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Defying Definition: Art in Videogames at the Musée Art Ludique in Paris

To debate whether or not a digital painting is ‘real’ art is so last century. Jean-Jacques Launier, founder of the Art Ludique museum and curator of the exhibition says that, in his eyes, video...

Le Dernier Mot: Le Sourire sur la Prairie

Thanks to Laura Ingalls Wilder, the kids and I are working on a new habitude: ‘The Smile’. It all began when a DVD box set was given to my daughter and, since then, the...

Art in Aix: The Collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein at Caumont Centre d’Art

Any visit to uplifting Aix-en-Provence is always seductive, but combine it with the prospect of a rare view of one of the most prominent private art collections in the world, and then it’s off-the-charts...

Ocean and Climate at Aquarium Nausicaá

Take a deep breath as you’re in for an exciting marine voyage on a research vessel named the Nausicaá, during which you may get caught in a gale, dive into a tropical lagoon and...

Summertime, and the living in France is easy!

1. Faire la fête The south of France is blessed with a glorious summer climate and the locals make the most of it, at festivals which are spread throughout the season. Arts and theatre aficionados are...

Najac castle in the Aveyron

If the word château conjures up epic battles and soaring ramparts in your imagination, Najac Castle in the Aveyron is a must-visit site. Situated in the west of the department, the fortified castle of...

Cycling holidays in La Rochelle

If you’ve ever wondered why the French love cycling so much, hop on the saddle, hit the road and you will soon be hooked too. Justin Postlethwaite visits the tranquil islands off La Rochelle and falls in...

10 reasons to visit Cherbourg, Normandy

Where else would you find big sandy beaches, exotic plants and the deepest aquarium in Europe?  1. Prizewinning Parks There are two ‘Jardins Remarquables’ in Cherbourg – Parc Liais on account of its non-indigenous species (including a Japanese azaelea...

City cycling in Mulhouse, Alsace

The idea of a cross-border commute sounded pretty exciting to me, but for Patrick Polansky, a resident of Mulhouse in the south of Alsace, it was nothing out of the ordinary – when you live within minutes of two...

Paradise found in Gérardmer, Lorraine

In the warm sunshine of a summer evening, I am almost alone on the roof of the Vosges. An elderly couple are soaking up the panorama with their two collies, whilst three French bikers in leathers take turns...