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September 15, 2017
April 08, 2018
Focus on pastel

PARIS. The exhibition “The Art of Pastel, from Degas to Redon” gives a overview of pastel use by artists from Impressionism to Symbolism movements such as Berthe Morisot, Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Emile-René Ménard, Odilon Redon and James Tissot. Some 130 works are on display, most of them dating from 1850 to 1914 and they illustrate the resurgence of pastel in the second half of the 19th century. They come from the museum’s collection but as these works are very fragile and sensitive to light, some of them are presented for the first time. Petit Palais. Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm, till 9pm on Friday. Admission : €10 / €8. Information : 0153434000
www.petitpalais.paris.fr
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September 15, 2017
January 22, 2018
Impressionist collection

PARIS. The exhibition “Hansen’s secret garden” present a selection of over forty Impressionist and post-impressionist paintings coming from the Ordrupgaard Collection assembled by Danish couple Henry and Wilhelm Hansen during the first half of the 20th century. It features masterpieces and lesser known works by the most famous Impressionist painters such as Gauguin, Monet, Renoir, Pissaro, Sisley, Cézanne, Degas and Berthe Morizot as well as works by Danish artists from the same period. Musée Jacquemard-André. 158 boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris. Open every day from 10am to 6pm, till 8.30pm on Monday. Admission : €13.50 / €10.50. Information : 0145621159
www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com
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September 21, 2017
January 29, 2018
Irving Penn retrospective

PARIS. On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Irving Penn, the Grand Palais hosts the first major retrospective of the American photographer’s work in France since his death. Through more than 230 photographs arranged thematically and chronologically as well as a selection of his drawings and paintings, it traces his seventy-year career and look at all genres he worked in: fashion, still life, portraits, nudes and beauty. Grand Palais. Place Clémenceau, 75008 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from 10am to 8pm, till 10pm on Wednesday. Closed on December 25th. Admission : €13 / €9. Information : 0144131717
www.grandpalais.fr
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September 22, 2017
January 21, 2018
Icons of Pop Art

PARIS. The exhibition “Icons that Matter” presents more than sixty paintings, sculptures and prints from the Pop Art movement on loan from the Withney Museum of American Art in New York. Shown in France for the first time, highlighting the diversity of techniques employed, they were produced between the beginning of the 60s and the end of the 70s and include masterpieces by famous artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns and Jim Dine as well as works by artists little known in France. Musée Maillol. 61 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris. Open every day from 10.30am to 6.30pm, till 9.30pm on Friday. Admission : €13/ €11 / €5. Information : 0142225958
www.museemaillol.com
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October 03, 2017
January 21, 2018
Equatorial African Art

PARIS. The exhibition “Native Forests” presents works by artists from Fang, Kota, Tsogo and Punu tribes who live in the region encompassing the Gabonese Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Southern Cameroon and the West of the Republic of Congo. Having a great wood work tradition, they produced superb sculpture linked to the Cult of Ancestors and spirit masks made of wood sometimes associated with metal. Most of the pieces on display date from the 19th century and the early 20th century. Musée du Quai Branly. 37 quai Branly, 75007 Paris. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 11am to 7pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 9pm. Closed on December 25th. Admission : €10 / €7. Information: 0156617000
www.quaibranly.fr
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October 04, 2017
February 04, 2018
Bourdelle masterpieces

PARIS. The exhibition “Bourdelle et l’Antique. Une passion moderne” sheds a new light on the inspiration sculptor Antoine Bordelle drew from Antiquity, especially from ancient Greek sculptures, and how he reinterpreted these works in comparison with other artists. For this purpose, eight of his most famous works produced between 1904 and 1914 are displayed alongside preparatory studies, ancient Greek sculptures and works by contemporary artists such as Picasso, Modigliani, Maillol, Cézanne and Matisse. Musée Bourdelle. 18 rue Antoine Bourdelle, 75015 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Admission : €8 / €6. Information : 0149547373
www.bourdelle.paris.fr
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October 04, 2017
January 29, 2018
Derain’s radical decade

PARIS. This exhibition looks at a major period in Derain’s career, the pre-WW1 decade 1904 – 1914, when the co-founder of Fauvism became one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. It features some of the most famous works by Derain, including those he produced in the summer of 1905 at Collioure, his series of views of London and his large-scale compositions of dancers and bathers. Centre Pompidou. Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from 11am to 9pm, till 11pm on Thursday. Admission : €14 / 11€ giving access to the permanent collection as well. Information : 0144781233
www.centrepompidou.fr
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October 11, 2017
Mars 05, 2018
A glimpse of MoMA’s collection

PARIS. The exhibition “Being Modern, MoMA in Paris” presents a selection of paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations, films and videos from the famous American Museum reflecting its history and collecting since its foundation in 1929. Works on display are very diverse and illustrate the various artistic movements of the 20th century. Unfortunately the selection mixes masterpieces by Picasso, Warhol, Matisse or Pollock and some of the most ridiculous pieces by contemporary artists that entered museums only by the will of influential people who bought their works and don’t want their value to plunge. Louis Vuitton Foundation. 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116 Paris. Open Monday to Friday from 11am to 8pm, till 9 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 9pm. Admission : €9 / €4. Information : 0140699600
www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr
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October 11, 2017
January 22, 2018
Gauguin the Alchemist

PARIS. This exhibition trace’s the artist’s entire career through more than 230 works and not only presents his famous paintings but also lesser known sculptures, ceramics, woodworks, drawings and engravings. Chronologically arranged, it looks at all his periods with focuses on his stays in Brittany and in French Polynesia. There are as well videos explaining his creative process how he worked and his capacity to transform materials. Grand Palais. Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris. Open Sunday, Monday and Thursday from 10am to 8pm, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 10pm. Closed on December 25thAdmission : €14 / €10. Information : 0144131717
www.grandpalais.fr
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November 14, 2017
April 01, 2018
Peru’s ancient civilizations

PARIS. The exhibition «Peru before the Incas» looks at the civilizations that flourished in Peru before Incas ruled the country through recent archaeological discoveries made, among others, at Huaca site near Trujillo and in the royal tombs of Sipán. Featuring some 300 objects, especially ceramics and gold jewels, it offers an insight into the origins, the culture, the belioefs and organization of power within the Chimú, Lambayeque, Cupisnique and Mochica societies Musée du Quai Branly. 37 Quai Branly, 75007 Paris. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday from 11am to 7pm, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 11am to 9pm, closed on Monday. Admission : €12 / €9. Information : 0156617000
www.quaibranly.fr
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January 07, 2018
Mars 18, 2018
Limoux Carnival

LIMOUX Running for about ten weeks, the Limoux carnival takes place every Saturday and Sunday as well as on Ash Tuesday and every day during its final week. It features various exhibitions and events, the main ones being the parades taking place through the old town at 11am, 4.30pm and 10pm. Playing traditional music and wearing spectacular dresses, the bands of revelers called guilds sing satire in the ancient Occitan language making fun of society and its rules.The carnival ends with the Nuit de la Blanquette when a straw effigy of the King Carnaval is burnt at the stake in the main square taking the blame for the sins people have committed during the festival. Information :
www.carnaval-limoux.com
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January 11, 2018
January 20, 2018
Flamenco festival

NIMES. One of the main events of this kind, Nimes’ flamenco festival gathers top flamenco Spanish stars as well as local young talents who give singing, guitar and dance performances. This year’s artists include La Fabi, Angel Munoz, Israel Galvan, Rafael Riqueni, David Carpio, Pepe de Pura, David Coria, Andres Marin and Mari Pena. The festival also features a series of conferences and exhibitions. Admission : €6 to €32 per performance. Information and bookings : 0466366500, 0466356510
theatredenimes.com/festival-flamenco/
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January 12, 2018
February 11, 2018
Hip-hop dance

SURESNES. NEAR PARIS. The Suresnes Cités Danse festival celebrates hip-hop dance for a whole month. It comprises more than thirty performances featuring twenty-two choreographers and about hundred dancers including internationally recognized ones such as David Drouard, Sonia Duchesne, Blanca Li, Andrew Skeels, Jann Gallois, Mourad Merzouki and Farid Berki. Théâtre de Suresnes Jean Villar. 16 place Stalingrad, 92150 Suresnes. Admission : from €15 to €28 per show. Information and bookings : 0146979810
www.suresnes-cites-danse.com
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January 13, 2018
April 08, 2018
Dunkirk carnival

DUNKERQUE. One of the craziest and most festive carnivals in Europe, the Carnaval de Dunkerque is also one of the longest as it runs over several months with events on weekends and certain weekdays. It features balls and processions of groups of revelers and musicians called “bandes” who are dressed up or wear yellow fishermen's coats, as the tradition dates back to the 17th century when ship owners held a feast for the fishermen and their families before the men departed for six months to fish off the coast of Iceland. The parades last around 4 hours and finish at the Town Hall where the crowds demand 'what they deserve', that is 450 kg of herrings which are traditionally thrown off the belfry. The party culminates in the “Trois Joyeuses”, on the Sunday, Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Information :
www.carnaval-de-dunkerque.info
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January 13, 2018
January 24, 2018
Sled dog race

ALPS. The Grande Odyssée (Great Odyssey) is a thousand km long international sled dog race that starts in Samoens, finishes in Bessans - Bonneval-sur-Arc and goes through the departments of Haute-Savoie and Savoie. The event also features a mid distance competition. Sixteen mushers coming from nine countries and more than 400 dogs participate in this edition and spectators can watch them at the departures and arrivals of each stages as well as from specific spots set up along the track. Information :
www.grandeodyssee.com
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January 16, 2018
January 21, 2018
Comedy film festival

L’ALPE D’HUEZ. ISERE DEPARTMENT. One of the leading comedy film festivals in Europe, the Alpe d'Huez Comedy Film Festival presents some of the best comic creations recently released and always features several movies’ premieres. It also comprises a full-length film and a short film competition. This festival has the particularity to be open to everyone. There is no admission price, no tickets to pick up, no invitations to request. Viewers just show up for the films, but space is limited on a first-come, first-served basis. Films are screened all day at the Palais des Sports et des Congrès and at the two movie theaters of the ski resort. Information :
www.festival-alpedhuez.fr
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January 17, 2018
January 21, 2018
Equestrian event

AVIGNON. Cheval Passion is now considered the third biggest equestrian event in Europe with over 250 exhibitors displaying their wares in six different buildings, activities and entertainment. It features the Crinières d’Or gala, a dressage competition that is the benchmark for international equestrian performance and draws an international crowd of connoisseurs and amateurs. Various shows and competitions are on the agenda as well as a pony club festival. Stud shows also present the different breeds of horses and organizers of equestrian performances come from all over Europe to see the latest offerings at the International Market for New Equestrian Performance Creations (MISEC). Cheval Passion. Parc des Expositions. 84000 Avignon. Open every day from 9am to 7pm. Admission : €13 / €10. Crinières d’Or shows at 8.30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, at 3pm on Saturday and Sunday. Admission : from €26 to €48. Information and bookings : 0892053005
www.cheval-passion.com
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