Exhibitions in Paris

Temporary exhibitions at museums and monuments offer moments of discovery and cultural enrichment

Exposition © Daniel Thierry

In Paris, temporary exhibitions at museums and monuments offer essential moments of discovery and cultural enrichment. The offering is varied with: contemporary design, more classic works and unusual installations and performances.

Exhibitions are an integral part of cultural life in Paris.  Whether they be held at major museums, such as the Pompidou Centre, the Petit Palais and the Musée National Picasso or more unusual places such as the roof of the Grande Arche, the Grande Halle de La Villette, the Grand Gallery of Evolution at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle or the Atelier des Lumières, exhibitions are always something to look forward to! The free exhibitions, outdoors at La Villette, on the railings of the Luxembourg Gardens or those of the City Hall, are also part of cultural life in the capital in summertime.

Around Beaubourg and Saint-Germain-des-Prés, and also over towards Belleville, Parisian art galleries also show exhibitions that are popular with fans of contemporary, classic, primitive and exotic art, and painting, photography, sculpture, etc.

Here, you’ll find all the latest must-see exhibitions in Paris.

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Top 10 exhibitions in Paris

Charlotte Perriand: Inventing a New World

from 02 October 2019 to 24 February 2020
Fondation Louis Vuitton - Bois de Boulogne - 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Paris

The Fondation Louis Vuitton pays homage to the famous designer

Toulouse-Lautrec: Resolutely Modern

from 09 October 2019 to 27 January 2020
Grand Palais - 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris

Far from the Moulin Rouge, the Chat Noir, Bruant and La Goulue, another look at Lautrec

Le Greco

from 16 October 2019 to 10 February 2020
Grand Palais - 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris

The mysterious Dominikos Theotokopoulos explained at the Grand Palais

Leonardo da Vinci

from 24 October 2019 to 24 February 2020
Musée du Louvre - Pyramide du Louvre, Paris

Drawing, painting, philosophy and science brought together in one man

Christian Louboutin, Exhibition[nist]

from 26 February 2020 to 26 July 2020
Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration - Palais de la Porte Dorée - 293 avenue Daumesnil, Paris

An atypical exhibition of the creations of Christian Louboutin in the setting of an aquarium

Giorgio de Chirico. Metaphysical painting

from 01 April 2020 to 13 July 2020
Musée de l'Orangerie - Jardin des Tuileries, côté Seine, Paris

The works of the Surrealist artist in a biographical exhibition at the Musée de l’Orangerie