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Now that we can visit France once more, what better opportunity to discover the breath of activities that cities like Bordeaux, Marseille & Toulouse and regions such as Burgundy, Martinique and Upper Rhine Valley offer? Click through Destinations and Story Ideas to get inspired by our partners. Fashion fans -click on Shopping to learn more…

Top Reasons to Visit France in 2022

While traveling abroad was challenging this year, nevertheless there were many high-profile openings in France.  Read on for a recap and what to look forward to in 2022. Recap of 2021 Openings Paris welcomed the long-awaited and spectacular Bourse de Commerce | Collection Pinault and the capital’s trendy Bercy finally saw the arrival of the…

Major Openings for 2022

Spring Abandoned for decades, the only Renaissance castle in the Picardy Region of Northern France, Château Villers-Cotterets, will reopen to the public in March of 2022 fully restored. It was built by Francois 1er and completed in the mid-16th century because France’s Renaissance King enjoyed hunting in the area. A project initiated by French President…

A Selection of Major Anniversaries for 2022

1622 | 400th anniversary of the founding of La Compagnie des mousquetaires by King Louis XIIIThe King’s Musketeers were one of the corps that made up the Military Household of the King of France. In 1622, Louis XIII detached fifty horsemen from the company of “chevau-légers lanciers” (light cavalry armed with lances) from his Guard…

Major Events for 2021-2022

2021 Christmas Markets –November and December 2021 Small chalets, big fir trees and scents of spices and mulled wine… From the first Sunday of Advent, 4 weeks before Christmas, the tradition is respected with illuminations and Christmas markets everywhere in France. The most famous? The one in Strasbourg in Alsace -one of the oldest in…

The Most Awaited Paris Exhibitions 2021-2022

Compiled and written by Ethan Gelber ENDING SOON (by January 2022), listed by end date Georgia O’Keeffe Centre Pompidou 8 September to 6 December 2021 This is the first retrospective in France of Georgia O’Keeffe, the great 20th-century American modernist and abstract artist. Hundreds of paintings, drawings and photographs on loan from multiple institutions provide…

Most Anticipated Exhibits in French Regions 2021-2022

Compiled and written by Ethan Gelber ENDING SOON (by January 2022), listed by end date 1898, Matisse in Corsica, “A Wonderful Country” Corte (Corsica), Museum of Corsica 24 July to 30 December 2021 In 1898, while honeymooning in Corsica, Henri Matisse completed 55 pictures and discovered how to capture the special light and colors of…