Exhibitions in Paris

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

Famille dans un musée, Paris

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 Centre Pompidou, the Grand Palais, the Fondation Louis Vuitton, the Musée Jacquemart-André, the Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac or more unusual places such as the Palais de la Porte Dorée 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 20 exhibitions in Paris

The Morozov Collection. Icons of Modern Art

from 22 September 2021 to 22 February 2022
Fondation Louis Vuitton - Bois de Boulogne - 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Paris

A blockbuster event devoted to the modern art collection of the Morozov brothers.

L’Arc de Triomphe empaqueté

from 18 September 2021 to 03 October 2021
Arc de Triomphe - Place Charles de Gaulle, Paris

Artist Christo is wrapping the Arc de Triomphe as a unique temporary work

Dalí: the endless enigma

from 19 May 2021 to 02 January 2022
Atelier des Lumières - 38 rue Saint-Maur, Paris

An immersive exhibition by the surrealist painter at the Atelier des Lumières

Dufy’s Paris

from 19 May 2021 to 02 January 2022
Musée de Montmartre - Jardins Renoir - 12 rue Cortot, Paris

The Musée de Montmartre is hosting an exhibition focusing on the Montmartre artist Raoul Dufy

Georgia O'Keeffe

from 08 September 2021 to 06 December 2021
Centre Pompidou - Place Georges Pompidou, Paris

Georgia O’Keeffe’s first retrospective in France

The exhibition Napoleon

from 28 May 2021 to 19 December 2021
Grande Halle de La Villette - Parc de la Villette - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

The Grande Halle de la Villette honours Napoleon Bonaparte. A mythical figure that still fascinates the whole world.


from 19 May 2021 to 06 March 2022
Musée national Picasso-Paris - 5 rue de Thorigny, Paris

A special exhibition organized jointly by the Musée Picasso and the Musée Rodin.


from 10 September 2021 to 24 January 2022
Musée Jacquemart-André - 158 boulevard Haussmann, Paris

Botticelli, one of the greatest painters of the Italian Renaissance, in an exhibition at the Musée Jacquemart André

Damien Hirst, Cherry Blossoms

from 06 July 2021 to 02 January 2022
Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain - 261 boulevard Raspail, Paris

A new series of monumental works by Damien Hirst at the Fondation Cartier.

CinéMode by Jean-Paul Gaultier

from 06 October 2021 to 16 January 2022
La Cinémathèque française - 51 rue de Bercy, Paris

Jean-Paul Gaultier’s take on cinematic history, at the Cinémathèque

Signac collectionneur

from 12 October 2021 to 13 February 2022
Musée d'Orsay - 1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris

Signac, French pointillist painter and art collector

Sensory Odyssey

from 23 October 2021 to 04 July 2022
Grande Galerie de l'Évolution - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - 36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Paris

A sensory immersion in the living world at the Grande Galerie de l’Évolution (Museum of Natural History)

Vivian Maier

from 15 September 2021 to 16 January 2022
Musée du Luxembourg - 19 rue de Vaugirard, Paris

The unknown photographic work of a Hungarian governess who emigrated to the United States

Napoléon n'est plus (Napoleon is no more)

from 19 May 2021 to 31 October 2021
Musée de l’Armée - Invalides - Tombeau de Napoléon et Église du Dôme - 129 rue de Grenelle, Paris

A major exhibition to mark the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon

Tropical Autumn

from 20 October 2021 to 15 November 2021
Les Grandes Serres du Jardin des plantes - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - Place Valhubert, Paris

Learn about epiphytic plants in the greenhouses of the Jardin des Plantes.