La Culture: 3 Reasons to Head South

La Culture: 3 Reasons to Head South

Catch these unique exhibitions in Lyon and Marseille


The extraordinary Musée des Confluences in Lyon invites visitors to look beyond the 19th-century clichés of the mythical Tuareg people – the dunes and camel caravans – to discover a dynamic, constantly changing nomadic community.

Until November 11.



It’s a symbol of riches but gold has also been used in art for 3,000 years. Combining history with contemporary art, this exhibition assembles masterpieces that bear witness to Euro-Mediterranean civilizations’ fascination with the noble material.

Until September 10 at MUCEM in Marseille.


The Vieille Charité Museum in Marseille charts the writer’s most audacious voyage to Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, Samoa and Vanuatu in the early 20th century.

September 8 to January 7.

From France Today magazine

Jack et Charmian London à bord du Snark, îles Samoa, 1908 © Courtesy of Jack London Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California

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Sylvia Edwards Davis is a writer and correspondent based in France with a focus on business and culture. A member of the France Media editorial team, Sylvia scans the cultural landscape to bring you the most relevant highlights on current events, art exhibitions, museums and festivals.

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