Events and exhibitions

Yves Saint Laurent Museum Paris

Of the 130 museums in Paris, no less than seven of them relate to the world of fashion. This one was created by the Foundation Pierre Bergé — Yves Saint Laurent and is located in the headquarters of the YSL haute couture house from 1974 to 2002, the year the house closed and was […]

Corot – The painter and his models

Exhibition from Feb 8th to July 8th 2018


The lovely Marmottan Monet Museum presents (until July 8) a rare display of intimate paintings of one of the great French masters of the 19th century.

Camille Corot (1796-1875) was mostly known and trained in the neoclassical style which featured landscapes and traditional themes. But he was also […]

Best Paris Museums for Porcelain

If you are interested in porcelain, you will recognize the name Sèvres, a virtual synonym for exquisite porcelain ever since its factory was created in 1740. You might not know that in the same suburb of the same name, Sèvres, there is an amazing museum devoted to many of the different forms of ceramics […]

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Claude Monet, Collector

If your love of Claude Monet’s art is sufficiently intense, you might wonder what sort of art the master collected for himself. Answers are available in an unusual exposition at the Marmottan Monet Museum in Paris, until January 14: “Monet Collectionneur.”
Comprised of over 100 paintings, several sculptures, drawings and prints (including an assortment of […]

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The Hansen’s Secret Garden

Between 1916 and 1918, an astute Danish businessman indulged a personal passion for French art and amassed a collection of exceptional works of French artists ranging from Camille Corot to Paul Gauguin. Part of the collection, about 40 works, is on loan and can be seen until January 22 at the Jacquemart Andre Museum […]

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Pastel works from Degas to Redon Paris exhibition

September 15th 2017 to April 8th 2018

Between drawing and painting, pastel works are a form of art which are less known to most audiences. They are faster to make than paintings but extremely fragile to both light and vibrations, harder to conserve, hence the reason why we see much less of them in exhibitions. Because they are […]

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Christian Dior, 70 Years of Creation

From July 5th 2017 to January 7th 2018, at the Museum of Decorative Arts

The Decorative Arts Museum of Paris is celebrating the contributions of Christian Dior (1905-1957) to the world of fashion, through a retrospective of his creations. It is an occasion to explore the world of the founder while reviewing the legacy of […]

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The Jazz in Vienne Festival

Dates: June 29th to July 13th 2017
For jazz music lovers, there are quite a few festivals taking place every year in France. Out of dozens, three are major, in terms of reputation, programs, performers and atmosphere: the Django Festival near Paris, the Jazz in Marciac Festival, and the Jazz in Vienne Festival. The latter […]

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The Avignon Theater Festival

July 6th to 26th 2017, Avignon, France
For those unaware of it, the theater festival of Avignon is the national main event of theater, and one of the most important international theater festivals, period, in a country long considered one of the world centers of literature and drama. Many say it is comparable only to […]

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Pissarro at Eragny – Nature Regained

Camille Pissarro moved from Pontoise to Eragny in the Oise department, just north of Gisors, in 1884. On the same Epte River that passes through Giverny, Eragny became Pissarro’s home for the rest of his life, nearly two decades, where he produced nearly 400 works. It was where he embraced and developed pointillism in […]

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