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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...


Picasso. Sculptures.

Musée Picasso Paris

March 8 - August 28

In collaboration with the MoMA New York, this unique exhibit provides an opportunity to visit a slightly more complex aspect of Picasso's art, rarely studied in this type of event: the question of multiples in sculpture...

Berthe Morisot "Eugène Manet et sa fille dans le jardin de Bougival" 1881 - : Paris, musée Marmottan Monet Photo © Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris / The Bridgeman Art Library

Art and Children

Musée Marmottan Monet

March 10 - July 30

Fruit of the collaboration of historians with art experts, the exhibition “Art and the Children, Masterpieces of French Painting” retraces the story of the representation of the status of the child through time, from the 14th to the 20th centuries...

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…

courtesy of Philharmonie de Paris

The Velvet Underground Exhibition, Philharmonie de Paris

Philharmonie de Paris

March 30 - August 21

Philharmonie de Paris presents a seminal exhibition on The Velvet Underground to celebrate to famous ''Banana'' Album's 50th anniversary. This immersive, impressionistic and multimedia exhibition dives into the Velvet Underground world. The exhibition follows six stages of the bands history, delving through the bands influences, line up and music. At the same time, two weekends of tribute concerts will celebrate the mythical band which opened a new chapter in music history.

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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…

Nicole Kidman To die for

Gus Van Sant / Icons

Cinemathèque de Paris

April 20 - July 30

This is the first exhibition in France devoted to this paradoxical contemporary American filmmaker, photographer, and visual artist...

© 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

courtesy of © MNHN - F-G Grandin. Flamants roses © PicturesWild/Shutterstock.com

Apero Zoo at the Parc Zoologique de Vincennes

Parc Zoologique de Vincennes

June 2 - July 28

Join the Paris Parc Zoologique de Vincennes for nocturnal viewings, drinks and music. This summer, the park will stay open late every Thursday evening over June and July. Visitors can roam the zoo and view animals in their natural habitats at a time of day they are usually never seen, watch their evening rituals and behaviors and see the famous zoo in a new light, with commentaries from the knowledgeable staff. Quizzes and board games will be available and visitors are invited to picnic in…

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…

© 2016 Paris Jazz Festival

Paris Jazz Festival in the Parc Floral at the Bois de Vincennes

Bois de Vincennes

June 11 - July 31

The Paris Jazz Festival returns to The Parc Floral at The Bois de Vincennes for 2016. Concerts and performances will take place on the Delta stage every Saturday and Sunday from 4pm up until the closing night concert at 9pm on July 31st, The Jazz Barge will also host concerts on Sundays from 1.30 pm. The unique festival presents a different genre of Jazz each weekend, take a look below to see the program. Individual performance times and stages can be viewed…

Courtesy of La Nuit aux Invalides/Musee de l'Armee Invalides

La Nuit aux Invalides at The Hotel National des Invalides

Hôtel national des invalides

June 14 - August 27

La Nuit aux Invalides at the historic Hotel National des Invalides invites you to view the historic courtyard as you've never seen it before. The Hotel situated in the Musée de l'Armée, was originally created in the seventeenth century. The monument, commissioned by Louis XIV to house soldiers injured in battle is a master-piece in classical style, thanks to architect Liberal Bruant. Today, the Hotel des Invalides, is more than a listed buidling, it is a part of Paris's history and…

Image courtesy of © Maison Europeene de la Photographie

Une saison Bresilienne at Le Maison Europeene de la Photographie

Maison Européenne de la Photographie

June 15 - August 28

Immerse yourself in the cultural works of Brazil at the "Une saison Bresilienne" season at the Maison Europeene de la Photographie. The unique season features a series of exhibitions, film screenings, exclusive literature and events which explore the depth of creative works by artists inspired by Brazil. There will be works on display by seminal artists Marcel Gautherot, Joaquim Paiva, Celso Brendao and Vik Muniz. The series also features, the 'cycles' program, which is comprised of screenings of Brazilian documentaries and feature films. Films…

Official Poster © 2016, Shakespeare Garden Outdoor theater

Festival du Pré Catelan at the Théâtre De Verdure Du Jardin Shakespeare

Théâtre de verdure du Jardin

June 18 - August 14

What better place to bring friends and family together to view outdoor theater performances than the green gardens of the Théâtre De Verdure Du Jardin Shakespeare? The Shakespearean garden, nestled in the Bois de Boulogne's Pré Catelan, is built up of 5 thematic gardens; all themed around famous Shakespearean plays and features a magnificent outdoor theater which seats up to 400 people at any time. Festival du Pré Catelan which will see a  number of innovative theatre shows performed over the summer period including ''Weddings in Chekhov''…

Ahhh!!! Les Soldes.... by Patrick Subotkiewiez/Flickr

Les Soldes – Sale Season in France is on now!

Various Locations Across France

June 22 - August 2

The summer sales (Les Soldes) have begun, with high mark-downs in France's boutiques, shopping centers and stores. Until the 2nd of August, customers can get huge reductions on new stock ranging from 30-50% off, and often up to 70% off! France famously holds two extensive sale periods a year and Les Soldes can last for up to six weeks each time! During the season, shops in every region, including designer stores Chanel, Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton, mark-down new and current stock on the…

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…

© Rock en Seine

Rock en Seine Festival


August 26 - August 28

Since 2003, Rock en Seine festival sets up camp in a wonderful national park just outside Paris. The festival spans over three days of August, hosting over 65 incredible artists. The 2016 lineup, includes shows by seminal artists such as Iggy pop, The Last Shadow Puppets, Massive Attack, Foals and many more. Five scenes are arranged in a green French garden, where the audience can discover the best of rock, power pop, electro, folk. The event will also host exhibitions about it's artists,…

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)…

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