Museums

Museums

Revered for her voice and ability to enchant an audience, actress and singer Yolanda Gigliotti, better known as Dalida, possessed a unique star quality. In her mind, she was born to perform. After being...

“Never shall I forget the little faces of the children whose bodies turned into wreaths of smoke beneath a silent blue sky... even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself.” ...

Movies have a magic we don’t really get in any other art form. From Georges Mélies to George Lucas, the cinema appeals to children (and the child in us all). The French Cinémathèque is...

I never imagined I would spend two hours wandering in fascination and admiration among a display of kimonos and related materials and artworks – but indeed I did a few weeks ago when I...

Consider the current state of the world. Anti Semitism and antipathy towards Muslims, immigrants, refugees and others have become more blatant both on the streets and in the halls of government. Violence against minorities is...

The words “fragrant” and “railway station” don’t usually go hand in hand. (Odors, on the other hand, are a different story. And we're not talking about the sweet smell of freshly baked croissants.) But a...

The name of Chinese artist Walasse Ting may not be familiar, but the Musée Cernuschi has mounted an exhibition of his work, “Walasse Ting – Le Voleur de Fleurs” (“The Flower Thief”), through February...

The Bonjour Paris editorial team recently requested reader submissions with memories from first trips to Paris. We were overwhelmed with wonderful responses, which we are publishing in a special series. (Read other installments here.) Below,...

This is not the first time that the Centre Pompidou has exhibited Cy Twombly’s works—there were big exhibitions in 1988 and 2004—but this retrospective is a blockbuster: the most important Twombly expo ever staged in...
The boutique at the Musée Picasso

With its boutique-lined streets and elegant department stores, Paris is truly a shopping mecca. Among designer stores and historic markets, museum shops can easily get overlooked, but there are several that are worth exploring. Note...
Grand Musée du Parfum

The highly anticipated new perfume museum opens on December 22 in Paris and it’s as elegant as its setting on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Just across from Le Bristol, the museum occupies the historic mansion...

A new landmark exhibition at the Petit Palais honors the life and work of the famed Irish writer Oscar Wilde. Featuring over 200 exhibits, including original manuscripts and drawings, Oscar Wilde: Insolence Incarnate is...