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

Ocean: Diving into the Unknown

from 03 April 2019 to 05 January 2020
Grande Galerie de l'Évolution - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - 36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Paris

Discover the biodiversity of our oceans

Back Side/Dos à la mode

from 05 July 2019 to 17 November 2019
Musée Bourdelle - 18 rue Antoine Bourdelle, Paris

An exhibition that breaks the mould and shines a spotlight on the back

Francis Bacon: Books and Painting

from 11 September 2019 to 20 January 2020
Centre Pompidou - Place Georges Pompidou, Paris

A much-awaited exhibition on the late works of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.

Degas at the Opera

from 24 September 2019 to 19 January 2020
Musée d'Orsay - 1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris

For the first time, an exhibition is specifically focusing on the depictions of the Opéra de Paris in the work of Degas

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

Van Gogh, Starry Night

from 22 February 2019 to 05 January 2020
Atelier des Lumières - 38 rue Saint-Maur, Paris

An immersion into Van Gogh's greatest masterpieces!