DECEMBER 31, 2012

Top 5 Exhibitions of 2012

By French Culture

Cultural Attaché and head of the Arts Department at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Sophie Claudel has compiled her top five favorite New York exhibitions from 2012.

DECEMBER 29, 2012

2012 Top 5: Documentary, Animation & Film Restoration

By Film Department

Top 5 French (productions and/or co-productions): documentaries, animationed films, and restored films released in the U.S. in 2012 put together by the Film, TV and New Media Department at the French Embassy.

DECEMBER 29, 2012

Nathalie Charles' Top 5 Films of 2012

By Nathalie Charles

In the lead-up to the New Year, we've got more TOP 5's to share from 2012. Nathalie Charles' TOP 5 films of 2012...

DECEMBER 29, 2012

New Year's Playlist: French Pop

By Adrien Colle

In 2012, it is hard to define the sound of French pop. There are still echoes of the classic 60s sounds of Serge Gainsbourg and Françoise Hardy...

DECEMBER 27, 2012

Delphine Selles' Top 5 Films of 2012

By Delphine Selles

In the lead-up to the New Year, we've got more TOP 5's to share from 2012. Delphine Selles' TOP 5 films of 2012...

DECEMBER 22, 2012

Better than a Gift?

By French Culture

Six books that make great gifts, compiled by the book department at the French Cultural Services.

DECEMBER 21, 2012

Films for the Holidays

By French Culture

Get ready for the holidays with some of our favorite Christmas classics from both sides of the Atlantic. Joyeuses fêtes!

DECEMBER 21, 2012

DVDs that Make Great Gifts!

By French Culture

Audiovisuel Attaché Muriel Guidoni has put together a list DVDs that would make great gifts this holiday season.

DECEMBER 19, 2012

Seasonal Literary Prizes

By Marie-Camille Alban

The time-honored season of French literary prizes has come to an end. This year, the competition was fiercer than ever! We have chosen seven winners that we think are particularly outstanding. The style and stories of these authors will surely win over new readers for years to come.

DECEMBER 18, 2012

Art and State: Arts Policies and Practices in the United States and France

By French Culture

A conversation between Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor, French Embassy in the U.S., and Rocco Landesman, Chairman, National Endowment of the Arts.

DECEMBER 18, 2012

Louvre Director Resigns

By Kathryn Hamilton

Less than a week after the much-celebrated opening of the Louvre-Lens, Henri Loyrette, president-director of the Louvre Museum, has announced that he is stepping down.

DECEMBER 17, 2012

December 21, 2012: Watch Short Films for Free!

By French Culture

December 21, 2012, on the occasion of the winter solstice and The Shortest Day international short film festival, 9 short films will be available online for free at