Art and Culture

Korea Mania: Where Does the Fascination for K-Culture Come From?

Art and Culture

In recent years, products and cultural creations made in Seoul have been flooding the globe. From the series Squid Game to the band BTS, South Korean culture, or K-culture, is triumphing everywhere. Here's a decoding of this Korea mania, also known as K-mania or Hallyu.

16
Feb
2024

Painting: Impressionism Celebrates its 150th Anniversary

Art and Culture

The Impressionist movement celebrates its 150th anniversary in the spring of 2024. To properly commemorate this event, the Musée d'Orsay will host a major retrospective of this artistic trend. This institution will also lend some of its masterpieces to about thirty museums throughout France. Here are the events not to be missed on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Impressionism.

01
Feb
2024

Harry Potter Book Night: A Magical Gathering at Bookstores

Art and Culture

Every year in February, Gallimard Jeunesse organizes The Night of Harry Potter Books to the delight of fans of the saga. For one or more evenings, bookstores throughout France offer activities for budding wizards.

25
Jan
2024

Le Mans Sonore: 5 Things to Know About the International Biennial of Sound

Art and Culture

Event at the intersection of science and culture, Le Mans Sonore is the only international biennial of sound. Here are 5 things to know about this unique cultural, scientific, and professional gathering.

23
Jan
2024

At Museums for You: free activities in the museums of the French Riviera.

Art and Culture

For the first time in 2024, nineteen museums on the French Riviera are offering the public a weekend of entertainment and workshops completely free of charge. Don't hesitate to take advantage of this fun-filled family event: the schedule of activities has been designed for both young and old!

12
Jan
2024

The Télérama Film Festival: revisit the best films of the year.

Art and Culture

Every year, the Télérama Cinema Festival offers you the chance to revisit the best films of the past year at a discounted rate. It's the perfect opportunity to discover the movies you wanted to see and missed.

08
Jan
2024

The Greeting Card: History and Evolution

Art and Culture

If the tradition of giving New Year's gifts comes from the Romans, the custom of sending greeting cards for the New Year is much more recent. It developed in France at the beginning of the 19th century. Before this date, it was customary to visit relatives in person.

27
Dec
2023

Maria Callas: 5 Things to Know About the Voice of the Century

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Thanks to her unforgettable voice, recognizable among all, Maria Callas has become a legend. The opera singer, who would have turned 100 on December 2, 2023, is celebrated in France, Greece, and all over the world. On the occasion of the centenary of her birth, we invite you to discover 5 things about the one nicknamed "the voice of the century."

15
Dec
2023

Christmas Songs: 5 Things to Know About Holiday Hits

Art and Culture

Whether you adore them or despise them, Christmas songs have become indispensable during the holiday season. They play on repeat on the radio and in stores, much to the delight of Mariah Carey fans and the dismay of everyone else. Here are 5 things to know about these seasonal hits.

13
Dec
2023

The Shortest Day: A Short Film Celebration on December 21st

Art and Culture

The shortest day is a short film festival initiated in 2011 by the National Center of Cinematography and the moving image. It logically takes place on the shortest day of the year, December 21st.

11
Dec
2023
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