862, and as a Unesco world heritage in 1981.