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  • Culture

    H.E. Christophe Lecourtier – Why France will always put freedom before fear

    13 November 2016

    Since 2014, H.E. Christophe Lecourtier has been the French Ambassador to Australia. Among his many projects, he has supported Australia’s

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    The art of good museum

    24 September 2016

    BEYOND Mona Lisa’s enigmatic smile at the Louvre, the shock of the new at Centre Pompidou, and glittering hall of

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    Paris precint

    07 June 2016

    EVERYONE thinks they ‘know’ The City of Lights but how can you ever truly know a city as mysterious, enigmatic

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    Ruinous Beauty

    26 March 2016

    WHAT is it about ‘the abandoned’? Dilapidated farmhouses, a lone brick chimney, ruins of any kind remind us of the

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    Beyond the frame

    15 March 2016

    UNGUARDED, playful, intimate. The images making up the Revealed exhibition capture some of the world’s greatest modern artists right in

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    Mon Roi

    05 March 2016

    AFTER the acclaimed Polisse in 2011, My King is the fourth film by French actress and director Maïwenn. This dramatic

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    The lighter side of Gondry

    26 February 2016

    SETTLE in for more fun with Microbe & Gasoline, the 11th film by the influential director Michel Gondry. Faithful to

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    France on film

    16 February 2016

    WHAT is it about French cinema and their innate affinity with using film as a powerful way to tell stories?

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    PICASSO MANIA

    29 December 2015

    THOSE intense dark eyes, the furrowed brow; the face may be instantly recognisable, but it is Pablo Picasso’s (1881-1973) influential

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    Secret gardens of Paris

    17 December 2015

    WHEN travelling, sometimes getting lost can make a good trip a great one, turning it into something remarkable. Straying off

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    Wild Women of Paris: Lou Doillon

    17 December 2015

    IS there anything this woman cannot do? Lou Doillon, one of several headline acts at So Frenchy So Chic festival,

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    Love Style Life by Garance Dore

    13 December 2015

    THE French blogger and style icon can now add another string to her bow: book author. With over three million

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    Sketching Paris

    02 December 2015

    PARIS is the perfect city to sketch. From its sprawling skyline, small cafes and arrondissements to iconic buildings including Notre

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    We talk to Sarah Hankinson illustrator of SFSC16

    28 November 2015

    What was the inspiration behind the So Frenchy So Chic cd cover? I wanted the illustration to capture a sense

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    Set sail 

    17 November 2015

    French artist Mathieu Briand’s stunning exhibition is like stepping into a surreal picture postcard. Et in Libertalia Ego Vol. II,’

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    Fantastic Femmes Pt2: Josephine Baker

    16 November 2015

    SHE may not have been born in France, but by her death, Josephine Baker would be remembered as an iconic

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    The Paris Wife

    09 November 2015

    THIS fictional account about the love affair between Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley follows the early years of their

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    Blown away by photographer Laurent Chehere

    01 November 2015

    EMBRACING whimsy and estrangement, French conceptual photographer Laurent Chehere’s latest exhibition Flying Houses explores the “anonymity of the street”. Inspired

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    Book review – How The French Think

    01 November 2015

    How The French Think: An Affectionate Portrait of an Intellectual People by Sudhir Hazareesingh Allen Lane, $49.99 FROM Descartes to

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    Fantastic Femmes

    01 November 2015

    FRANCE has more than its fair share of free spirited, sensual, and outrageously stylish women; from Joan of Arc to

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    New art Seine

    26 October 2015

    WHILE Paris is known the world over for a single artwork featuring a woman with an enigmatic smile, it also

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    Beauty and the book

    21 October 2015

    AWARD-winning French photographer Franck Bohbot has turned his lens away from his usual work – swimming pools, theatres, train stations

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    Falling for France

    01 October 2015

    FRANCE is gorgeous all year round, but autumn is a particularly beautiful time to visit. Summer fades and gives way

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    Le cercle rouge

    26 September 2015

    JEAN-Pierre Melville only made thirteen full length films during his 25 year long career. Jean-Pierre Grumbach (1917-1973) adopted his name

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    Running on the Edge

    08 September 2015

    From the streets of Paris to the big screen and beyond, discover the art of free running, Parkour style.

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    Timeless Tati

    07 September 2015

    The legend of French comedy only directed six films, yet his contribution to cinema continues to influence and entertain.

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    Paris and the page: top five bookshops

    07 September 2015

    FOR the French, browsing in bookshops is a national pastime, so if you’re looking for the real Parisian experience, drop by

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    From Dior to Dore

    04 September 2015

    THEIR names may not be as familiar as Coco or Dior, but fashion illustrators such as René Gruau have helped

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    Wild at art

    02 September 2015

    ART comes in many forms. The visible, the audible, and of course the edible. A perfect croissant is a true art

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