French actor Gérard Depardieu has been charged with rape and sexual assault allegedly committed in 2018 against a female actor in her 20s. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty

French actor Gérard Depardieu has been charged with rape and sexual assault after authorities in France revived a 2018 investigation that was initiall(...)

Cézanne’s The Murder

It is more a hypothesis than a proven tenet of art history, but an exhibition titled Cézanne and the Master Painters, a Dream of Italy, at the Musée M(...)

People sit on a bar terrace  in Paris on Monday. Photograph: Mohammed Badra/EPA

The French government has ordered the closure of bars and cafés in Paris for two weeks from Tuesday after declaring the city and its nearest suburbs t(...)

Caravaggio Tableaux Vivants by Ludovica Rambelli Teatro.

Beauty will save the world, Dostoevsky wrote. And even though it may be futile as a weapon against coronavirus, beauty can help make the lockdown bear(...)

File image of actor Gérard Depardieu in Berlin, Germany. File photograph: Stefanie Loos/Reuters

Gérard Depardieu is being investigated by the Paris prosecutor over accusations of rape and sexual assault, a judicial source said – though the French(...)

Archive image  of St Conleth’s in Daingean, Co Offaly: it was one of the most severely criticised reformatories investigated by the Ryan commission for the sexual, physical and emotional abuses of children.

The Oblates were founded in Aix-en-Provence, France, in 1816 by St Eugene de Mazenod whose aim was to be “the servant and priest of the poor”. In Feb(...)

Conor Haugh and his girlfriend Virginie on her parents’ lavender farm in Provence

It is late on a Sunday evening. I am walking into the arrivals lounge of Nice airport after a short, one-way Ryanair flight. My girlfriend, Virginie, (...)

France: The couple bought Chateau Miraval near Aix en Provence  for an estimated $60m

Now that the Brangelina break-up bombshell has dropped, the fallout will be just as prosaic as that of every other divorcing couple, just on a larger (...)

 Gathering to mark the settlement between Paddy McKillen (front row centre) and the Barclay Brothers and members of McKillen’s team including Mike Aynsley (front row with glass in hand) and Richard Woodhouse (front row second from right)

For many years, Mark Hollingsworth has used his role as a journalist and author to spy on people and inveigle information useful to his wealthy client(...)