Outdoor exhibitions in Paris

Luxembourg Gardens, Jardin des Plantes, outside City Hall ... exhibitions can be visited outdoors too


Discover heritage and works of art in the open air on a stroll through the streets and gardens of Paris and Ile-de-France. Free and easily accessible, large-format photographic displays regularly appear on the railings of the Luxembourg Gardens, the City Hall, the Tour Saint-Jacques or the Jardin des Plantes. The exterior square at Gare de Lyon and the green spaces of the square at Fontainebleau - Avon station also become the setting for temporary exhibitions.

All year round, Bercy Village invites visitors to discover photo exhibitions in its covered passages. La Villette regularly hosts artistic installations in the park. 'Les Extatiques', the flagship event at Esplanade de la Défense  highlights a selection of contemporary works of art against the backdrop of its unique architecture.  And you can have fun spotting the various cats of Geluck along the Champs Elysées. Finally, the Paris Commune is the subject of several outdoor exhibitions this spring.

The 72 days of the Commune

Exhibition | exposition virtuelle
from 18 March 2021 to 17 June 2021
Tout Paris - Paris, Paris

Visit virtually or across Paris to discover an outdoor itinerant exhibition about the Paris Commune

Les Extatiques

from 24 June 2021 to 03 October 2021
Paris La Défense - Coeur Défense - Tour B - 110 esplanade du Général-de-Gaulle, Paris La Défense cedex

4th edition of the outdoor contemporary art exhibition

The art of science: the Museum's expertise

from 16 September 2020 to 14 June 2021
Le Jardin des Plantes - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - Place Valhubert, Paris

Spotlight on the expertise and the skills of the staff at the Muséum national d'Histoire Naturelle

Le Chat takes a walk

from 26 March 2021 to 09 June 2021
Avenue des Champs-Élysées - De l'Arc de Triomphe à la place de la Concorde, Paris

The Cat invades the Avenue des Champs-Elysées

Draw me Notre Dame

Since June 2020
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris et son trésor - 6 parvis Notre-Dame - Place Jean-Paul II, Paris

An outdoor exhibition around Notre Dame Cathedral