Whether it’s art, architecture, history or food, Paris truly is one of the cultural capitals of the world. This mesmerizing city is home to a range of enlightening tours that offer visitors insight to its rich history and contemporary identity. Ranging from photography to food, and from literature to art, we reveal the best cultural tours to be found in France’s capital.
Enough about Banksy; let’s talk about Blek, the man who gave birth to many of the world’s most famous street artists today. One of the most influential pioneers of street art, Blek le Rat mastered and originated the art of the stencil graffiti long before anyone else did, and has gone on to influence well-known contemporary artists such as Space Invader, Shepard Fairey, and even Banksy himself.
Robert Doisneau (1912-1994) was one of the most celebrated photographers of the 20th century, capturing life in his native Paris with all the perception, originality, and beauty found in the work of Impressionist artists such as Monet, Renoir, and Manet, who immortalized the city through their art almost 100 earlier.
The Loire Valley in central France is world-renowned for its verdant natural beauty and for its abundance of châteaux, vineyards and winemakers, historic architecture, and culture, making it a popular luxury travel destination. There is no shortage of hotels in the Loire Valley region, but here are eight of the most beautiful.
Chanel, Dior, Saint Laurent, Hermes, Louis Vuitton…the list is extensive and ever-expanding. French designers have long created the most renowned and coveted fashion brands in the world. Stylistically innovative and technically exceptional, the outstanding reputation of the French clothing industry can be traced as far back as the 17th century, and it is a reputation that has only continued to strengthen since.
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