For the Festival of Lights in Lyon, France (or Fete des Lumieres Lyon), which begins on December 6 and runs through December 9, the Tunnel of La Croix Rousse will be transformed into a surreal wonderland. With light projections, the 1.8 km (or 1.1 mile) tunnel turns into an outdoor gallery. Says Georges Képénékian, Deputy for Culture of the City of Lyon, "It will be the first…Continue
This summer, French artist Guy Lorgeret put up a mesmerizing sculptural installation over a canal in Betton, France. Called Retour a Betton (Return to Betton), it shows figures on bicycles migrating from one bank to another, claiming their freedom and refusing to compete in a fictitious…
Landscape photographer Florent Courty recently shared this stunning photo of a huge herd of sheep grazing on the grass that covers dormant volcanoes in France. Chaîne des Puys is a volcanic province in south-central France.
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Currently underway in Lyon, France is their most famous event, the annual Festival of Lights (“Fêtes des Lumières” in French). Designers from all around the world flock to Lyon to take over buildings, squares, rivers and hills so that its over 4 million visitors can enjoy the city flooded with color. Lasting just four days, from December 6 to December 9 this year, it's a stunning…Continue
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While England has the Olympics, walk along certain streets in France right now and you might just come across some of the strangest, most surreal art you've ever seen. Two contemporary art events are concurrently happening, "Estuaire" (estuary of the Loire river) and "Le Voyage a Nantes" (A journey to Nantes). Where else could you happen to come across what remains of…Continue
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Can't find a comfortable place to sit while waiting for your next train? Well IKEA has the solution for you. A creative way of bringing the 'living room' to you! This idea was pitched in France's subway. Way to go IKEA, FR.…
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If you happen to be visiting the Palace of Versailles this Fall, get ready for an extra treat. Starting Sunday, eight contemporary work of art have been installed in the palace, the royal gardens and courtyards for a show that will run from September 13 to December 13. French artist Xavier Veilha is the premiere artist this year. You'll see a sculpture called Le…
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The Cannes Film Festival was founded in 1946 and is one of the world's oldest and most influential and prestigious film festivals in the world. This years private festival was held between May 14-25, 2008 at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, in the resort town of Cannes, south France.
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