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

Gallen-Kallela. Myths and Nature

Exhibition
from 11 March 2022 to 25 July 2022
Musée Jacquemart-André - 158 boulevard Haussmann, Paris
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Finland’s natural beauty and landscapes in the limelight at the Musée Jacquemart-André

Gaudí

Exhibition
from 12 April 2022 to 17 July 2022
Musée d'Orsay - 1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris
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The architect Antoni Gaudi is at the Musée d'Orsay for his first major exhibition in France in 50 years

Machu Picchu and the treasures of Peru

Exhibition
from 16 April 2022 to 04 September 2022
Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine - Palais de Chaillot - 1 place du Trocadéro et du 11 novembre, Paris
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An immersive experience to discover the history of the Inca civilization and admire its gold artefacts

Charles Ray

Exhibition
from 16 February 2022 to 20 June 2022
Centre Pompidou - Place Georges Pompidou, Paris
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An introduction to the work of one of America’s leaing contemporary sculptors

Women war photographers

Exhibition
from 08 March 2022 to 31 December 2022
Musée de la Libération de Paris - Musée du général Leclerc - Musée Jean Moulin - 4 avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, Paris
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Spotlight on eight women war photographers

Fragiles !

Exhibition
from 19 February 2022 to 08 January 2023
Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - 30 avenue Corentin Cariou, Paris
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An entertaining exhibition about the fragility of objects for 2-to-6-year-olds.

Marcel Proust. Du côté de la mère

Exhibition
from 14 April 2022 to 28 August 2022
Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme - Hôtel de Saint-Aignan - 71 rue du Temple, Paris
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A new exhibition on Marcel Proust for the centenary of the writer's death

The World of Steve McCurry

Exhibition
from 09 December 2021 to 31 July 2022
Musée Maillol - 61 rue de Grenelle, Paris
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For the first time in Paris: an exceptional exhibition of the work of American photographer Steve McCurry.

Maya Ruiz-Picasso, Daughter of Pablo

Exhibition
from 16 April 2022 to 31 December 2022
Musée national Picasso-Paris - 5 rue de Thorigny, Paris
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An exhibition focusing on Maya Ruiz-Picasso, the painter’s daughter and one of his sources of inspiration.

Matthieu Ricard - An Ode to Beauty

Exhibition
from 13 April 2022 to 30 November 2022
Le Toit de la Grande Arche - 1 parvis de la Défense, Puteaux
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Matthieu Ricard’s photographs celebrate the beauty of the world, of Nature and of people.

Romy Schneider exhibition

Exhibition
from 16 March 2022 to 31 July 2022
La Cinémathèque française - 51 rue de Bercy, Paris

A tribute to Romy Schneider, the first truly European star of the 1970s, at the Cinémathèque

Sensory Odyssey

Exhibition
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)

Hip Hop 360

Exhibition
from 17 December 2021 to 24 July 2022
Philharmonie de Paris - 221 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

An immersive and interactive exhibition exploring the history of hip hop.

Cézanne, the Lights of Provence

Exhibition
from 18 February 2022 to 02 January 2023
Atelier des Lumières - 38 rue Saint-Maur, Paris

A digital and immersive exhibition about the creative universe of the painter Paul Cézanne.

Simon Hantaï. The Centenary Exhibition

Exhibition
from 18 May 2022 to 29 August 2022
Fondation Louis Vuitton - Bois de Boulogne - 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Paris

A retrospective devoted to the painter Simon Hantaï to mark the centenary of his birth.