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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
www.quaibranly.fr
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April 21, 2018
October 28, 2018
Modernism Untamed

ARLES. The exhibition «Hot Sun, Late Sun. Modernism Untamed» pursues a free exploration of the sun, understood as a metaphor interrogating the artists’ respective relationships on the one hand with the Mediterranean region, where they experimented a lot, and on the other with Modernism and Postmodernism. It brings together paintings by Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder, Etel Adnan, Giorgio de Chirico, Sigmar Polke, Germaine Richier and Joan Mitchell as well as by Adolphe Monticelli a lesser known recently rediscovered painter from Provence who inspired Vincent van Gogh. Fondation Vincent van Gogh. 35 ter rue du Docteur Fanton, 13200 Arles Open every day from 11am to 7pm. Admission : €9 / €7 / €4. Information :
www.fondation-vincentvangogh-arles.org
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May 12, 2018
December 01, 2018
Jazz in the vineyards

VAUCLUSE. Ten jazz concerts are held in vineyards or in wineries. Afterwards, spectators are offered wine tasting and toasts. Concerts are given by the Switch Trio at the Domaine Colline Saint Jean in Vacqueyras (May 12th), the Barend Middelhoff Quartet at Château Jonquier in Séguret (June 8th), the Noé Reine Trio at Domaine Berthet Rayne in Cairanne (June 30th), the Frédéric Viale Quartet at the Domaine Brusset in Cairanne (July 20th), the Tricia Evy Quartet at the Domaine Rabasse Charavin in Cairanne (August 4th), the Antonio Farao Trio in the old village of Cairanne (August 25th), the Frédéric Monino Quartet at the Cave Cooperative of Séguret (September 22nd), Jeb Patton and Dmitry Baevsky at Sérignan du Comtat (October 20th), Les Doigts de l’Homme band at Visan (November 10th) and the Cédric Chauveau Trio at the Cave Cooperative of Cairanne (December 1st). Admission : €16 per concert. Information and bookings:
www.jazzdanslesvignes.fr
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September 12, 2018
January 27, 2019
Mucha retrospective

PARIS. This exhibition dedicated to Alphonse Mucha traces the entire career of the Czech artist. Of course a large part focuses on his famous posters characterised by sinuous forms mixing young women, floral motifs, ornamental lines and pastel shades. A so called Mucha style that became synonymous with Art Nouveau. But the exhibition also looks at lesser known facets of his production. Decoration works, jewellery design, mystic paintings and historical works detached from all the European avant-garde artists, notably the Slavic Epic, a cycle of twenty monumental paintings. Musée du Luxembourg. 19 rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris. Open every day from 10.30am to 7pm, till 10pm on Friday. Closed on December 25th. Admission : €13 / €9. Information : 0140136200
museeduluxembourg.fr
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September 21, 2018
January 28, 2019
A few works by Caravaggio

PARIS. As too often in Musée Jacquemard André, the name of the temporary exhibition is well chosen to attract visitors but doesn’t reflect the reality. Titled “Caravaggio in Rome Friends and Enemies” the current one indeed presents only nine works by Caravaggio and many more paintings by other artists who were less talented than him. Musée Jacquemard André. 158 boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris. Open every day from 10am to 6pm, till 8.30pm on Monday. Admission : €16 / €13. Information : 0145621159
www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com
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October 01, 2018
October 31, 2018
At home wine tasting

PARIS. LYON. BORDEAUX If you live in Paris, Lyon or Bordeaux, in October you can have a sommelier to choose among a dozen coming to your home to organize a tasting of red and white wines from the Crozes-Hermitage appellation. Called “Un Sommelier dans mon canap’”, this event offers you the choice between two kinds of tasting workshops. One aimed at beginners teaching how to recognize grape varieties and aromas. A second one focusing on differences between wines produced on various terroirs or by various winemakers of this appellation located in the Rhône Valley. Each workshop lasts 1 hours 30 minutes and includes the tasting of four different wines. Price : €50 / €65 for 4 to 8 persons. Book as early as possible as there are only a limited number of workshops on the agenda. Information and bookings :
www.unsommelierdansmoncanap.com
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October 13, 2018
October 21, 2018
Classic movies

LYON. Lumière, the Grand Lyon Film Festival always focuses on cinema history and comprises the screening of more than 170 long feature, short and documentary French and international films shot from 1902 to 2013. The 2018 edition pays homage to Jane Fonda, offers a retrospective of filmmakers Richard Thorpe, Henri Decoin and King Hu, of scriptwriter Muriel Box and of actor Henry Fonda, a selection of silent films as well as a Sergio Leone night. Admission : €6 per film. Information and bookings : 0478767778
www.festival-lumiere.org
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October 18, 2018
October 21, 2018
Modern and contemporary art

PARIS. Annual showcase of French and foreign modern and contemporary art including paintings, photography, sculptures and installations, the FIAC brings together nearly 200 international galleries and more than 3000 artists. This 45th edition takes place in several venues. The Grand Palais, which is dedicated to modern and contemporary creation as well as to design. The Eugène Delacroix Museum, which hosts sculptures by Rebecca Warren, the Tuileries garden, the Concorde square and the Vendôme square where are presented monumental sculptures and installations in the open air. Grand Palais. Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris. Open from 2pm to 8pm on Thursday, from noon to 8pm on Friday, from noon to 7pm on Saturday and Sunday. Admission : €38 / €25. Tuileries garden : open from 7.30am to 7.30pm. Admission free. Information :
www.fiac.com
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October 19, 2018
October 27, 2018
Mediterranean Film Festival

MONTPELLIER. As suggested by its name, the Cinemed film festival focuses on the cinema of the Mediterranean basin but also presents films from Portugal, Armenia and countries surrounding the Black Sea. As usual, this 40th edition comprises a long feature, short film and documentary competition as well as the screening of more than 100 films that will be release in the last quarter of 2018 and during the first few months of 2019. This year guest of honor is actress Clotilde Courau with the screening of five of her films and the program also includes fourteen premieres, a focus on the new Lebanese cinema, a selection of Italian comedies from the late 50s to the early 70s, a selection of masterpieces of the Mediterranean cinema, homages to Spanish filmmaker José Luis Guerin and French filmmaker Robert Guédiguian, a selection of animated movies and a horror movie night as well as a selection of documentary and short films shot in the Languedoc-Roussillon region during 2018. Screenings take place at the Corum-Palais des Congrès, at the Centre Rabelais and at the Diagonal, Utopia and Nestor Burma movie theatres. Admission : €7.50 per film. Festival pass : €85. Information :
www.cinemed.tm.fr
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October 19, 2018
October 21, 2018
Plant days

CHANTILLY, NEAR PARIS. Bringing together some 250 exhibitors from around Europe, the Journées des Plantes (Plant days) allow visitors to discover the knowledge of horticulture and the arts of botany. The variety and quality of the plants on display and on sale are truly inspiring. In addition experts in plants and landscaping give tricks and tips to grow them.
 Workshops are also held in both French and English. Domaine de Chantilly. Jardin Anglais. 60500 Chantilly. Open from 10am to 6pm. Admission : €20 / €12 (€17 / €10 online). Information : 0344273180
www.domainedechantilly.com/fr/journees-plantes/
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October 20, 2018
October 21, 2018
Open doors weekend in Graves

GRAVES. NEAR BORDEAUX. More than seventy châteaux of the Graves appellation welcome visitors and offer wine tasting, exhibitions, concerts, workshops and producers markets as well as games and donkey rides for kids. In addition the Maison des Vins de Graves hosts various activities including a dinner as well as introductory courses to wine tasting. Information : 0556270925
www.vins-graves.com
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October 21, 2018 Races for everyone

REIMS. To each his rhythm, to each his footrace. The “Run in Reims" event indeed offers three races within a day to suit almost every standard and level of stamina. The highlight is the Reims International Marathon that brings together some 16 000 runners. But there are also a half marathon and a 10km race. Registrations fees. Marathon : €45. Half Marathon : €22. Ten km race : €13. Information and registrations :
www.runinreims.com
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