Concerts, exhibitions, opera, virtual reality ... No need to travel, culture comes to you! You can discover the best of Paris’s museums and theatres - The Opéra National de Paris, the Eiffel Tower, the Musée d'Orsay, Art Paris Art Fair and the Philharmonie de Paris -, all from the comfort of your sofa on a screen and free of charge.
Opéra de Paris
Opera at home! From 17 March, the Opéra national de Paris is putting its finest shows online every week, all relayed in exceptional quality.
• From 11/05 to 17/05: Don Pasquale
• From 04/05 to 10/05: A Midsummer’s Night Dream
• From 27/04 to 24/10: Body and Soul
• From 18/04 to 21/05: Cinderella
• From 10/04 to 03/05: Bastien and Bastienne
• Until 09/10: Les Indes Galantes
More info : Opéra de Paris
And to find out more about the Opéra National de Paris, one of the greatest lyric and choreographic institutions in the world, discover the virtual exhibitions Le Chemin des Etoiles, Naissance d'un Opéra and Nureyev at the Opéra de Paris at this very moment.
A treasure chest! Paris Musées offers access to 150,000 digital reproductions of works from the City’s museums. See works from the various City of Paris museums (Maison de Balzac, Maison de Victor Hugo, Musée Bourdelle, Musée Carnavalet, Histoire de Paris, Musée Cernuschi, Musée des Arts de l’Asie de la Ville de Paris, Musée Cognacq-Jay, Musée de la Libération de Paris - Musée du Général Leclerc - Musée Jean Moulin, Musée de la Vie romantique, Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, Musée Zadkine, Palais Galliera, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris, Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-arts de la Ville de Paris, Catacombes de Paris, Crypte Archéologique de l'Ile de la Cité) on 12 themed ‘tours’ and virtual exhibitions. These include: Paris 1900, Victor Hugo and the Ocean, Women’s Fashion and Sport 1880 – 1939 … Good news for people who missed the major exhibitions of the last few years!
More info : Paris Musées Collections
Philharmonie de Paris
A music lover? The Philharmonie de Paris is offering free access to video footage of its latest and best concerts, whether they be from the Orchestre de Paris, the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the Orchestre des Arts Florissants, or even renowned foreign orchestras. And jazz fans, should hurry and check out the many concerts from different editions of the Jazz à la Villette festival!
More info : Philharmonie Live
Cité de l’Architecture
Good news! Since 2010, the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine has a virtual listing of a large part of its exhibitions from its own collections. Available permanently to consult, Marcel Lods, Henri Ciriani, French architects in Berlin in the 20th century or Pierre Parat. A mine of information!
More info : Cité de l’Architecture virtual exhibitions
A temple for Impressionist paintings, the Musée d’Orsay houses many well-known sculptures, paintings and photographs dating from between 1848 and 1914. But did you know that before it became one of the largest museums in Paris, it was a railway station? Explore this superb monumental building through the virtual exhibition From Railway Station to Museum which retraces the history of this unique museum using magnificent documents.
More info : Exhibition From Railway Station to Museum
Musée des Arts Décoratifs
A virtual stroll through the most beautiful objects of Van Cleef & Arpels and the Art of High Jewellery, from your sofa. This is what the Musée des Arts Décoratifs proposes with an exceptional digital 360° tour. Travel through the different work areas and discover all the secrets of fine jewellery know-how. And for more content, short films complement this interactive tour.
The Eiffel Tower! This iconic Parisian landmark is also one of the world’s most well-known monuments. But what do you really know about it? A virtual exhibition ‘The Eiffel Tower in 1900’ reveals everything about the monument from the time of its construction; another view of Paris to discover.
More info : The Eiffel Tower in 1900
Art Paris Art Fair
While waiting for the next Art Paris Art Fair, you can take a virtual stroll among the contemporary works in the nave of the Grand Palais. In just one click, see the 150 international contemporary art galleries at the 2019 edition. Get started, the Grand Palais is all yours!
More info : Art Paris Art Fair presented virtually
Maison Européenne de la Photographie
Gui Yinggang, Atsunobu Kohira, Miha Grecu, Dionisio Gonzalez … The works of many artists like these are shown virtually at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, either in the form of concerts or photographic exhibitions.
Once again under the magnificent glass roof of the Grand Palais, this time during the day; take a virtual stroll around the 2019 edition of Paris Photo, the leading international photography fair, and admire the works of one hundred or so artists, collectors and professionals in 170 galleries. Plenty to take you through to the next edition in November!
More info : Paris Photo, a virtual stroll
Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme
Did you miss the exhibition Sigmund Freud, from listening to looking at the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme? No problem! It's all yours to discover virtually. Stroll through the different spaces and you’ll become an expert on this major figure of Viennese psychoanalysis.
More info : Sigmund Freud, from listening to looking
Universal Museum of Art – the museum in virtual reality
What a brilliant idea! The Universal Museum of Art is a museum entirely in virtual reality. Accessible from all devices, 9 exhibitions and 3 bespoke guided tours to discover in this innovative space. In partnership with many French museums including the Centre Pompidou, the Musée d'Orsay, the Petit Palais, the Musée Carnavalet, Marmottan-Monet, Cognacq-Jay, Musée de l'Armée - les Invalides and many others, stroll around this 360° space as though you were in a real museum!
Fondation Louis Vuitton
The Fondation Louis Vuitton is coming to you! Each week, it plans three types of events to view on Facebook or YouTube, either an exhibition with the curators' comments every Wednesday at 6pm, a big music concert held in the auditorium every Friday at 6pm, or renowned concerts by students of the ‘Cello Excellence Class’ directed by Gautier Capuçon every Sunday at 5.30pm. Not to miss!
Champs Elysées Film Festival
Why not take advantage of being at home to catch up on seeing some new films? That's what the Champs Elysées Film Festival offers with its ‘Stay at home and Watch Films’ programme! Every Tuesday, 5 films selected by this Franco-American festival's programming team are available for you to watch on various VOD platforms. Enough to keep film buffs occupied until the festival’s 9th edition in June!
To round off the exhibition Claudia Andujar, The Yanomami Struggle, the Fondation Cartier has unveiled an interactive website to discover the works and political activism of the Brazilian photographer in defence of the rights of the Yanomami Indians. The cause that drives the artist is retraced under various paintings in writings, audio content and of course photographs in this online exhibition.
Champs Elysées Film Festival
American independent cinema event. The film competition usually takes place in June in all the cinemas on the famous Avenue des Champs-Elysées. This year, everyone is invited to discover the short films and feature films and the music selection of the 2020 edition online, free of charge, from 9 to 16 June.
Every Wednesday, see repeat online performances from the Opéra Comique! Also: interviews, photos, educational resources … Everything is done to add a little lyricism to lockdown. Repeat online performances from the Opéra Comique.
Musée de l'Armée
Napoleon, Churchill, De Gaulle, France-Germany(s) 1870-187, Picasso and war ... Discover historical figures and all the latest army museum’s exhibitions in video format, in a 360° virtual exhibition or on mini websites. Suitable for enthusiasts and the curious browser, they are packed with photographs, historical facts, and anecdotes!
The Toit de la Grande Arche
Direction the Grande Arche de la Défense for a virtual tour of Cyril Kongo's exhibition, installed in December 2019 at a height of over 110 m. A magnificent overview of his finest urban works, featuring aerosol graffiti. A colourful exhibion.
Raphael at the Château de Chantilly
To mark the 500th anniversary of the Italian artist Raphael, the Château de Chantilly, home to the second largest collection of old paintings in France after the Louvre Museum, is launching the Raphael at Chantilly exhibition. With its many drawings and three paintings by the Renaissance painter, the Musée Condé has a fine collection of the artist's works. You can now discover them on an exclusive virtual tour in video format with the museum's heritage curator, Mathieu Deldicque.
Notre-Dame de Paris in more than 100 works
One year after the fire, Paris Musées is paying tribute to Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral in a selection of more than 100 representations of works housed in various museums of the City of Paris. This free virtual exhibition gives you the opportunity to find out more about the architecture and key historical events surrounding one of France's favourite cathedrals.