The iconic (and to some, infamous) Centre Pompidou is 40 years old this year. To celebrate the brutalist building’s birthday, the Pompidou president Serge Lasvignes has organised a programme of exhibitions, shows, concerts and meetings across 40 French cities. The full programme of events can be found here at the special 40th anniversary website.
Considered by Cézanne as the first impressionist, Pissarro was one of the main pillars of the movement. This is his first monographic exhibition in Paris for more than 36 years. For more information visit the Marmottan website here.
The old masters and the newer impressionists feature in this extensive collection. Antique sculptures and paintings by Zurbarán, Tiepolo, Canaletto, Guardi and Goya can be seen alongside paintings and drawings by Toulouse-Lautrec, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Picasso, Van Dongen, Modigliani, Schiele, de Staël, Freud, Rothko and Barceló, as well as sculptures by Giacometti, Bourgeois and Richier. For more inforomation visit www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com/en/zurbaran-rothko
To mark the centenary of Rodin's death, the exhibition at the Grand Palais pulls in the collectors of his work and fellow artists of the time: Carpeaux, Bourdelle, Claudel and Picasso. For more information visit the Grand Palais website here.
An intriguing look at how landscapes as a pictorial form can go beyond the physical to give expression to inner feelings and spiritual quests. Featuring works by Gauguin, Denis, Monet, Hodler, Klimt, Munch, or Van Gogh, the visit creates a dialogue between secular, Catholic and Protestant mystical traditions. For more information visit the Musée d'Orsay website.
Enjoy the 17th century jardins a la Francaise by the light of 2,000 candles. Promises to be a thoroughly romantic experience. Fireworks are displayed every Saturday at 11pm. Book tickets online here.
Designed by Olivier Saillard and titled L'Œuvre au noir, the exhibition outside the Palais Galliera, which opens on Wednesday at the Bourdelle Museum in Paris, offers a special angle to discover the work of the Spanish master of black, Balenciaga. For more information visit The Musée Bourdelle website.
The Paris Air Show is the largest aviation and space event in the world. The week-long celebration of all-things-flying features exhibits from the most famous aviation and space programmes in the world, including NASA and Boeing. More information can be found on the Paris Air Show website.
Some of the 200 portraits painted by Paul Cezanne during his lifetime are being exhibited at the Musée d'Orsay until September. The collection includes a number of self portraits and and painting's of Cezanne's wife. For more information visit the Orsay website.
20 years after his first exhibition in Paris, David Hockney is returning to the Centre Pompidou in his 80th year. The exhibition will show his original works. For more information visit www.centrepompidou.fr/en
To celebrate the 70th birthday of the fashion house Dior, the creative directors have put together a fantastic exhibition of their most stylish pieces over the years. For more information visit the Musée des Arts Décoratifs website.