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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
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
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 :
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
February 06, 2018
May 13, 2018
The Dutch in Paris

PARIS. Featuring 115 works on loan from the biggest museums in the Netherlands, this exhibition focuses on the production of Dutch painters who lived in Paris from the Revolution to the First World War including Van Spaendonck, Jongkind, Van Gogh, Van Dongen and Mondrian. It shows artists like Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso influenced their work but also the Dutch left their mark on French art too and influenced their fellow artists in the Netherlands when returning home from Paris. In order to highlight these influences some canvases are hung alongside works by Géricault, David, Corot, Millet, Boudin, Monet, Cézanne, Signac, Braque and Picasso. Petit Palais. Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm, till 9pm on Friday. Admission : €13 / €11 Information : 0153434000
February 08, 2018
July 08, 2018
Portraits by Corot

PARIS. The exhibition “Corot, the painter and his models” presents a part of the artist’s work that is much less well-known than his landscapes, a production kept secret by Corot throughout his life. It brings together over 60 paintings covering all genres in portrait although mostly depicting women, models, variations on themes such as the Italian woman or the Greek Girl, the woman reading or the woman and the fountain, but also family portraits, children, soldiers in uniform all genres Musée Marmottan. 2 Rue Louis Boilly, 75016 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm, till 9pm on Thursday. Admission : €11 / €7.50 Information : 0144965033
Mars 01, 2018
April 30, 2018
Focus on Art Deco

HAUTS-DE-FRANCE. A dozen of towns from the Hauts-de-France region boasting a rich Art Deco heritage offer a wide range of activities to discover this art style from the Roaring Twenties. Guided tours, special opening of buildings usually closed to the public, film screenings, conferences and workshops are on the agenda. Information :
Mars 16, 2018
April 13, 2018
Jazz in the suburbs

SEINE-SAINT-DENIS DEPARTMENT. A must for all jazz lovers, the Banlieues Bleues Festival consists of twenty-eight concerts and showcases French and international bands performing from traditional swing to the most exuberant sounds. This year edition features Melingo Anda, Eve Risser, Elodie Pasquier, Sarah Murcia, Antonin Tri Hoang, Eténèsh Wassié and many other artists. Concerts take place in several towns of the Seine-Saint-Denis department. Admission : €10 to €16 per concert. Three to five concerts pass available. Information and bookings : 0149221010
Mars 17, 2018
May 06, 2018
Young photographers

PARIS. A festival devoted to the young photographers, Circulation(s) presents the works of fifty photographers from all over the world selected by a professional jury as well as works of photographers presented by the Ukrainian Rodovid Gallery and the Moscow school Rodchenko Art. Free conferences, portfolio readings and screenings of short multimedia creations are also on the agenda. Centquatre. 5 rue Curial, 75019 Paris. Open Wednesday to Friday from 2pm to 7pm as well as on Tuesday during school holidays, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 7pm. Admission : €5 / €3. Information :
Mars 18, 2018
Mars 24, 2018
Concerts on the slopes

ALPS. The Porte des Soleil ski area hosts the unusual “ Rock the Pistes Festival”. French and international singers and bands such as Stephan Eicher, Rootstudy, Oscar and the Wolf, The Kitches, Plug-In, Smooth Attack and Caledonian Lions give concerts in pop-up ski-to totally wild mountain locations. All performances are free and all you need to see them is a ski lift pass and to hop on your skis to reach the unique sets built overnight. The Porte des Soleil ski area groups twelve French and Swiss ski resorts : Abondance, Avoriaz, Châtel, La Chapelle d’Abondance, Les Gets, Montrond, Morzine-Avoriaz, Saint-Jean d’Aulp, Champéry, Morgins, Torgon, Val d’Illiez-Les Crosets-Champoussin. Information :
Mars 21, 2018
Mars 26, 2018
Drawing Fair

PARIS. The Salon du Dessin brings together twenty-three French and sixteen international art galleries among the best of the profession. They present more than 1000 original works from the Renaissance to 1970 including drawings from the French, Italian, German, Flemish and English schools. This edition also features an exhibition of a selection of drawings from the Nantes Arts Museum and an exhibition of preparatory drawings made by designers from jewellery house Chaumet. The Daniel and Florence Guerlain Foundation Prize for contemporary drawing will be awarded on March 22nd. It rewards a work on paper or cardboard created exclusively with graphic means. Palais de la Bourse. Place de la Bourse, 75002 Paris. Open from noon to 8pm, till 10pm on Thursday 22nd. Admission : €15 / €7.50. Free for under 18s. Information :
Mars 22, 2018
Mars 25, 2018
Snow Golf

VAL D’ISERE. ALPS. The ski resort of Val d’Isère hosts several snow golf competitions including one open to everyone and the BMW Val d'Isère Winter Golf Cup. Gathering together professionals, amateurs and celebrities, this competition is played on snow, by team of two, on two rounds, on a 9 holes course. Golf du Manchet. 73150 Val d’Isère. Information :