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 Musée d'Orsay, the Grand Palais, the Musée National Picasso, the Musée Jacquemart-André, the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain 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 10 exhibitions in Paris

Christian Louboutin, Exhibition[nist]

from 16 June 2020 to 03 January 2021
Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration - Palais de la Porte Dorée - 293 avenue Daumesnil, Paris

An atypical exhibition of the creations of Christian Louboutin in the setting of an aquarium

Hearts. Romanticism in contemporary art

from 14 February 2020 to 13 September 2020
Musée de la Vie romantique - Hôtel Scheffer-Renan - 16 rue Chaptal, Paris

Contemporary artworks on the theme of the heart at the Musée de la Vie Romantique

Parcours Saint-Germain (Postponed)

from 04 June 2021 to 14 June 2021
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

When contemporary art takes over a district of Paris.

Macparis (Postponed)

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition | Exhibition
from 10 November 2020 to 15 November 2020
Bastille Design Center - 74 boulevard Richard Lenoir, Paris

Macparis, the manifestation of contemporary art on a human level.

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

European Heritage Days

Exhibition | Celebration
from 19 September 2020 to 20 September 2020
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

Discover or rediscover Parisian museums and monuments over one exclusive weekend

FIAC, International Contemporary Art Fair

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 22 October 2020 to 25 October 2020
Tout Paris - Paris, Paris

The latest developments in contemporary art, through works by some 1,500 artists.