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February 20, 2019
June 17, 2019
The Courtauld Collection

PARIS. For the first time since 1955, 110 paintings and pieces of graphic art from the famous Courtauld Collection are on display in Paris. Despite being titled “The Courtauld Collection: A Vision for Impressionism”, the exhibition features non only masterpieces by Impressionist painters such as Monet, Degas and Renoir but also works by artists such as Manet, Seurat Cézanne, Van Gogh, Modigliani and Turner. Fondation Louis Vuitton. 8, Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116 - Paris Open everyday except Tuesday from 10am to 8pm, till 9pm on Friday. Admission : €16 / €10. Information :
www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr
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Mars 12, 2019
July 07, 2019
Oceania art

PARIS. Celebrating the 250th anniversary of the first travel of James Cook in the Pacific, the exhibition «Oceania» brings together over 170 items from New Guinea to Easter Island, without forgetting Hawaii and New Zealand. Exhibits include huge canoes, statues, jade, shell, greenstone and ceramic ornaments and contemporary installations while videos enable visitors to discover the rich cultural heritage, tradition and history of this vast geographical region. Spanning 500 years of history, it shows each archipelago in Oceania managed to keep its characteristics even though populations share universal questions and thoughts that suvived despite opening trade, colonization and forced evangelization, . Quai Branly Museum. 37 Quai Branly, 75007 Paris. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 11am to 7pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 09pm. Admission: Oceania + Anting-Anting and permanent collection: €12 / €9, just Oceania, €10 / €7. Information : 0156617000
www.quaibranly.fr
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Mars 13, 2019
June 30, 2019
Nabis and the Decorative Arts

PARIS. Featuring a hundred or so paintings, drawings, prints and works of art by Bonnard, Vuillard, Maurice Denis, Sérusier and Ranson, this exhibition shows the Nabis artists were true pioneers of modern decorative art. Advocating original, joyful and rhythmic expression in reaction to the pastiche aesthetic that was in fashion at the time, seeking to break down the barrier between fine art and the applied arts, influenced by Japanese art, English Arts & Crafts movement, Spanish modernismo and early Belgian art nouveau, they produced works with simplified shapes, flowing lines and unmodelled patterns, Luxembourg Museum. 19 rue de Vaugirard 75006 Paris. Open every day from 10am tp 7pm, till 10pm on Monday. Admission: €13 / €9. Information : 0140136200
museeduluxembourg.fr
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Mars 14, 2019
July 22, 2019
Hammershøi retrospective

PARIS. Forty works on loan from Danish and major European museums traces the whole career of Vilhelm Hammershøi, often called ‘the Danish Hopper’ or ‘the master of Danish painting’. The exhibition illustrates every aspect of Hammershøi’s oeuvre: his first portraits, nudes, architectural views, landscapes and ifs famous works representing empty and subtly rendered interiors painted in grey and white tones that sometimes feature a woman whose back faces the viewer. Musée Jacquemart-André. 158 boulevard Haussmann 75008 Paris. Open every day from 10am to 6pm, till 8.30pm on Monday. Admission : €14.50 / €11.50. Information :
www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com
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Mars 20, 2019
July 01, 2019
Art in Soviet Union

PARIS. Through 400 works on loan from the Pompidou Centre and several major Russian museums, the exhibition "Red: Art and utopia in the land of the Soviets" explores the evolution of art in Soviet Union from the October Revolution to the death of Stalin in 1953. It shows how the free and diversified art scene of the beginning was silenced, instrumentalized by Stalin's regime and became dominated by aesthetic dogmas or propaganda. Artists were no longer allowed to create abstract or austere constructivist works, but to depict the ideal socialist society. Grand Palais. 3, avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from 10am to 8pm, till 10pm on Wednesday. Admission : €14 / €10. Information : 0144131717
www.grandpalais.fr
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Mars 20, 2019
September 15, 2019
Beer in Northern France

DOUAI. Through 110 still life, portrait and tavern scene paintings, prints, advertising posters, mugs, pitchers and photographs from the sixteenth century to today in the Flanders area, the exhibition “To drink! When the beer calls at the museum” traces the history of brewing in Northern France, evoques the Saints linked to its production and highlights the social place it has occupied in the course of the last ten centuries. Musée de la Chatreuse. 130 Rue des Chartreux, 59500 Douai. Open every day except Tuesday from 10am to noon and 2pm to 6pm. Closed on May 1st, July 14th and August 15th. Admission : €4.70 / €2.35. Information :
www.museedelachartreuse.fr
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Mars 20, 2019
July 21, 2019
Emil Bührle collection

PARIS. Assembled between 1936 and 1956, the Emil Bührle collection is one of the world largest and most pretigious private art collections. It comprises 600 works and around fifty of them are for the first time and probably the only time on display in Paris. It includes works by major artists such as Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Degas, Renoir, Sisley, Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Bonnard, Vuillard, Braque, Derain, Vlaminck, Modigliani and Picasso. This selection highlights the links and filiations between the modern art movements from Impressionism to Fauvism and Ecole de Paris. 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 :
www.museemaillol.com
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Mars 23, 2019
September 25, 2019
Tutankhamun treasure

PARIS. Organized to commemorate the upcoming centenary of British archaeologist Howard Carter's 1922 discovery, this travelling exhibition titled "Tutankhamun, treasure of the Pharaoh" will set foot in ten cities around the world. It features nearly 150 objects found in the tomb of the most famous Pharaohs of which one third had previously not left Egypt. Golden jewellery, furniture, sculptures, statuettes, coffins, alabaster vases on display are probably traveling outside Egypt for the last time before they go into a new museum near the Giza pyramids. Grande Halle de La Villette. 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris. Open every day from 10am to 8pm. Admission : €22 / €18 on weekdays, €24 / €20 on weekends. Information and bookings : 0146915808
expo-toutankhamon.fr
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April 03, 2019
July 22, 2019
The Moon and its representations

PARIS. On the occasion of the 50-year anniversary of the first human step on the Moon, the Grand Palais hosts an exhibition titled «The Moon, from real trip to imaginary trips» dedicated to the Earth’s satelitte. Starting with the story of the real trip, the Apollo 11 mission from 1969, it, then, presents artworks and objects from Antiquity to the modern day, produced mainly in Europe but also by African, Arab and Far Eastern civilisations that illustrates the countless representations and emotions it has inspired. There is also a science section with the exhibition of instruments related to the researches about the moon over the centuries. Grand Palais. 3, avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from 10am to 8pm, till 10pm on Wednesday. Admission : €14 / €10. Information : 0144131717
www.grandpalais.fr
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April 20, 2019
July 21, 2019
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 Adorna Coraçoes Gallery from Porto and the Work-Show-Grow School from London. 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, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 7pm. Admission : €6 / €4. Information :
www.festival-circulations.com
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June 01, 2019
July 23, 2019
Nohant Romantic Festival

NOHANT. INDRE DEPARTMENT. Held in the village where romantic novelist George Sand and pianist Frédéric Chopin lived, this festival consists of piano recitals, concerts, talks and master classes. Recitals are given by renowned musicians as well as by young promising ones such as pianists Nelson Freire, Fazil Say, Jérôme Ducros, Christian Zacharias, Andreas Staier, Sergei Redkin, Akiko Ebi, Beatrice Rana, Nicolai Lugansky and Francesco Piemontesi, soprano Irina Kyshliaruk, cellist Gautier Capuçon and the Akilone Quatuor. Bergerie Frédéric Chopin. 36400 Nohant. Admission : €15 to €60. Information and bookings : 0254484640
www.festivalnohant.com
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June 07, 2019
July 07, 2019
Women’s soccer world cup

FRANCE. Twenty-four national teams compete in the 2019 Women’s soccer world cup. First in a group stage with teams split into groups of four playing a round-robin tournament. Then the top two teams of each of the six groups and the four best third-placed teams will advance to the knockout phase. Games will be played in Lyon, that will host the final, Paris, Nice, Montpellier, Rennes, Le Havre, Valenciennes, Reims and Grenoble. Information :
www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/
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June 08, 2019
June 16, 2019
Paris Beer Week

PARIS. Dedicated to craft beer this event features over 150 tastings, brewer meetings, workshops, home-brewing demonstrations, and lessons in food pairings taking place throughout Paris. The highlight is the Grand Finale held on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th at the Centquatre that gathers together more than seventy French and international breweries offering visitors to taste more than 250 beers. Centquatre. 104 rue d’Aubervilliers, 75019 Paris. Open from 11am to 7.30pm on Saturday, till 7pm on Sunday. Admission : €9 on Saturday, €7 on Sunday, €15 for the weekend. Information :
parisbeerweek.com
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June 09, 2019
October 13, 2019
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 “Mowgli’s gardens” as the Westerling has a focus on India in 2019 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 in July - August. Admission : €10 / €5. Information : 0389382808
www.parc-wesserling.fr
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June 14, 2019
June 16, 2019
The Freedom Race

CAEN AND D-DAY BEACHES. The Courants de la Liberté are organized every year to remember and honor the memory of those who lost their lives on the Normandy beaches on June 6th,1944. This event consists of several races for all staminas and abilities. It starts on Friday with a children's race that takes place around the streets of Caen. The following day sees a specialist roller-skating race, “The Freedom Rollers”, and the women-only 5 km long “Rochambelle Race” named after the female ambulance unit of the French Second Armored Division. Sunday is the most important day, with a 10 km long race from the Caen Memorial to the city’s exhibition park, the Pegasus half marathon from Pegasus Bridge to the Caen Memorial, a relay marathon and the Marathon de la Liberté also called D-Day Landings marathon. Considered as one of the top ten marathons in France, it begins in Courseulles-sur-Mer, follows the landing beaches, passes by Pegasus Bridge and finishes at the Caen Memorial. Registrations : from €12 to €50. Information and registrations :
www.lescourantsdelaliberte.com
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June 14, 2019
September 07, 2019
Tosca, open-air opera

FRANCE. One of Puccini’s most famous pieces, “Tosca” will be performed at five exceptional venues around France in June, July and September. Performances will take place at the Parc de Sceaux near Paris (June 14th and 15th), the chateau de Vincennes, near Paris (June 28th and 29th), the Cité of Carcassonne (July 2nd), the Chateau de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, near Paris (July 5th and 6th) and the Hotel National des Invalides in Paris (from September 4th to 7th). Tickets prices ranges from €45 to €95. Information and bookings :
www.operaenpleinair.com
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June 15, 2019
June 16, 2019
24 Hours of Le Mans

LE MANS. A mythical event in the racing world, the 24 Hours of Le Mans tests the drivers' skill, the cars' performance and the endurance of both. Once again the race attracts the world’s best drivers and the most prestigious car constructors such as Lola-Aston Martin, Audi, Toyota, Honda, Pescarolo, Nissan, Chevrolet Corvette, Porsche and Ferrari. Prior to the race, spectators can also watch the practice sessions held on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th. Circuit de la Sarthe. Le Mans Race starts Saturday June 15th at 3 pm. Admission : from €84. Information and bookings :
www.lemans.org
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June 15, 2019
June 16, 2019
Highland games

BRESSUIRE. DEUX-SEVRES DEPARTMENT. No need to go to Scotland to watch traditional Highland games. Like every year, the town of Bressuire host such games bringing together around fifty professional and amateur athletes from all over Europe. The competition comprises five categories : caber toss, stone put, Scottish hammer throw, weight throw and weight over the bar. The event also includes a Celtic festival featuring marching pipe bands, traditional dance performances and concerts. Admission : €10 on Saturday, €8 on Sunday, two days pass : €16. Free for under 13s. Information and bookings :
www.highlandgames-france.eu
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June 15, 2019
June 16, 2019
Medieval festival

PROVINS. NEAR PARIS. During a weekend the medieval town of Provins plunges you back into the atmosphere of the 13th century trade fairs when merchants from all over Europe used to meet there. Troubadours, acrobats, jugglers, stilt walkers and jesters invade the streets and rustic camps are set up at the foot of the ramparts. There are also musical improvisations, a wool village, exhibitions related to the Middle Ages and workshops of craftsmen showing their traditional know-how such as stained glass window making. Admission : €12 for one day, €16 for two days. Free for children less than 12 years old. Information : 0164003939
www.provins-medieval.com
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June 16, 2019 French Oaks

CHANTILLY, NEAR PARIS. Also known as the French Oaks, the Prix de Diane is one of the world most famous flat horse races. Open to three year old thoroughbred fillies, it is run over a distance of 2 100 meters. But it’s also a fashion event. Ladies wear an array of high fashion and eye-catching hats. Elegantly dressed spectators tuck in their picnic lunches and sip champagne while listening pre-race music provided by bands and singers. Hippodrome de Chantilly. Avenue des Aigles, 60500 Chantilly. The race meeting featuring the French Oaks commences Sunday at 2 pm with eight races on the card. Gates open at 11am. Entrance : €14 / €10. Free for under-18s. Information : 0344673737
www.prix-de-diane.com
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