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A bigger splash: France's expanded La Piscine museum reopens after makeover

Former Art Deco swimming pool in Roubaix dives into Modern French sculpture

Art market

Frank Cohen’s collection goes on the block down under

Sale at Mossgreen in Melbourne has Asian contemporary focus and aims to appeal to expatriate community


Design auctions buck the downward trend

Expanded access via online platforms has boosted the market for the masters of Modernist furniture

Conservation & Preservation

Renoir’s restored home becomes a museum

The French Impressionist’s former summer residence in Essoyes opens to the public in June after a major overhaul of its gardens and fin-de-siècle interiors

Object lessons

Object lessons: a Charles Nègre paper negative and a complete first edition of Goya's bullfight engravings

Our pick of highlights from this week's auctions

Art fairs

Salon du Dessin bucks the trend of Paris fairs with a boost in attendance and strong sales

More than 13,000 visitors came out to see and buy works on paper at the six-day event


Rodin's mistress Camille Claudel steps out of sculptor’s shadow with a museum of her own

French artist’s former home displays the rare works she did not destroy after their tragic affair ended


What does the election mean for France’s art market?

The country’s presidential election on 7 May could strengthen or derail the trade, with the emergence of far-right contender Marine Le Pen a particular cause for concern


Second phase of restoration work on Mont St Michel begins


Eiffel Tower to get a €300m facelift

The 15-year plan is intended to bolster Paris’s bid for the 2024 Olympic Games and 2025 World’s Fair