Join California’s Elizabeth Murray in June 2017, when she personally conducts an exclusive tour of Monet’s Garden from the base of a glorious Manor House nearby
Gemma Bovary is a sensuous handsome film with impressive acting and super scenery, a delightful reworking of an iconic French satirical tale with a modern twist
Marc Fitoussi, Folies Bergére with Isabelle Huppert is a contemplative portrait of a country landscape and marriage in need of renaissance, brilliantly achieved
Normandy, a province of France has intriguing contrasts in both textures and moods and a walk through some of its villages can be a lesson on English history.
French Impressionist painters, like Claude Monet, paused in the countryside to capture the light of the sky in Normandy, where the intense colour of red poppies flowering in its fallow fields remind us of war and peace. They recorded the haze leaching off lovely lavender fields in the heat of…