Delacroix: a detail from July 28, 1830: Liberty Leading the People. Courtesy of the Louvre, Paris

France had not held a major retrospective of Eugène Delacroix’s work since the centenary of his death in 1963. An exhibition at the Louvre this spring(...)

Family portrait of Eugene O’Neill seated with his wife, Agnes Boulton, and their two children, Oona  and Shane, outside their home in Bermuda circa 1925. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Uniting the United States and Ireland thorough the drama of Eugene O’Neill, One Festival, Two Countries plans to honour the dual inheritance of the on(...)

Storming the Bastille

It surely is one of the great examples of “fake news”. Or, of not letting the facts get in the way of a good story. Today, Bastille Day in La France i(...)

Philippine senator Leila de Lima’s latest prison reading is The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas’s tale of a man who hunts down the people who(...)

Nicholas Roche’s apartment in Paris. Photograph: Vincent Thibert

When you think of designer furniture, household names that spring to mind tend to be mid-century Scandinavians or Americans. The French brand Roche B(...)

Only 73 French people have been interred in the Pantheon in Paris, more than half by Napoleon. “Pantheonisation” is one of the last privileges left to a French president, but like everything else, it has turned into a dilemma for François Hollande. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

It was a day devoted to the quest for heroes, in an age that no longer seems to produce them. Three former prime ministers, six of France’s leading hi(...)