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News Stories by Robert I. C. Fisher

  • Best of Vienna: Four Unforgettable Moments

    Let's start with tuxedos and a Viennese ball (in the summer!), move to dinner at Beethoven's house, and finally come face-to-face with an iconic artist. Vienna's magic was certainly not lost on us.

    Posted by Robert I. C. Fisher on August 16, 2012 at 2:14:42 PM EDT Tagged: Restaurants, Hotels, Events, Vienna, Austria
  • Philly's Spectacular New Barnes Foundation Opens

    Philly's long-awaited Barnes Foundation has swung open its doors to reveal a weird and wonderful collection of 181 Renoirs, 69 Cezannes, 59 Matisses, and more in its stunning, updated new home.

    Posted by Robert I. C. Fisher on May 29, 2012 at 11:48:25 AM EDT Tagged: Museums, Philadelphia
  • London's Hippest Shopping Districts

    London's Hippest Shopping Districts

    Today's fashion-forward set has descended on London from all over to sniff out other designers who are ahead of the fashion curve—and so can you. Here's where to find clothes designed by a future shooting star.

    Posted by Robert I. C. Fisher on February 16, 2012 at 3:18:00 PM EST Tagged: Shopping, England, London
  • London's Best Holiday Happenings

    Finding it hard to get into the holiday spirit? A sense of the Blah Humbugs getting to you? Feel even Santa is slowing down? Ho-ho-hold on a sec—we might have just the cure for you!

    Posted by Robert I. C. Fisher on December 21, 2011 at 5:16:00 PM EST Tagged: London
  • On the Town with the Royals: How to See Will and Kate—and the Queen

    From glossy magazines to royal diaries, here is the best way to catch a glimpse of the royal family. As a bonus you may just find the latest hot shops or film premieres along the way.

    Posted by Robert I. C. Fisher on April 18, 2011 at 5:51:10 PM EDT Tagged: Royals, England, London
  • Normandy Art Festival: Have an Impressionist Summer!

    If you love Monet and Renoir you’re in good company—these fathers of Impressionism are among the most beloved painters of all time. But who would have thought that they also made amazing road-trip buddies? Fodor's editor Robert Fisher "hit the road" with them during a recent trip to France, to savor the summer-long Impressionist Normandy Festival (June–September).

    Posted by Robert I. C. Fisher on July 15, 2010 at 2:00:45 AM EDT Tagged: France
  • The French Riviera's Modern Art Road

    Apart from enhancing your UV exposure, 20th-century art is one of the main reasons to come to the French Riviera and Provence. It was here that Picasso, Renoir, Matisse, Dufy, Chagall, Cocteau, Léger, Soutine, Signac, Giacometti, Gauguin, and Van Gogh all altered the course of art history. Today, you can embark on your own voyage of discovery by exploring the Côte d'Azur's "Modern Art Road."

    Posted by Robert I. C. Fisher on June 09, 2009 at 11:00:06 AM EDT Tagged: France
  • A Summer of Picasso

    Famed as Pablo Picasso's grandest home and hallowed as his final resting place, the Château de Vauvenargues is set to open its doors to the public for the first time ever, 35 years after his death. Here's what you need to know.

    Posted by Robert I. C. Fisher on May 05, 2009 at 4:02:17 PM EDT Tagged: France
  • Just Back from Provence

    The sunkissed south of France has always beckoned travelers, but Robert Fisher, editor of Fodor's Provence & the Côte d'Azur, recently found yet another reason to visit: the 2006 Paul Cézanne Year, a 12-month-long celebration of Provence's immortal painter. Why Provence? Sooner or later, everyone wants to make a pilgrimage to the land that inspired one of modern art's greatest painters. Blown away by Cézanne in Provence, the blockbuster show at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., I decided the time was now. I spent a week wandering through the region, and discovered that Cézanne Country is a great way to get a peek into Provence's soul. What was the Highlight of Your Trip? Aix-en-Provence. The town is packed with ancient alleyways, Baroque palaces, fountains, and picturesque byways where time seems to be holding its breath. One of the 10 richest municipalities in France -- residents joke they use their ATMs as slot-machines -- the bon chic, bon genre

    Posted by Robert I. C. Fisher on June 02, 2006 at 11:59:29 PM EDT
  • Just Back from the French Riviera

    Once upon a time, vacationers would spend a full month here, but it only took five days for Robert to be spoiled forever . . .

    Posted by Robert I. C. Fisher on June 21, 2005 at 12:40:13 PM EDT