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01/12/2014 - France - Italy - Switzerland

Collector leaves one million euro artwork on Paris-Geneva TGV

A French-Italian art collector has left a work of art worth one million euros on a TGV train and offered a reward to whoever returns it.

French architect Jean Nouvel and his model of  the Louvre Abu Dhabi.
13/10/2014 - France - Emirates

300 French masterpieces to travel to Louvre Abu Dhabi

300 French masterpieces are set to travel to the Louvre Abu Dhabi in the UAE.  The loan includes masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Claude Monet, Andy Warhol...

Edgar Degas' work often featured dancers: Petite danseuse de quatorze ans (1879-1881)
30/09/2014 - France - Cyprus

Thieves steal Degas painting worth six million euros from Cyprus

Thieves have stolen an Edgar Degas painting, valued at six million euros, from the home of a private collector in Cyprus.

A painting of horses from the Grotte Chauvet
22/06/2014 - France - Unesco

French cave with world’s oldest paintings placed on Unesco World Heritage list

A French cave containing the oldest known paintings in the world has been declared a World Heritage Site but the UN’s cultural arm, Unesco.
La Reconnaissance du Mont-de-Piété from a seriis on Parisian conmen by Honoré Daumier (really)
23/05/2014 - France

French pensioner charged in 200,000-euro flea-market art scam

A 69-year-old Frenchman has been charged with fraud and forgery after allegedly selling thousands of fake artworks on the internet.
François I by Jean Clouet (around 1530)
11/04/2014 - France - China

Twelve great French paintings loaned to Hong Kong, Macau for Le French May

Twelve masterpieces from French museums are to travel to the Chinese territory of Macau as part of the Le French May season, celebrated annually on the island and in Hong Kong.
France returns artwork seized by Nazis
12/03/2014 - On-the-spot France

France returns artwork seized by Nazis

France’s government yesterday returned three artworks stolen by the Nazi regime to families of their original owners.
Two of the paintings have been stored at the Louvre while awaiting reclamation
10/03/2014 - France - Germany

France to return paintings stolen by Nazis to owners

The French minister of culture, Aurélie Filippetti, will return three paintings confiscated by the Nazis, to their real owners in a ceremony on Tuesday.

Next generation learns precious skills at an art restoration workshop
04/03/2014 - On-the-spot France

Next generation learns precious skills at an art restoration workshop

What happens when an artisan wants to retire? If there is no one to take over, very often the workshop disappears.
Front cover for the book 'Calvin and Hobbes' written by Bill Watterson
03/02/2014 - France

'Calvin and Hobbes' triumphs at French world comic strip festival in Angoulême

American cartoonist Bill Waterson, father of the worldwide cult series Calvin and Hobbes won top French prize on Sunday.
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