Exhibitions in Paris

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

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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.

The city puts free exhibitions on outdoors too: the railings of the Luxembourg Gardens, the Champs-Elysées,  the Seine riverbanks and the Champ de Mars are sometimes the backdrop for unusual works of sculpture and objects during exhibitions that are as surprising as the city itself.

Around Beaubourg and Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Parisian art galleries also show exhibitions that are popular with fans of contemporary, classic, primitive and exotic art, and painting, photography, sculpture, etc.

Here is a snapshot of the most eagerly-awaited exhibitions in Paris in 2019.

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Top 10 exhibitions in Paris

Alphonse Mucha

from 12 September 2018 to 27 January 2019
Musée du Luxembourg - 19 rue de Vaugirard, Paris

An exhibition devoted to the art nouveau painter and illustrator Alphonse Mucha.

Caravaggio in Rome, friends and enemies

from 21 September 2018 to 28 January 2019
Musée Jacquemart-André - 158 boulevard Haussmann, Paris

This important exhibition brings together some ten works by the famous Italian painter Caravaggio

Jean-Michel Basquiat

from 03 October 2018 to 21 January 2019
Fondation Louis Vuitton - Bois de Boulogne - 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Paris

Jean Michel Basquiat comes to the Fondation Louis Vuitton

Miró. Retrospective

from 03 October 2018 to 04 February 2019
Grand Palais - 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris

Surrealism takes hold of the Grand Palais

Film musicals. A glorious feeling

from 19 October 2018 to 27 January 2019
Philharmonie de Paris - 221 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

The Philharmonie celebrates famous musicals.

Michael Jackson, On the Wall

from 23 November 2018 to 14 February 2019
Grand Palais - 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris

The Grand Palais is paying homage to the King of Pop

Vasarely – the Sharing of Shapes

from 06 February 2019 to 06 June 2019
Centre Pompidou - Place Georges Pompidou, Paris

The Pompidou Centre will stage a major retrospective of the work of the painter Victor Vasarely


from 12 March 2019 to 07 July 2019
Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac - 37 quai Branly, Paris

A journey through the Pacific Islands at the Musée du Quai Branly

Tutankhamun, the Treasure of the Pharaoh

from 23 March 2019 to 15 September 2019
Grande Halle de La Villette - Parc de la Villette - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

Save the date! The fascinating collection from the Cairo Museum opens in Paris.