August 2010 Paris Events

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August 2010 Paris Events
Les Grandes Vacances have begun and the events scene is a bit quiet in Paris. August is a lovely time to visit La Grande Dame, to be outdoors enjoying a stroll with one less car horn blaring as many Parisians leave for vacation. There is a calm that washes over Paris this time of year with a warm resolution that the City of Light simply relax and chill out a bit. The pace of Paris slows down a bit and life takes on that hazy summer glow. Although August is a relatively low-key month for events, there are still a few things on offer for your consideration! Art Exhibitions The Louvre – www.museedulouvre.fr Antoine Watteau and the Art of Engraving – through October  11th Roads of Arabia, Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – through September 27th Joseph Kosuth, Neither Appearance Nor Illusion – through December 31st Méroé, Un Empire sur le Nil – through September 6th   Musée d’Orsay – www.musee-orsay.fr Photography Not Art, through September 1st Everyone is a Collector! – through November 30th   Grand Palais – www.grandpalais.fr What the Dinosaurs Ate – through September 1st Maison Europeenne de la Photographie – www.mep-fr.org Photographie de la Nouvelle Russie – through August 29th Anna et Bernhard Blume – through August 29th Aki Kuroda, Cosmogarden New York City – through August 29th Un Elève de l’Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne – through August 29th Holger Trulzsch – through August 29th Pinacothèque de Paris – www.pinacotheque.com Edvard Munch – The Anti-Scream – through August 8th Musée du Quai Branly – www.quaibranly.fr Fleuve Congo – through October 3rd 10 Years of the Pavillon des Sessions – through August 30th Musée Marmottan – www.marmottan.com Monet et l’Abstraction – through September 26th   Centre Georges Pompidou – www.centrepompidou.fr Etienne-Martin, Collections of the Centre Pompidou – through September 23rd Valérie Jouve – through September 13th   Musée des Arts et Decoratifs – www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr History of Ideal Contemporary Fashion: Volume 70-80 – through October 10th Animail – through November 30th La Belle Epoque de Jules Chéret – through November 7th   La Maison Rouge – www.lamaisonrouge.org Jean de Maximy – through September 26th Voyage dans ma Tête – through September 26th Peter Buggenhout – through September 26th   Petit Palais -Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris Rétrospective Yves Saint Laurent – Final Days – through August 29th   Centre Nationale du Costume  de Scène – www.cncs.fr Vestiare de Divas de Maria Callas à Dalida – through December 31st   Musée d’Histoire Natural  du Havre – www.mnhn.fr Chauves-souris – through October 24th Très Toucher & Touche Atout – through October 24th   Music Venues – Highlights of August Casino de Paris – www.casinodeparis.fr 1 – 7  Fame Paris Events in AUGUST Soirée Oenologique du 114 Faubourg 2 Clos Lalfert (Pays de l’Hérault) descends upon Le Hotel Bristol at the invitation of Head Sommelier, Marco Pelletier, for a special menu of wine. Cinéma en Plein Air – Open Air Cinema Enjoy taking in a movie in the open lawn of Parc de la Villette – through August 22nd Paris Plage – let the sun shine in! The banks of the Seine are transformed to the south of France – complete with sand and palm trees! – through August 20th Rock en Seine Let your hair down with the infamous music festival featuring everyone from Paolo Nutini to Massive Attack – August 27th – 29th Shakespeare and Company 16 Andrew Kauffman reads from his novel, The Waterproof Bible – 7pm   Lisa Buros Your Paris Experience   If you know of other special events in Paris, or if you would like to have your event featured in this monthly column please send an email to Lisa at:  [email protected] Your Paris Experience is pleased to offer the Premium Members of BonjourParis.com offer a 10% discount on the public price of all services. Paris Shuttle is the leading provider of pre-bookable airport transfers in Paris. Book your airport transfer with Paris-Shuttle.com and save up to 30%.
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