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January 30, 2018
January 06, 2019
Paintings from Afar

PARIS. Through 130 paintings from overseas lands produced when photography did not exist and when travel to such places was reserved to an elite, this exhibition underlines the evolution of the Western perception of distant populations, societies and territories. Featuring works by famous painters like Matisse and Gauguin as well as by much lesser known ones, it shows artists first succumbed to the temptation of exoticism where colour and light fuels dream of luxurious and exotic worlds before becoming closer to reality and taking up an almost documentary approach. Quai Branly Museum. 37 quai Branly, 75007 Paris. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 11am to 7pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 9pm. Admission : €10 / €7 Information : 0156617000
www.quaibranly.fr
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April 21, 2018
October 28, 2018
Modernism Untamed

ARLES. The exhibition «Hot Sun, Late Sun. Modernism Untamed» pursues a free exploration of the sun, understood as a metaphor interrogating the artists’ respective relationships on the one hand with the Mediterranean region, where they experimented a lot, and on the other with Modernism and Postmodernism. It brings together paintings by Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder, Etel Adnan, Giorgio de Chirico, Sigmar Polke, Germaine Richier and Joan Mitchell as well as by Adolphe Monticelli a lesser known recently rediscovered painter from Provence who inspired Vincent van Gogh. Fondation Vincent van Gogh. 35 ter rue du Docteur Fanton, 13200 Arles Open every day from 11am to 7pm. Admission : €9 / €7 / €4. Information :
www.fondation-vincentvangogh-arles.org
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May 12, 2018
December 01, 2018
Jazz in the vineyards

VAUCLUSE. Ten jazz concerts are held in vineyards or in wineries. Afterwards, spectators are offered wine tasting and toasts. Concerts are given by the Switch Trio at the Domaine Colline Saint Jean in Vacqueyras (May 12th), the Barend Middelhoff Quartet at Château Jonquier in Séguret (June 8th), the Noé Reine Trio at Domaine Berthet Rayne in Cairanne (June 30th), the Frédéric Viale Quartet at the Domaine Brusset in Cairanne (July 20th), the Tricia Evy Quartet at the Domaine Rabasse Charavin in Cairanne (August 4th), the Antonio Farao Trio in the old village of Cairanne (August 25th), the Frédéric Monino Quartet at the Cave Cooperative of Séguret (September 22nd), Jeb Patton and Dmitry Baevsky at Sérignan du Comtat (October 20th), Les Doigts de l’Homme band at Visan (November 10th) and the Cédric Chauveau Trio at the Cave Cooperative of Cairanne (December 1st). Admission : €16 per concert. Information and bookings:
www.jazzdanslesvignes.fr
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June 03, 2018
October 14, 2018
Ephemeral gardens

WESSERLING. ALSACE. A reminder of the textile industry in Alsace, the former Wesserling factory boasts one of the finest gardens in this region. Here, visitors can discover an English-style garden, Mediterranean terraces, a French-style garden and a kitchen garden. Every summer, the park hosts the "Festival des Jardins Métissés" (Mixed Gardens Festival), which invites experienced artists and students to create temporary plant-based works of art and to keep to a theme that is closely linked to the history of the Wesserling site. This year, the chosen theme is “Princesses and Samurais. Adventures in the Gardens of the Rising Sun” and visitors discover short-lived gardens made up of vegetables, fruits, textiles, aromatic plants and of course flowers. Parc de Wesserling - Musée Textile. Rue du Parc, 68470 Husseren-Wesserling. Open every day from 10 am till 6 pm, till 6.30pm on Sunday and in July - August. Admission : €9.50 / €5. Information : 0389382808
www.parc-wesserling.fr
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June 21, 2018
October 14, 2018
French artists in London

PARIS. Organised together with the Tate Gallery and previously shown in London, the exhibition ‘The Impressionists in London – French artists in exile, 1870-1904' presents the work of artists that left France and settled in the English capital during and after the Franco-Prussian War, the four-month siege of Paris and the uprising known as ‘the Commune’ that followed it. It brings together some one hundred works mostly produced in London by artists who for various reasons sought refuge there : Carpeaux, Tissot, Daubigny, Legros, Dalou, Pissarro, Monet, Sisley,... In spite of the exhibition title, Impressionist paintings only account for a small percentage of the works on display. Petit Palais. Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm, till 9pm on Friday. Admission: €13 / €11. Information : 0153434000
www.petitpalais.paris.fr
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September 07, 2018
October 07, 2018
Eclectic music festival

ORNE. “Septembre Musical” is a music festival that takes place over five weekends in various venues throughout the Orne department. It offers a musical journey flying past flamenco and oratorio, sailing by jazz and chamber music and gliding over contemporary dance and opera. This year edition includes an Offenbach opera, The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein, a gospel evening featuring Rhoda Scott and the Choirs of Maine University, Pinocchio, a jazz opera by Thierry Lalo, the Russian Choir of the Moscow Patriarchate rendering works of sacred music by great Russian composers, pianist François-Joël Thiollier playing works by Debussy, violinist Nicolas Dautricourt and the Normandy Regional Orchestra rendering works by Sibellus and Grieg, .... Admission : €8 to €30 per concert Information and bookings : 0233269999
www.septembre-musical.com
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September 09, 2018
September 23, 2018
Horse days

FRANCE. Taking place throughout France over three Sundays, the Journées du Cheval (Horse Days) features hundreds of events organized in equestrian centers. It includes free horse or pony riding for beginners, cart rides, shows as well many competitions. Information :
journeeducheval.ffe.com
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September 12, 2018
January 27, 2019
Mucha retrospective

PARIS. This exhibition dedicated to Alphonse Mucha traces the entire career of the Czech artist. Of course a large part focuses on his famous posters characterised by sinuous forms mixing young women, floral motifs, ornamental lines and pastel shades. A so called Mucha style that became synonymous with Art Nouveau. But the exhibition also looks at lesser known facets of his production. Decoration works, jewellery design, mystic paintings and historical works detached from all the European avant-garde artists, notably the Slavic Epic, a cycle of twenty monumental paintings. Musée du Luxembourg. 19 rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris. Open every day from 10.30am to 7pm, till 10pm on Friday. Closed on December 25th. Admission : €13 / €9. Information : 0140136200
museeduluxembourg.fr
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September 13, 2018
September 23, 2018
Evian Championship

EVIAN. ALPS. The Evian Championship is the first Major to be held in Continental Europe and in a non-English speaking country. The 120 best women golfers in the world compete from September 13th to 16th on the Evian Resort Golf Club18 holes course located between the Alpine summits and Lake Geneva that has been completely remodeled and has a total par value of 71. Players can be seen training from Monday 10th. Following on straight after the Major, girls and boys under 14 from seventeen nations participate in the Evian Championship Juniors Cup on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th. Then, the following weekend over 150 boys and girls aged between 8 and 12 compete in the Haribo Kid’s Cup. Admission : from €25 to €50 per day. Weekend pass : €40 / €80. 4 days pass : €70 / €140. Information and bookings :
www.evianchampionship.com
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September 16, 2018
September 23, 2018
Moselle Open

METZ. Several players ranked among the world’s Top 50 participate in the Moselle tennis open including French Richard Gasquet, Gilles Simon, Benoît Paire, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Lucas Pouille, Japanese Kei Nishikori, Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili, German Mischa Zverev and Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas. Les Arènes de Metz. 5 avenue Louis le Débonnaire, 57000 Metz. Admission : from €5 to €74 depending on the seat and the day. Week pass from €150 to €300. Information and bookings : 0387211417
www.moselle-open.com
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September 20, 2018
September 23, 2018
Icarus Cup

SAINT-HILAIRE DU TOUVET - LUMBIN. ISERE DEPARTMENT. A free flight festival, the Icarus Cup features aerial acrobatics, hot air balloons, paragliding and hang gliding competitions including a masquerade flight contest in which paraglider and hang glider pilots fly in costume to compete for prizes. But there are also live entertainment, street performances, children's activities as well as a film festival and an ultra light air sports trade fair bringing together over 200 worldwide manufacturers and second hand dealers. Information :
www.coupe-icare.org
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