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Hotel Biron - Rodin Museum @Sylvia Davis

Reopening of the Hôtel Biron

Musée Rodin

Nov 12, 2015 - Nov 12, 2016

The eagerly awaited reopening of the Hôtel Biron after renovation allows for the renewed enjoyment of nearly 300 works from Rodin’s collection...

Courtesy of Musee des Arts Decoratif

Barbie Exhibition, Les Arts Decoratif

Musée des Arts décoratifs

March 10 - September 18

The Museum of Decorative Arts, known for its design, fashion, toy and advertising collections host an exhibition dedicated to the iconic American doll Barbie. The show will include more than 700 dolls, dating from Barbie's first appearance in 1959, dolls and gowns from the museum collection, works by contemporary artists alongside newspapers, photos and videos which all aim to contextualise the history of Barbie. The exhibition aims to highlight the little known historical heritage of Barbie, presenting the brand through the…

Courtesy of Art Ludique

The Art of Blue Sky Studio Exhibition

Musee Art Ludique

March 25 - September 18

A one of a kind exhibition by Blue Sky Studios – the animation team behind the beloved Ice Age franchise will see over 800 pieces of artwork exhibited at Art Ludique-Le Musée beginning on March 25. This unique collection of drawings, paintings, and sculptures celebrates the origins and evolution of the cherished Ice Age characters Scrat, Sid, Manny, and Diego. The exhibition showcases the studio’s artists and filmmakers through numerous interviews and video clips, and includes a remastered presentation of…

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Chartres en Lumières: 13th Festival of Light in Chartres

Office de Tourisme de Chartres

April 11 - October 8

Chartres en Lumières 2016 is a wonderful opportunity to see the beautiful sights and monuments of Chartres lit up, bringing the streets of Chartres to life at night. Located just one hour from Paris, Chartres is part of the LUCI, an organisation which promotes urban light shows and festivals in towns across France. These unique events allow visitors to see and explore the heritage, monuments and cultural venues of France's cities in a new light. Twenty-six monuments will be highlighted by spectacular light…

Photo : Nobuyoshi Araki, Shijyo Tokyo (Tokyo, sentiment poétique), 1996, impression directe RP ultérieure, H. 40 cm ; L. 60 cm, Taka Ishii Gallery © Nobuyoshi Araki / Courtesy Taka Ishii Gallery

Nobuyoshi Araki Exhibition at the Musee Guimet

Guimet Museum

April 13 - September 5

The Musee Guimet presents an exhibition on the seminal Japanese photographic artist Nobuyoshi Araki. This not-to-miss show is one of the most important exhibitions of Araki's work in France yet. Araki is famous worldwide for his contemporary Japanese photography, which famously feature women bound according to the ancestral rules of Kinbaku – the Japanese art of bondage – a practice going back to the 15th century. Over 50 years of Araki's work from 1965 - 2016 will be on display, with 400 significant photographs selected…

Courtesy of La Villette

James Bond, 007 The Exhibition

Grande Halle de la Villette

April 16 - September 4

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the most famous spy in the world, La Villette presents James Bond, 007 the exhibition, which promises to be the biggest cultural event this spring. The show will bring the bond saga to life, presenting 50 years of Bond Style through over 500 original objects from the world famous spy’s world including an Aston Martin, suits, gadgets, sketches, photos of shootings. Exclusives pieces from the Spectre franchise will also be on display, including James…

© Serge-Decoster, Vaux-le-Vicomte

Candlelight evenings at Chateau Vaux le Vicomte

Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

May 7 - October 1

Every year over summer, The 17th century Château Vaux le Vicomte extends its opening hours, allowing visitors to experience the wonders of the château and its beautful French gardens by the flickering light of over 2,000 candles. Visitors will experience the historic château in a new light, which promises an evening of romance and enchantment. The estate will also host a new illuminated walking tour for 2016's events, visitors will be accompanied by actors bringing historical characters to life. Image ©Serge-Decoster, Vaux-le-Vicomte

Image courtesy of © Des Mots & Des Arts 2012

Climb to the top of the Tour Saint-Jacques this Summer

Tour Saint-Jacques

June 9 - September 25

Take the unique opportunity to climb the historic 16th century Tour Saint-Jacques this summer. The spectacular gothic style monument was built in the 4th arrondissement of Paris between 1509 and 1523 and is a historic part of Paris's skyline. Originally built as a bell tower for the Saint-Jaques Church, which was sold to the Revolution as a quarry and later destroyed, the tower is all that remains on the site. Access to the top of the historic monument is usually closed, however this…

Musée du quai Branly, garden

Le Jardin des Contes at Musée du Quai Branly

Musée du Quai Branly

June 26 - August 31

Relax in the endless sun and enjoy the abundant greenery of summer in the heart of Paris at Le Jardin des Contes. The 2016 garden embraces the culture of the Pacific, in homage to the current exhibition 'Matahoata: Arts and Society in the Marquesas Islands'. The gardens, situated in the the center of the Musée du quai Branly welcome families and friends to enjoy a huge range of events including: Interactive workshops: A Polynesian Tiki Tattoo Design Workshop invites families to design their own unique tattoo design using…

Essoyes School

Writing from the Heart Workshop in Champagne Country

Writing from the Heart Workshop in Champagne Country

August 6 - October 8

Writing from the Heart...in the Heart of France is designed to help writers—as well as those who think of themselves (so far) as non-writers—discover (or rediscover) the joy of writing... With expert guidance and encouragement from instructor Janet Hulstrand (a BP contributor)-- and along with a small, nurturing group of others-- this workshop/retreat will help you “find the time, the courage, and the inspiration to write about whatever is most important TO YOU...” Just a little over 2.5 hours from Paris, Essoyes…

l'orangerie by Flavio Ensiki/Flickr

Festival de l’Orangerie de Sceaux

Orangerie Festival Sceaux

August 13 - September 18

Festival de l'Orangerie de Sceaux returns for 2016 with a host of talented musicians, composers and artists. Set in the beautiful l'Orangerie du Domaine de Sceaux, the festival provides the perfect setting to sit back and enjoy the spectacular compositions. The former property of Jean-Baptiste Colbert (minister of Louis XIV), l'Orangerie du Domaine de Sceauxand is known for its rich architectural and landscape heritage. The 47th edition of the Festival de l'Orangerie de Sceaux, directed by Jean-François Heisser, pays tribute to the celebrated German composer Robert…

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn dit Rembrandt Portrait du docteur Arnold Tholinx - 1656 Huile sur toile, 76 x 63 cm © Paris, Musée Jacquemart-André – Institut de France:Culturespaces-Musée Jacquemart-André

Rembrandt, the Decisive Years

Musée Jacquemart-André

Sep 16, 2016 - Jan 23, 2017

The exhibition retraces the main moments of the career of this major master. Presenting around 40 paintings, divided into three 'chapters' the exhibit looks at the three key stages in Rembrandt's creation, allowing the viewer to clearly grasp the evolution of this painter that dominated Dutch art in the 17th century. The first part centres around the Pilgrims at Emmaüs, in the Leyde period (1625-1631), the second on his triumphant years in Amsterdam (1631-1635) and finally his later work (1652-1669)…

car-free day in Paris

Une Journée sans Voiture: 2016 Car-Free Day in Paris

Various locations

September 25 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Following the success of last year's "Car-Free Day," the city of Paris is rolling out a second edition of the popular event. Paris will become virtually car-free on Sunday, September 25 from 11am to 6pm. Pedestrians will be able to discover the French capital without the traffic noise and congestion. The idea is to promote sustainability and to call attention to the dangerous levels of pollution in Paris. Check out our photo essay from last year's "Car-Free Day"! Traffic will be limited to pedestrians and…

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