Movie: The French Dispatch
With its quirky nickname ‘the balcony of the south-west’ and passionate embrace of the past, this ancient ville in the region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, the location for his magazine homage The French Dispatch, is non-more-Wes. You’ll find a wealth of fine art collections and antiquities in its museums, as well as the kid-friendly La Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de l'Image, which is basically a paradise for comic-book lovers (the city hosts a huge annual comic-book festival too). Will you find a band of eccentric American journos and world-weary artistes inhabiting its cafés with a sense of world-weary sophistication? We can only hope.