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From April 27 to December 6, 2019 Lille 3000: Eldorado invites visitors to discover new worlds as well, via a sun-filled spring/summer program featuring over 500 events in Lille and more than 80 neighboring towns: installations and shows in outdoor spaces, balls on public squares, and in gardens, which will be livened up by lights, fireworks, debates, design, and new technology
The Norman Rockwell Museum has put together a powerful exhibition based on the prolific artist's 1943 Four Freedoms illustrations. "Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt and The Four Freedoms" which is being shown at the Georgetown University Museum in DC through April 29, will soon leave the U.S. for France for the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
- 2800 hotels in total—289,000 beds which means an average number of 52 rooms per hotel
Even the most well traveled Francophiles haven't explored all the wonderful cities of France. And there is so much more to see and do outside of the capital and major hubs. Here are ten of France's less celebrated cities, and the many adventures to be had among them. You’re sure to find just as much culture, innovation, as well as a bevy of intriguing points of interest you won’t find on the tourist track.
**** If you love Paris for romance, you should know there are many other cities in France for starry-eyed lovers to explore. Each of these towns boasts all of the things worth celebrating about France: brilliant museums, restaurants, vineyards, churches, châteaux, and markets offering the finest local products. These settings are ideal for the kinds of memory-making experiences newlyweds are looking for. Here are some top ideas.
In France, families don’t need to forgo cultural activities for a fun holiday at the seaside. Cities on the Atlantic and the Mediterranean are perfect for escapades in art, food, and history not far from the shore. For a well-rounded vacation with sandcastle building and beach lolling included, consider these cities, which cover all the bases for families in their own distinctive ways.
In 1972, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) put forward a convention to name, catalogue and conserve sites of outstanding cultural or natural importance to the heritage of humanity. Compilation of this World Heritage List officially began in 1975 and presently includes more than 1,000 landmarks and areas in 167 counties. Today, it is the world's most popular cultural program.
There was a time in France when graffiti was a bad word. It certainly wasn't synonymous with art. But times have changed. Since the 1990s, a slow but steady reckoning has elevated appreciation of urban art, loosely defined as creative works that relate to cities and are made by people who live in them, including graffiti and street art using stencils, posters, stickers, murals and more. In fact, these days urban art has been lauded by some as a very significant movement in recent art history.