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November 27, 2018
April 07, 2019
Art of bamboo

PARIS. For the first time in France, an exhibition is dedicated to Japanese bamboo basketry whose history dates back to the 18th century when tea ceremony art arrived from China. Featuring 180 ancient and contemorary works, it shows how it evolved from craft to art over the century and presents masterpieces by some of the best living artists. 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. Admission : €10 / €7. Information : 0156617000
www.quaibranly.fr
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January 16, 2019
Mars 16, 2019
Foujita paintings

PARIS. Organized in partnership with the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, the exhibition "Foujita, works of a life", présents thirty seven paintings illustrating the evolution of his style on loan from French and Japanese museums. A dozen of them produced in South America and Japan in the 1930s and 1940s have never been shown in Europe before. Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris. 101 bis quai Branly, 75007 Paris. Open Tuesday-Saturday from noon to 8pm. Admission: €7 / €5. Information :
www.mcjp.fr
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January 25, 2019
April 19, 2019
Italian Renaissance drawings

PARIS. Paris Fine Art School shows thirty drawings by famous Italian artists from the Renaissance such as Raphael, Filippino Lippi, Benozzo Gozzoli and above all Leonardo da Vinci. Some of these drawings have never been shown to the public before. Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts. 14 rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris. Open every day except Monday from 1pm to 6pm. Admission free. Information :
www.beauxartsparis.com
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January 27, 2019
April 07, 2019
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.limoux.fr/votre-ville/histoire-et-patrimoine/carnaval/joomlannuaire/fiche/503-programme-de-carnaval-2019/54-carnaval
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February 02, 2019
May 12, 2019
Drawing masterpieces

PARIS. The little known Custodia foundation presents a superb selection of more than 200 drawings dating from the 15th to the 20th centuries on loan from the Pushkin Museum. Masterpieces on display include works by Dürer, Watteau, Boucher, Fragonard, David, Freidrich, Ingres, Corot, Delacroix, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Degas, Gustave Moreau, Odilon Redon, the only drawing by Van Gogh to be found in any Russian public collection, and works by European and Russian avant-gardes artists of the early part of the 20th century such as Matisse, Picasso, Delaunay, Fernand Léger, Paul Klee, Giorgio De Chirico and Modigliani, Kandinsky, Chagall and Malevich. Fondation Custodia. 121 rue de Lille, 75007 Paris. Open every day except Monday, from noon to 6 pm. Admission : €10 / €7. Information :
www.fondationcustodia.fr
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February 02, 2019
Mars 23, 2019
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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February 06, 2019
May 06, 2019
Vasarely retrospective

PARIS. Through three hundred pieces of art, some of them not shown for over fifty years, objects and documents, the Pompidou Centre looks at the whole career of Hungarian born artist Victor Vasarely. Chronologically arranged, the exhibition features works ranging from purely abstract art pieces produced shortly after he arrived in Paris in 1930 to paintings bursting with psychedelic colours and repeated geometric forms from the 1960s and 70s. Pompidou Centre. Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from 11am to 9pm, till 11pm on Thursday. Closed 1st May. Admission: €14 / €11. Information :
www.centrepompidou.fr
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February 14, 2019
Mars 07, 2019
Fireworks in the mountains

COURCHEVEL. ALPS. Unique in Europe, the International Pyrotechnic Art Festival is a competition of firework shows taking place in different villages of the Courchevel ski area with snow and pine trees in background. Teams compete on February 14th, 21st and 28th as well as on March 5th, 6th and 7th. Information : 01479080029
www.courchevel.com
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February 16, 2019
Mars 03, 2019
Lemon festival

MENTON. FRENCH RIVIERA The three weeks long Lemon Festival features various events. Colorful parades comprising music bands and floats of every size and shape entirely covered with citrus fruits take place every Sunday afternoon and every Thursday evening. Dozens of sculptures made up of lemons, limes, and oranges, some of them up to 10 m high, are erected in the Bioves garden that is illuminated by light shows after dark. The agenda also includes a children carnival and parade, as well as orchid and handicraft exhibitions. Admission fees. Parades : €10 to €25 for adults, €6 to €10 for children. Garden : €13 / €10 for adults, €8 / €6 for children. Information : 0492417695
www.fete-du-citron.com
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February 16, 2019
Mars 02, 2019
Nice Carnival

NICE. The Nice Carnival is one of the largest carnivals in the world. The city comes alive during nearly three weeks of festivities, with processions, flower parades, prestige soirées, concerts and fireworks, attracting over a million spectators. The carnival processions, comprising 16 floats and over 1 000 musicians and dancers as well as the “flowers battles” are part of the Carnival not to be missed. They take place in a unique setting, on the Promenade des Anglais and Place Masséna. The 2019 theme is “King of Cinema”. Program varies every day. Admission : €12 to €26 for adults, €5 to €10 for 6 to 10 years old children. Free for children under 6 years old. Information : 0892707407
www.nicecarnaval.com
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