This area is a unique space for actively experimenting and exploring offers a series of fun and educational activities divided into five thematic areas. The three major themes focus on the development of the child and their physical, cognitive and spatial skills. Image credit: S.Sonnet-EPPDCSI
Step inside the universe of Vincent Van Gogh in an immersive, sensory exhibit at L’Atelier des Lumières. Running until December 31, 2019, the show is wildly popular. We recommend booking tickets online in advance. For 35 minutes, walk through the beautiful paintings of Van Gogh, projected on the walls of this old iron foundry dating from the 19th century. Photo credit © Culturespaces / S. Lloyd, atelier-lumieres.com
The big new exhibition at the Museum in the Jardin des Plantes plunges us into the depths of the ocean. This territory, which covers 71% of the Earth's surface, nurtures extraordinary biodiversity… Over an immersive route, explore unusual environments and discover species with amazing characteristics.
More than 20 years after his last monographic show, the Centre Pompidou devotes a vast exhibition to Francis Bacon, with paintings from 1971 to 1992, exploring the influence of literature on his work. Image © Francis Bacon, Centre Pompidou
This exhibition is a fantastic chance to rediscover the great classics of British art from a key period in the history of painting in England (namely the 1760s to around 1820), which are all too rarely exhibited in France.
Discover one of the most precious (and little-known) private collections of Renaissance art in the world, the Alana Collection, with more than 75 pieces by Italian masters from Fra Angelico to Tintoretto. Image credit: Musée Jacquemart-André
The Musée d’Orsay looks at how, through Degas’s entire career, the opera was a recurring theme in his work – not just the dancers, singers and musicians, but also the stage, boxes, foyers and studios. Image © Musée d’Orsay
The Maison Balzac takes a look at the systematic lampooning of the writer, Balzac, by the press and his lasting friendship with caricaturist Grandville.
Explore Toulouse-Lautrec's desire to represent time and ‘freeze the moment’. This outstanding exhibition is produced in collaboration with the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée de l’Orangerie, with the exceptional support of the City of Albi and the Musée Toulouse-Lautrec.
Head to La Conciergerie, where she spent her final days, to discover how the queen’ image has become ingrained in our culture. ‘Marie Antoinette: Metamorphoses of an Image’ sheds new light on her portrayal over the centuries.
In the first major exhibition dedicated to El Greco, the Grand Palais charts the Venetian artist's pioneering career at the crossroads between tradition and modernity.
Of course, the Louvre is going all out with an immense gathering of the works and ideas of the great Renaissance genius - Leonardo da Vinci. Beware: in anticipation of unprecedented demand, admission is by reservation only, with a specific time slot. Image © Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN - Grand Palais - Angèle Dequier
The Jardin des Plantes Light Festival is back with ‘Océan en voie d'illumination’, a deep-dive into our endangered seabed. Featuring a sparkling menagerie of 50 monumental lantern-style installations.
Following 8 record-breaking years in London’s West End, having played in 11 countries around the world to over 7 million people, the acclaimed play WAR HORSE will be arriving in France at La Seine Musicale. Audiences take a journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. The box office will open on June 5.