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 15 exhibitions in Paris

Overseas. In all their glory

from 19 September 2020 to 17 January 2021
Jardin du Luxembourg - Rue de Médicis - Rue de Vaugirard, Paris

101 photos highlight the nature and biodiversity of the 13 French overseas territories.

Lol Project, by photographer David Ken

from 18 September 2020 to 17 January 2021
Bercy Village - Cour Saint-Émilion, Paris

A gallery of photographs full of positive vibes at Bercy Village to say thank you to healthcare personnel

Cindy Sherman at the Fondation Louis Vuitton

from 23 September 2020 to 31 January 2021
Fondation Louis Vuitton - Bois de Boulogne - 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Paris

The first retrospective in France of the American photographer for 14 years!

Photo Days

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition | Photo
from 04 December 2020 to 06 February 2021
Tout Paris - Paris, Paris

A photography-focused walk through different parts of the capital

Rêver l’univers

exposition virtuelle
from 02 September 2020 to 08 February 2021
Musée de La Poste - 34 boulevard de Vaugirard, Paris

Exposition Rêver l’univers au musée de la Poste

Le rire de Cabu devant l'Hôtel de Ville

A partir du 12 janvier 2021
Hôtel de Ville de Paris - Mairie de Paris - Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, Paris

Une exposition événement sur l’œuvre du dessinateur de presse Cabu dans la salle Saint-Jean

Matisse, comme un roman (like a novel)

from 21 October 2020 to 22 February 2021
Centre Pompidou - Rue Beaubourg, côté Saint-Merri (jusqu'en mai 2021), Paris

The Centre Pompidou devotes a solo exhibition to Henri Matisse to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth.

Museums at Night 2021

Celebration | Exhibition
15th of May 2021
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

The 16th Museums at Night events invites itself to your home for online visits

The Advent of the Artist

Virtual during the closure of the museum
Musée du Louvre - Pyramide du Louvre, Paris

How an artist’s status has evolved through the centuries

From station to the renovated Musée d’Orsay

Exhibition | Art, culture, music
Permanent online exhibition
Musée d'Orsay - 1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris

A virtual exhibition recounting the transformation of the station into a museum