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 Louis Vuitton Foundation and the Louvre Museum; at monuments such as the Panthéon, the Versailles Estate or the Grande Arche de La Défense, or are even, free of charge, outdoors at La Villette and on the railings of the Luxembourg Gardens or City Hall, exhibitions are always eagerly-anticipated events!

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, 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

Cleaving the air. Bamboo art in Japan

from 27 November 2018 to 07 April 2019
Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac - 37 quai Branly, Paris

Japanese bamboo wickerwork showcased at the Musée du Quai Branly

Vasarely – the Sharing of Shapes

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

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

Van Gogh, Starry Night

from 22 February 2019 to 31 December 2019
Atelier des Lumières - 38 rue Saint-Maur, Paris

An immersion into Van Gogh's greatest masterpieces!


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

Black models: from Géricault to Matisse

from 26 March 2019 to 21 July 2019
Musée d'Orsay - 1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris

The Musée d'Orsay is dedicating an exhibition to the representation of black models in the visual arts

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 museum of Cairo on show in Paris.

The Courtauld Collection. A Vision for Impressionism

from 20 February 2019 to 17 June 2019
Fondation Louis Vuitton - Bois de Boulogne - 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Paris

The Fondation Louis Vuitton shows the famous Collection by the art patron Samuel Courtauld


from 19 February 2019 to 25 August 2019
Musée national Picasso-Paris - 5 rue de Thorigny, Paris

An original exhibition about space and movement in the work of Pablo Picasso and sculptor Alexander Calder