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    • Paris
      1
      Feb 2018
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      6
      Jan 2019

      Paintings from Afar

      The Quai Branly’s little-known collection of paintings reveal how Western perceptions of other cultures have evolved. The pieces are richly varied, from George Catlin’s portraits of Native American chiefs to Gauguin’s Tahitian drawings. 2 for 1 entry with your Eurostar ticket

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    • Paris
      16
      Oct 2018
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      27
      Jan 2019

      Dorothea Lange

      This comprehensive exhibition of the renowned photographer’s works offers a glimpse of America between the World Wars. Best know for her documenting of migrant workers during the Dirty Thirties, Lange doesn’t shy away from political statements in all the photographs on display. Explore the Jeu de Paume and keep an eye out for iconic pieces never before exhibited in France. 2 for 1 entry with your Eurostar ticket. 

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    • Paris
      20
      Dec 2018
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      6
      Jan 2019

      Picasso, Blue and Rose

      This large-scale exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay plots Picasso’s shifting mood between 1900 and 1906, bringing together a series of previously unseen works. Meticulously curated, this thought-provoking show examines masterpieces from his melancholy ‘Blue Period’ to the more upbeat ‘Rose Period’. Classic paintings such as La Vie (1903) allow for new interpretations of a critical point in the artist’s lengthy career. 2 for 1 entry with your Eurostar ticket.

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Paris
13
Jul 2018
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13
Jan 2019

Throne

Japanese artist Kohei Nawa’s monumental Throne is an eye-catching tribute to his country’s enduring relationship with France. It’s entirely covered in gold leaf, blending traditional Japanese craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology.

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Paris
4
Sep 2018
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13
Jan 2019

Picasso: Chefs D’oeuvre

Thanks to loans from across Europe, the Musée Picasso offers a chance to ogle some of the Spaniard’s finest works. Admire his pensive harlequin, the Trois Danseuses, and experimental, anything-goes sculptures.

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Paris
12
Sep 2018
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10
Dec 2018

Franz West

Sarcastic, playful and boundary-pushing, Franz West was one of Austria’s most prolific sculptors. This large-scale retrospective of his work spills out from the Pompidou Centre: find four of his outdoor sculptures in situ in the Marais’s cultural institutions.

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Paris
18
Sep 2018
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1
Jan 2019

The art of Madagascar

Faith and identity interweave in Malagasy art, at the Musée du quai Branly. Traditional and modern works include statuary, the island’s famed silks and raffias, and the aloalo burial poles that linked life and death. 2 for 1 entry with your Eurostar ticket.

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Paris
21
Sep 2018
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28
Jan 2019

Caravaggio in Rome

Brawler, philanderer, artistic genius: Caravaggio was quite the character. This show displays ten of his commanding canvases alongside works by contemporaries – some his friends, others sworn enemies.

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Paris
26
Sep 2018
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1
Jul 2019

Archaeology Goes Graphic

Archaeology meets comic book art in this innovative, family-friendly exhibition in the Louvre’s Petite Galerie. Delve into the world of expert time-travellers – and investigate how comic book artists have drawn inspiration from them.

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Paris
29
Sep 2018
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29
Dec 2018

La Traviata

Filmmaker Benoît Jacquot’s vision of Verdi’s La Traviata, at the Opéra Bastille, is minimal in style, but forte in effect. Inspired by Dumas’ La Dame aux Camélias, this is a slick take on the tragic tale of a lovesick 19th-century courtesan.

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Paris
3
Oct 2018
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14
Jan 2019

Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s career was short but fruitful. This blockbuster show takes over four floors of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, exploring the graffiti artist-turned-superstar’s vastly expansive influences – hip-hop, Homer, Picasso – and cherished legacy.

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Paris
6
Oct 2018
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7
Jan 2019

Richard Jackson

Discover the avant-garde side of the museum famous for Monet’s Water Lilies. The Musée de l’Orangerie inaugurates a new contemporary art room with a vibrant wall painting by Richard Jackson. 2 for 1 entry with your Eurostar ticket.

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Paris
17
Oct 2018
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25
Feb 2019

Cubism

Think Cubism is just Braque, Gris, Léger and Picasso? This innovative exhibition at the Pompidou Centre explores the bountiful work of lesser known talent alongside the masters’ most pioneering pieces.

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Paris
19
Oct 2018
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3
Feb 2019

Grayson Perry

Best known for his ceramics, alter-ego Claire and darkly humorous take on identity, masculinity and gender, Perry scores his first major show in France. Divided into ten themed chapters, a series of lectures will run alongside the exhibit at the Monnaie de Paris.

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Paris
3
Nov 2018
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29
Dec 2018

David LaChapelle

The US photographer and film-maker never does things by halves. Downstairs, check out his famous portraits of Warhol and Bowie. Upstairs, things get wilder with his surreal New World series.

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Paris
6
Nov 2018
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10
Feb 2019

Martine Franck

Politically engaged, photographer Martine Franck celebrated the joy of life through portraits and almost abstract landscapes. Catch this retrospective of her work at the Fondation’s newly revamped HQ.

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Paris
7
Nov 2018
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10
Feb 2019

Mécanique de l’Épreuve

Street artist JR always thinks big – and this time he’s taking over the newly reopened MEP. Check out his vast collages and installations, co-created with communities across the globe.

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Paris
16
Nov 2018
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22
Dec 2018

Festival Africolor

Catch the best music from Africa and the Caribbean – and from French musicians of that heritage – at this popular festival. Now in its 30th year, the music fest hosts performances across northeast Paris’s diverse neighbourhoods.

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Paris
16
Nov 2018
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15
Jan 2019

Festival of Lights

Endangered species are centre stage at this striking light installation at the Jardin des Plantes. Take an evening walk on the wild side and join a lantern-making workshop with your little ones.

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Paris
29
Nov 2018
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30
Dec 2019

Manga <-> Tokyo

No need for that pilgrimage to Japan. This wide-eyed, ultra-emotive exhibition at La Villette probes into how the country’s manga and gaming craze was anchored in the neon dreamscape of Tokyo itself.

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Paris
11
Dec 2018
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17
Mar 2019

Fernand Khnopff

The fin-de-siècle Belgian symbolist’s work is utterly mesmerising, with dream-like scenes, mysterious femmes fatales, and spooky undertones.

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Paris
15
Dec 2018
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24
Dec 2018

Marché de Noël

This bijou Christmas market is just a stone’s throw from Notre Dame. Warm up with mulled wine, stock up on homemade macarons and other handcrafted gifts, and look out for Santa’s special appearances.

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Paris
16
Dec 2018
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9
Jan 2019

Grand Palais des Glaces

Practice your toe loops and triple axels under the spectacular glass roof of the Grand Palais. Come night time, disco balls, lightshows and DJs keep the party going.

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Paris
30
Dec 2018
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31
Dec 2018

350th Anniversary Gala

The Opéra de Paris kicks off its 350th year with this two-day gala event at the Palais Garnier. Ring in the new year with a taste of the landmark season to come, with performances by both the national opera and the national ballet troupe.

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Paris
31
Dec 2018
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31
Dec 2018

Champs-Elysées light show

Crowds gather on the city’s broadest avenue for a light show projected on the Arc de Triomphe. Don’t expect spectacular pyrotechnics, but rather an animated countdown from 11.30pm and bold visuals with a distinctive French touch.

Paris
31
Dec 2018
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31
Dec 2018

Réveillon Bateau

Step on to the futuristic Flow barge for a memorable soirée on the Seine. Expect an explosion of party poppers and confetti come midnight, plus striking views of the Alexandre III bridge from the rooftop terrace.



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Paris
31
Dec 2018
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31
Dec 2018

Réveillon Yoyo

If you’re in the mood for a New Year boogie, join the party at Yoyo, Palais de Tokyo’s intimate nightclub. The last revellers leave at 6am – complimentary pastries and fruit juice in hand – and linger by the river to watch the sun rise over the Eiffel Tower.

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Image credits: © Jeanne Thil - Paintings from Afar; © Throne,-pyramide-du-musée-du-Louvre-©-Kohei-Nawa--SANDWICH-Inc; © Pablo Picasso, Les femmes à leur toilette, 1937; © Musée du quai Branly; © Antiveduto Grammatica; © Isabelle-Dethan,-Gaspard-et-la-malédiction-du-prince-fantôme-©-Isabelle-Dethan---Editions-Delcourt---Musée-du-Louvre-Editions-2017.jpg; © Alamy; © Richard Jackson, Sans titre, 1976-2009, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Georges Philippe et Nathalie Vallois; © Juan Gris; © Grayson Perry, The Adoration of the Cage Fighters, 2012; © Martine Franck, Beach, village of Puri, India, 1980-(c)-Martine Franck/Magnum Photos; © JR,-28-Millimètres,-Portrait-d'une-génération,-Kärcher-Série,2006.; © Jardin des Plantes; © La Villette; © Fernand Khnopff; © Grand Palais des Glaces; © Getty; © Dorothea Lange, Toward Los Angeles, 1937; © Pablo Picasso, Nu sur fond rouge, 1906-1906 © Succession Picasso 2017; © Danny Howe; © Flow; © Africolor; © Jean-Pierre Delagarde; © Emilie Brouchon; © Lemurenköpfe in Franz West’s studio in Vienna, 992 © Harold Schönfellinger; © Marché de Noël Notre Dame; © David LaChapelle