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Cathédrale Saint Front

Périgueux: Exploring the Capital of the Dordogne

Saturday morning in high summer finds me meandering up from my hotel towards Périgueux’s most famous landmark, the imposing Cathédrale Saint-Front. The original church dates from the 8th century, though this imposing, multi-domed beauty,...
CNCS, Moulins

The Clothes Make the Man: A Visit to a Unique Stage Costume Museum

On a chilly Monday morning in Moulins, France, a small group moved through darkened rooms and gathered round a softly lit display case. Behind the glass, artfully crumbled paper covered the floor about ankle...

Discover The ‘Terroir’ of the Western Front 14-18

Just as the military sites of The Western Front 14-18 are unique in world history, so too is the ‘terroir’ of the five regions – Northern France, Picardy, Champagne-Ardenne, Lorraine and Alsace. This evocative French...

The Western Front 14-18

Mention the words ‘Western Front’ and the same pictures appear in the minds of people across the world. Stretching across the North-East of France from the Belgian Coast to the Swiss border, this European...

American and International Remembrance Sites

Thanks to The Western Front 14- 18, it’s never been easier to follow in the footsteps of your ancestors. As well as a wealth of online resources to help you plan your trip, Tourist...

Explore the Battlefields of World War I

The Remembrance sites of The Western Front 14-18 welcome visitors from all countries of the world and are open all year round. There is no charge to visit cemeteries and memorials across the five...

Cultural Escapes on the Western Front 14-18

Visitors come from all over the world to pay their respects at the Remembrance sites of The Western Front 14-18. But the five regions involved – Northern France and Picardie, Champagne-Ardenne, Lorraine and Alsace...
Musée Archéologique Saint-Pierre

French City Discovery: Vienne, at the Crossroads of History

Over the last 2,500 years, the small city of Vienne in the Rhône-Alpes region has regularly found itself at the intersection of great forces in the history of France. However, during the last 100...
Hercules and Darth Vader [detail]

Now at the Louvre: Founding Myths, from Hercules to Darth Vader

Icarus, Gilgamesh, Hercules, and Darth Vader, what do they have in common? More than meets the eye. Whether written or sung, drawn or carved, myths are part of every civilization, including our contemporary popular...
French drawings at the Getty Center

Now at The Getty: The Romance of Black in 19th Century French Drawings

At the height of the Industrial Revolution in the mid 19th century, artists in France began depicting shadowy, often nocturnal or twilight scenes in which forms appear to emerge and sink back into the darkness....