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.
Take a guided tour up the 16th-century Gothic gem which is one of Paris's best-kept secrets. Available every hour from 10am to 5pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays - open for five months a year. Tour duration: 50 minutes.
The first ever exhibition in France dedicated to the life of the Buddha and the spread of Buddhism in Asia shines the spotlight on the rich iconography and stylistic traditions applied to representations of the religious leader.
From the floating trains favoured by courtiers to plunging backlines, 'Back Side' at the Musée Bourdelle explores fashion’s attempts to accentuate hips, contour silhouettes and bare shoulders over the centuries – all from behind!
Bringing together a community of artists, botanists and philosophers, the Fondation Cartier looks at the latest scientific research on trees, revealing their beauty and biological wealth as they are threatened by deforestation.
Did you miss the sold-out Gustav Klimt show at the Atelier des Lumières? Now’s your chance to check out this exceptional sound-and-light experience, an immersive journey into Klimt’s art. For a limited time, just 29 evenings in August and October, the show will return. Dates: August 1- 24, and October 25- November 2 (except Sundays). Reserve here: https://atelier-lumieres.tickeasy.com/fr-FR/accueil
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
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.
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
Nope, your eyes don't deceive you: this strapping Adonis is dressed pate to toe in cocoa couture! Sadly, the Salon du Chocolat fashion show's scrummy togs are off-limits. But with 500 chocolatiers peddling ganache-laden treats, there’s plenty for chocoholics to sink their teeth into.
Visitors will soon be able to explore the completely renovated museum at the foot of Paris's Montparnasse Tower. The redesign sees the exhibition space reorganised to better you on a journey to the heart of the French postal service, from post boxes and pigeons (!) to stamps. Image © Musée de la poste / thierry debonnaire
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.