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September 11, 2019
January 20, 2020
Bacon and literature

PARIS. First retrospective dedicated to Francis Bacon to be held in Paris since two decades, the exhibition “Bacon: Books and Paintings” mainly looks at how literary figures influenced his work between 1971 and 1992. So, it not only presents sixty paintings including 12 triptychs and a series of portraits and self-portraits but also includes rooms where famous French actors such as Jean-Marc Barr, Hippolyte Girardot and Mathieu Amalric read texts coming from books in Francis Bacon’s library written by Nietzsche, Joseph Conrad, T.S. Eliot and so on. Centre Pompidou. Place George Pompidou, 75004 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from 11am to 9pm, till 11pm on Thursday. Admission : €15 / €12. Reservation required. Information :
www.centrepompidou.fr
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September 11, 2019
January 19, 2020
Naïve painters

PARIS. Through more than a hundred works, the exhibition “From the Douanier Rousseau to Séraphine” sheds light on naïve artists who renewed paintings in their own way, independently from the avant-garde movements, and produced brightly colored works. It presents canvases by the Douanier Rousseau and Séraphine but also from overlooked and so little-known artists such as André Bauchant, Camille Bombois, Ferdinand Desnos, Jean Ève, René Rimbert, Dominique Peyronnet and Louis Vivin. Musée Maillol. 61 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris. Open every day from 10.30am to 6.30pm, till 8.30pm on Friday. Admission : €13.50 / €11.50. Information : 0142225958
www.museemaillol.com
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September 11, 2019
January 16, 2020
The Golden Age of English Painting

PARIS. Through a selection of canvases lent by the Tate Britain, this exhibition highlights a key period in the history of painting in England, from the 1760s and the founding the Royal Academy of Arts to 1820. It mainly focuses on three painters : Joshua Reynolds, champion of historical classicism, Thomas Gainsborough who renewed the art of portraiture, and Turner, an outstanding landscape painter and a forefather of Impressionism. Musée du Luxembourg. 19 rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris. Open every day from 10.30am to 7pm, till 10pm on Monday. Admission : €13 / €9. Information : 0140136200
museeduluxembourg.fr
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September 12, 2019
January 26, 2020
The Figurative Mondrian

PARIS. Mostly known for his abstract works, Piet Mondrian also produced figurative paintings and drawings in the early stage of his career. This exhibition presents sixty-seven of them, half of which have never been shown in Paris before. It features landscapes, portraits and flower paintings marked by Impressionism, Luminism, the Fauves and Symbolism, all on loan from the Salomon Slijper Collection that owns the largest number of works by Mondrian in the world. Musée Marmottan. 2 rue Louis Boilly, 75016 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm, Thursday till 9pm. Admission : €12 / €8.50. Information : 0144965033
www.marmottan.fr
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September 13, 2019
January 20, 2020
Italian artworks

PARIS. The exhibition “The Alana Collection” presents seventy-five Italian paintings, sculptures and other artworks from the 15th to the 17th century on loan from this little-known but exceptional American private collection. Works on display features masterpieces by Fra Angelico, Uccello, Lippi, Bellini, Carpaccio, Tintoretto, Veronese, Bronzino and Gentileschi. Musée Jacquemart André. 158 boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris. Open everyday from 10am to 6pm, Monday till 8.30pm. Admission : €14.50 / €11.50. Information : 0145621159
www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com
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September 24, 2019
January 19, 2020
Degas at the Opera

PARIS. On the occasion of the 350th anniversary of the Paris Opera, this exhibition explores how this place became for the painter an incomparable source of inspiration. He sketched the Opera from every angle, from foyer to its private boxes, orchestra pit and rehearsal rooms as well those working there, dancers, singers, musicians and so on. Some of the young ballerinas even became his favorite models and he did many experiments concerning bold perspectives, framing, contrasts of lighting and representation of movement. Orsay Museum. 1 rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9.30am to 6pm, till 9.45pm on Thursday. Admission : €14 / €11. Information : 0140494814
www.musee-orsay.fr
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October 09, 2019
January 27, 2020
Toulouse-Lautrec retrospective

PARIS. Chronologically arranged, this vast and not-to-be missed retrospective presents more than 200 paintings and drawings illustrating all facets of Toulouse-Lautrec’s talent. Visitors can discover the different periods of his career, the themes and figures that inspired him, especially nightlife in Montmartre including dancers such as La Goulue and Jeanne Avril as well as brothels. Works on display also feature posters he produced for artists, dancers, singers he liked or were his friends and for cabarets he used to go. Grand Palais. 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from 10am to 8pm, till 10pm on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Admission : €15 / €11. Information : 0144131717
www.grandpalais.fr
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October 11, 2019
January 26, 2020
Charlie Chaplin and music

PARIS. Presenting Charlie Chaplin’s film extracts as well as art works, machines, scores and manuscripts, the exhibition “Charlie Chaplin, the one-man-band” looks at his production from a musical vantage points. It shows how dance, rhythm as well as the illusion of speech and sound were all rigorously orchestrated in each of his film. Visitors, and especially kids, can also dress as the little Vagabond and do the sounds effect for a silent movie. Philharmonie de Paris. 221 avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris. Open Tuesday to Thursday from noon to 6pm, Friday from noon to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 8pm. Admission : €11 / €6. Information :
philharmoniedeparis.fr
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October 16, 2019
February 10, 2020
El Greco retrospective

PARIS. Featuring more than 70 works, this retrospective traces back the whole career of Domenikos Theotokopoulos, better known as El Greco, from his beginnings in Crete to the peak of his fame in Toledo. Highlighting the evolution of his style during his stay in Venice and Rome, then in Spain, it presents large size religious scenes and portraits that made him famous but also small size canvases from his debut including little-known icons as well as very rare genre paintings he produced later in his life. Grand Palais. 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from 10am to 8pm, till 10pm on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Admission : €13 / €9. Information : 0144131717
www.grandpalais.fr
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November 29, 2019
December 22, 2019
Cultural Christmas in Alsace

ALSACE REGION. Created in 2002, The Noëlies are held all over Alsace and comprise a broad range of entertainment and events. Shows, exhibitions, classical music concerts and choir performances carry audiences off on a spiritual voyage through the heart of the Alsatian Christmas. Musicians and bands giving concerts include the Aurelius Sängerknaben boy choir from Calw, in Germany, rendering “A Ceremony of Carols” by Benjamin Britten, The Oxford Clerks, a British male voice quintet performing Christmas works by Haendel, Praetorius, Ravenscroft and Cornelius, The Gentlemen Singers, a Czech ensemble choir that sings traditional English, German, Danish and Czech Christmas pieces, the Cantemus Children’s Choir from Hungary whose repertoire includes works by Britten, Franck, Saint-Saëns, Kodaaly and Kocsar, the Metaboles, a French ensemble choir that will perform works by Praetorius, Brahms, Reger, Kaminski and Lang, and the Alsace Lyric Choir that will render works by Schubert, Verdi, Mendelssohn, Debussy and Rutter. Information and bookings : 0390410202
www.noelies.com
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December 04, 2019
December 08, 2019
Horse fair

PARIS. The Salon du Cheval de Paris (Paris Horse Fair) brings together 2 000 horses, donkeys and ponies as well as a wide range of exhibitors presenting and selling equestrian equipment, horse vehicles, products for horse care and riding vacations. It also includes a children’s village offering pony rides, shows and workshops. Several events take place during the Fair. The Longines Masters, the World Arabian horses championship that allows visitors to discover one hundred or so of the world most beautiful thoroughbred Arabian horses and a Horse Night featuring an equestrian show followed by the Devoucoux Derby Cross that will take place on December 7th from 8.30pm,. Parc des Expositions Paris Nord Villepinte. Halls 5a and 5b. 93420 Villepinte. Open Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 7pm, Friday and Saturday from 9am to 10pm, Sunday from 9am to 7pm. Admission : €19 / €10 Horse Night : €55 / €49 including admission to the fair. Information and bookings : 0892707307
www.salon-cheval.com
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December 04, 2019
December 08, 2019
Mountain film festival

AUTRANS. ISERE DEPARTMENT. The Autrans Film Festival is the only one in France devoted to all aspects of mountain life : nature, environment, sports, ethnology, sociology,… Ten short fiction films, five first films, sixteen animated films as well as twenty-four documentary films participate in the official competition. In addition, the program includes the screening of fourteen films off competition. Admission : €8 / €6.50 per film. Information :
www.festival-autrans.com
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December 04, 2019
December 08, 2019
Transmusicales

RENNES. France’s main cutting-edge music festival, the Transmusicales celebrates its 40th edition. This festival has the reputation of being able to recognize upcoming big names and it features nearly a hundred concerts embracing all music trends performed by French and international groups. They take place within the Exhibition Park and in different venues in the city centre. Admission fees : Day pass : €12 to €31. Three days pass : €35 to €69. Information and bookings :
www.lestrans.com
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December 05, 2019
December 08, 2019
Longines jumping competition

PARIS. A 5* International Jumping Competition attracting the world’s elite jumpers, the Longines Paris Masters is one of the most prestigious indoor equestrian competitions. As usual, most of the world top twenty-five riders participate in this competition. The event also features an amateur competition as well as an equestrian show. Parc des Expositions Paris Nord Villepinte. Halls 5b. 93420 Villepinte. Competitions from 9am. Admission : from €19 to €170, giving access to the Salon du Cheval. Information and bookings : 0140555054
www.longinesmasters.com
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December 05, 2019
December 08, 2019
Lyon’s Festival of Lights

LYON. For four days dozens of contemporary light installations illuminate Lyon and draw a nocturnal picture of the urban landscape. Innovative and astonishing light works and shows created by young artist and internationally renowned light designers enhance the architectural heritage of the city. However it is not all neon and laser lights as artists also use more traditional lighting such as candles, fire and flames for their works. In addition, on December 8th the inhabitants of Lyon put thousands of candles on their window ledges and balcony. A tradition that dates back to 1852 when they first did it to celebrate the inauguration of a statue of the Virgin Mary next to the Basilica overlooking the city. Information :
www.fetedeslumieres.lyon.fr
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