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La Bohème, opera by Puccini   - From Sunday, November 30 2014 to Tuesday, December 30 2014

La Bohème, opera by Puccini
Carefree youth…

Two young men in their prime are set to take over the world with their painting, poetry or philosophy.

They are young, happy-go-lucky characters, living in a small box-room without much money, dreaming of glory.

But then Mimi enters their...

Les Gobelins in the Age of Enlightenment. A Golden Age of Royal Manufacturing, exhibition  - From Tuesday, April 8 2014 to Sunday, January 18 2015

Les Gobelins in the Age of Enlightenment. A Golden Age of Royal Manufacturing, exhibition
At the sharp end of the tapestry needle.

In this exhibition, the Galerie des Gobelins presents the tapestries woven at the Gobelins tapestry manufactory during the 18th century, accompanied by painted...

Paris liberated, Paris photographed, Paris exhibited, exhibition  - From Tuesday, June 10 2014 to Sunday, February 1 2015

Paris liberated, Paris photographed, Paris exhibited, exhibition
The liberation of Paris, in images.

On 10 November 1944, France - and the Allies - were still fighting, Paris has just been liberated and the first exhibition on the Liberation was inaugurated at the Carnavalet Museum. Nearly three quarters of a century later, the...

Swedish Wooden Toys, exhibition  - From Thursday, June 19 2014 to Sunday, January 11 2015

Swedish Wooden Toys, exhibition
A Swedish childhood.

In 1987, the toy department of the Museum of Decorative Arts presented an exhibition on wooden toys from all countries and all eras. In 2010, the toy gallery invited top company Vilac to celebrate the 100th anniversary of wooden toys from the Jura. These two...

Contemporary Jaurès, 1914-2014, exhibition  - From Wednesday, June 25 2014 to Tuesday, March 31 2015

Contemporary Jaurès, 1914-2014, exhibition
Year of Jaurès.

Born of a partnership between the Centre for National Monuments and the Jean Jaurès Foundation, this exhibition takes the visitor from the time of his death to "Jaurès year", one hundred years...

Dali's Wall, exhibition  - From Thursday, September 11 2014 to Sunday, March 15 2015

Dali's Wall, exhibition
Surrealism meets street art.

For its next exhibition, the Espace Dali has invited street artists to take over the space. Twenty artists imagine an encounter with Salvador Dali, drawing inspiration for their original works from Dali's creative and crazy imagination...

Perugino, Raphael's master, exhibition  - From Friday, September 12 2014 to Monday, January 19 2015

Perugino, Raphael's master, exhibition
Master of the Renaissance.

Regarded by his contemporaries as one of the finest Italian painters, during the last decades of the fifteenth century and early sixteenth century, Perugino (1450-1523) initiated a new way...

Roman Vishniac. From Berlin to New York, 1920-1975, exhibition  - From Wednesday, September 17 2014 to Sunday, January 25 2015

Roman Vishniac. From Berlin to New York, 1920-1975, exhibition
A lost world.

Bringing together some 220 works, this exhibition aims to re-evaluate the photographic work of Roman Vishniac as a whole, from his beginnings in Berlin to the post war years in the USA.

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Niki de Saint Phalle, exhibition  - From Wednesday, September 17 2014 to Monday, February 2 2015

Niki de Saint Phalle, exhibition
Voluptuous figures.

Known above all for her series entitled "Nanas", which recall the voluptuous forms of Botero. Through these forms, Niki de Saint Phalle took a position against the pre-1970s Read more about Niki de Saint Phalle, exhibition

Emile Bernard (1868-1941), exhibition   - From Wednesday, September 17 2014 to Monday, January 5 2015

Emile Bernard (1868-1941), exhibition
Vision of Egypt.

A painter, printmaker, but also an art critic, writer and poet, Emile Bernard was a major figure in the development of modern art. In the late 1880s he inaugurated the cloisonniste style, which was to be very important to Gauguin and Van Gogh, but also to...

Downwind of Art Brut 2: the De Stadshof Collection, exhibition  - From Wednesday, September 17 2014 to Sunday, January 4 2015

Downwind of Art Brut 2: the De Stadshof Collection, exhibition
Key figures in art brut.

For its major autumn exhibition when art brut seems to be everywhere, the Halle Saint Pierre presents the De Stadshof collection for the first time in...

The Borgias and their time. From Leonardo da Vinci to Michelangelo, exhibition  - From Wednesday, September 17 2014 to Sunday, February 15 2015

The Borgias and their time. From Leonardo da Vinci to Michelangelo, exhibition
A holy family.

The Borgia family became notorious as many charismatic members of the family became statesmen or popes. Their bad reputation fascinated many over the centuries. Authors as diverse as Victor Hugo and Alejandro Jodorowsky wrote about the Borgias. The recent television...

Impression, Sunrise. The true story of the masterpiece by Claude Monet, exhibition  - From Thursday, September 18 2014 to Sunday, January 18 2015

Impression, Sunrise. The true story of the masterpiece by Claude Monet, exhibition
Spotlight on one work.

Impression: Sunrise was a major work for the Impressionist movement, especially because it gave the movement its name and was instrumental in spreading its influence. The Marmottan Monet Museum has organised an exhibition focusing on...

Japan through the seasons, exhibition  - From Friday, September 19 2014 to Sunday, January 4 2015

Japan through the seasons, exhibition
Four seasons culture.

Representations of nature (flowers, birds, landscapes) in Japan are not simply decorative, but are always associated with symbolism established by poets Read more about Japan through the seasons, exhibition

Animals on the wall! The Great Gallery of Evolution celebrates 20 years, at the Petit Palais, exhibition  - From Saturday, September 20 2014 to Sunday, January 4 2015

Animals on the wall! The Great Gallery of Evolution celebrates 20 years, at the Petit Palais, exhibition
A menagerie of marvels.

These two institutions, separated for centuries by the scientific reasons that kept their collections distinct from one other, will now come together in this exhibition as part of the twentieth anniversary of the Great Gallery of Evolution at the Read more about Animals on the wall! The Great Gallery of Evolution celebrates 20 years, at the Petit Palais, exhibition

Marcel Duchamp, paintings, exhibition  - From Wednesday, September 24 2014 to Monday, January 5 2015

Marcel Duchamp, paintings, exhibition
Avant garde.

For some, Marcel Duchamp alone represents modernity in art, and his status as an artist is no longer questioned or challenged. He introduced radical change into the art world with his "ready-mades", effectively killing off painting. However he himself was originally,...

From Ingres to Polke, 7 masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts in Nantes, exhibition  - From Wednesday, October 1 2014 to Sunday, January 11 2015

From Ingres to Polke, 7 masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts in Nantes, exhibition
Travelling art.

Originally hailed for its temporary exhibitions, the Petit Palais also contains an outstanding permanent collection, as it is part of the Museum of Fine Arts in the city of Paris. To attract more attention to this section, each year a guest museum, whose collections are...

Hokusai, exhibition  - From Wednesday, October 1 2014 to Sunday, January 18 2015

Hokusai, exhibition
It's now or never.

A protean artist with an extravagant personality, Hokusai was a bold artist who changed his signature some fifty times. He left us a body of work that is both abundant and varied including The great wave off Kanagawa which is probably the most...

The Kama Sutra: spirituality and eroticism in Indian art, exhibition  - From Thursday, October 2 2014 to Sunday, January 11 2015

The Kama Sutra: spirituality and eroticism in Indian art, exhibition
Empire of the senses.

Written in the 4th century AD and attributed to a Brahmin, the Kama Sutra is one of the most important medieval Hindu Read more about The Kama Sutra: spirituality and eroticism in Indian art, exhibition

Drawings of the Studio Ghibli: the Layout secrets of understanding Takahata and Miyazaki, exhibition  - From Saturday, October 4 2014 to Sunday, March 1 2015

Drawings of the Studio Ghibli: the Layout secrets of understanding Takahata and Miyazaki, exhibition
A first in Europe for Ghibli.

Fans of Miyazaki and Isao Takahata will be delighted with this exceptional exhibition dedicated to the world of Studio Ghibli, famous for its animated films including My Neighbour Totoro, Grave of the Fireflies, The Castle in...

The Mayas, three thousand years of civilisation, exhibition  - From Tuesday, October 7 2014 to Sunday, February 8 2015

The Mayas, three thousand years of civilisation, exhibition
The mysterious golden cities.

Like the Incas and Aztecs, the Mayas continue to fascinate us. This ancient civilisation was very advanced in various fields: architecture, astronomy, writing, art and mathematics, for example. The Quai Branly Museum devotes a large Read more about The Mayas, three thousand years of civilisation, exhibition

François Truffaut, exhibition   - From Wednesday, October 8 2014 to Sunday, January 25 2015

François Truffaut, exhibition
And... action!

Drawing on the archives relating to François Truffaut, given by the French Cinémathèque by his family, the exhibition traces the career of this great filmmaker. The exhibition includes annotated scenarios, marked up manuscripts, correspondence, handwritten...

The Dance of Forms, Textiles by Samiro Yunoki, exhibition   - From Wednesday, October 8 2014 to Monday, January 12 2015

The Dance of Forms, Textiles by Samiro Yunoki, exhibition
Decorative motifs.

Samiro Yunoki was born in Tokyo in 1922, in Tabata, a district popular with artists and writers. Coming from a family of artists, he was naturally interested in studying art, aesthetics and history at Tokyo University, before his studies were interrupted by the...

Saint Louis, exhibition   - From Wednesday, October 8 2014 to Sunday, January 11 2015

Saint Louis, exhibition
A great Christian king.

Born on April 25, 1214, Louis IX became King of France at the age of 12, reigning from 1226 to his death in 1270. He was canonized in 1297. This anniversary of the birth of St. Louis is not so much a solemn event than a reflection on his life....

Latifa Echakhch, exhibition   - From Wednesday, October 8 2014 to Monday, January 5 2015

Latifa Echakhch, exhibition
A work without dogma.

For over ten years, the Pompidou Centre has hosted the winners of the Marcel Duchamp Prize for an annual exhibition that is both personal and unprecedented for each of these artists, in the Espace 315.

Latifa Echakhch was the recipient of the Marcel...

The new events in Paris

Paris: disappeared, restored, exhibition  - From Thursday, December 13 2012 to Thursday, December 31 2015

Paris: disappeared, restored, exhibition
Underneath the city lie traces of the past.

The archaeological crypt at Notre-Dame has undergone an extensive renovation programme. A new exhibition dedicated to the history of Paris invites visitors to discover the remains preserved in the crypt, setting them in...

Red and Black. Greek Vases from the Luynes Collection, exhibition  - From Monday, October 28 2013 to Saturday, October 31 2015

Red and Black. Greek Vases from the Luynes Collection, exhibition
Exceptional Greek vases.

The Duke of Luynes's personal collection, which includes several Greek vases of exceptional quality, was given to the French National Library in 1862. Indeed, the collector gathered a fine selection of vases decorated with figures, mostly from...

France - China: 1964-2014, 50 years of diplomatic relations  - From Wednesday, January 1 2014 to Wednesday, December 31 2014

France - China: 1964-2014, 50 years of diplomatic relations
A bridge between two cultures.

In 1964, France and China officially entered into a diplomatic relationship. A brief, sober statement that in this period of Cold War was surprising for the audacity of this...