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

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

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

Moriyama - Tomatsu. Tokyo

from 19 May 2021 to 24 October 2021
Maison européenne de la photographie - MEP - 5-7 rue de Fourcy, Paris

Deux grands maîtres de la photographie japonaise de l’après-guerre à la Maison Européenne de la Photographie

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.

Divas. From Umm Kulthum to Dalida

from 19 May 2021 to 26 September 2021
Institut du monde arabe - 1 rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard, Paris

Tribute to iconic women artists of the Mediterranean Basin from 1920 to the 1970s

Uderzo, like a magic potion

from 27 May 2021 to 31 October 2021
Musée Maillol - 61 rue de Grenelle, Paris

The Musée Maillol pays tribute to Albert Uderzo – co-creator, with René Goscinny, of Asterix and Obelix

Victor Hugo. Dessins (drawings)

from 10 June 2021 to 21 November 2021
Maison de Victor Hugo - Hôtel de Rohan-Guéménée - 6 place des Vosges, Paris

The Maison de Victor Hugo presents the first exhibition of the writer’s drawings

Jean Tschumi, architect

from 19 May 2021 to 19 September 2021
Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine - Palais de Chaillot - 1 place du Trocadéro et du 11 novembre, Paris

The Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine retraces the life and work of architect Jean Tschumi


exposition virtuelle | Exhibition
from 08 December 2020 to 22 January 2022
Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - 30 avenue Corentin Cariou, Paris

An exhibition on jeans, this garment which is part of our daily life, at the Cité des Sciences

Gaudí: the architect of the imaginary

Exhibition | exposition virtuelle
from 29 January 2021 to 02 January 2022
Atelier des Lumières - 38 rue Saint-Maur, Paris

Rediscover the masterpieces of the Spanish architect Gaudi!

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

The Blue Hour of Peder Severin Krøyer

from 19 May 2021 to 26 September 2021
Musée Marmottan Monet - 2 rue Louis Boilly, Paris

Musée Marmottan Monet presents the first monographic exhibition devoted to Danish painter Peder Severin Krøyer

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.