The Naval Museum Shines a Light on a Time-Honored Tradition
Since Ancient Egypt, lighthouses have played a surprising and remarkable role in history. Starting centuries ago, France has often been on the cutting edge of lighthouse technology, even at its humble...
The Musée d'Orsay Presents the Queen of Paris
Although Misia Godebska first became known for her talents as a pianist, her reputation truly grew when she became a 'woman about town' in early 20th-century Paris. It was her marriage in 1893 that al...
Revolutionary 1930s Photographer Honored at the Jeu de Paume
Revealing both the professional career and personality of this singular Hungarian photographer, a retrospective of Eva Besnyö is currently being presented by the Jeu de Paume museum. Eva Besnyö is kno...
Artistic Dining on Display near the Arc de Triomphe
Museums put on display some of the highest achievements that a society has to contribute. This is why museums are such popular destinations no matter where you travel. Museums bring to mind ideas of r...
An Architectural Feat from the Middle Ages Is Revealed
The springtime exhibition of the National Medieval Museum (Musée national du Moyen Age) in Paris reveals a magnificent work of architecture and archeology. Guests staying at the Regencia Hotel should ...
Under the Sea!
The Tropical Aquarium at the Palais de la Porte Dorée was created in 1931, as a part of the "Museum of French Colonies" that was created at the same time. The aquarium was intended to be a showcase o...
Arab Artwork Revealed in a New Light
An exhibition currently showing at the Institut du Monde Arabe (Institute of the Arab World) is going to shake up certain preconceived notions that many people have about the Arab world — starting wi...
An Imagined World Comes to Life
The term 'Patagonia' evokes many different concepts, both realistic and completely imaginary. This small territory in South America truly exists but is also the subject of fantastic stories that were ...
Welcome to the Jungle
From the Middle Ages to present day, animals have captured the attention of painters, sculptors and draftsmen around the world. Used to evoke the mundane and the exotic, the friend and the foe, animal...
Designing the Cities of Tomorrow
From February 15 until June 23, 2012 Paris's Lieu du Design, a space dedicated to the art of design, is presenting Sous les pavés, le design (a play on words that alludes to the famous French protest ...