Open-air exhibitions in Paris

There is no need to go to a gallery to enjoy photographic work in Paris, where open-air exhibitions abound.


Heritage and works of art can be discovered in the open air and in free access during a stroll through the streets and gardens of Paris and Ile-de-France. Large-format photographic displays regularly appear on the gates of the Luxembourg Gardens, the Town Hall, the Tour Saint-Jacques or the Jardin des Plantes. The exterior square of the Gare de Lyon or the green spaces of the square of the Fontainebleau - Avon station also become the scene of ephemeral thematic exhibitions.

Bercy Village invites walkers throughout the year to discover photo exhibitions in its covered passages, while La Villette regularly hosts artistic installations in its gardens. The Esplanade de la Défense meanwhile, through the flagship event "Les Extatiques" highlights a selection of contemporary works of art in the heart of its unique architecture or have fun meeting the different cats of Geluck along the Champs Elysées. Finally, the Paris Commune is highlighted in several outdoor exhibitions this spring.

The 72 jours 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

Summer 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

Louis de Funès s'affiche à Bercy Village

from 18 February 2021 to 31 May 2021
Bercy Village - Cour Saint-Émilion, Paris

Profitez d'une exposition en plein air gratuite autour d'un géant du cinéma français

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

Nous la Commune (We the Commune)

from 02 April 2021 to 27 May 2021
Tout Paris - Paris, Paris

50 profiles of Communards illustrated by Dugudus on show throughout Paris