After a seven-year investigation, the French antique furniture expert Bill Pallot ("Père Lachaise" ) has finally been indicted for his part in a multi-million euro scam involving the sale of fake Louis XVI chairs to (among other victims) the Palace of Versailles.
Sunday 26 November 2023
Friday 24 November 2023
The France Today website publishes an interesting article in its "Carnet de Voyage" series on the museum of the Archives Nationales, its permanent displays and the current exhibition on the Royal family at the Tuileries.
Monday 20 November 2023
Sunday 19 November 2023
Wednesday 15 November 2023
The National Gallery is mounting an exhibition on the Swiss pastellist Jean-Etienne Liotard's masterpiece "The Lavergne Family Breakfast", which it acquired in 2019. The exhibition will run from 16th November 2023 – 3rd March 2024.
Monday 13 November 2023
Wednesday 8 November 2023
Cambridge historian Renaud Morieux has published a study of over 100 personal letters to French sailors, dating from 1757-58, which he uncovered at the National Archives in Kew. The messages were seized by Britain’s Royal Navy during the Seven Years’ War, taken to the Admiralty in London and never opened.
Monday 6 November 2023
Thursday 2 November 2023
A new exhibition The Regency in Paris (1715-1723) has opened at the Musée Carnavalet to mark the 300th anniversary of death of the Regent. It runs from 24th October 2023 to 25th February 2024 and features over 200 works from public and private collections.